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Joey Badass Biography

Joey Badass born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott , is an American rapper, singer, actor, and record producer hailing from Brooklyn, New York. He is affiliated to the hip hop collective Pro Era as one of the founders. The style of his rap music focuses on insightful street tales and socio-political issues that are currently happening in America in a bid to initiate dialogue regarding the issues which can be sampled on the 2015 and 2017 albums titled B4.DA.$$ and All-Amerikkkan Bada$$. The rapper made his television debut In July 2016 in the second season of the hit TV series Mr. Robotm, where he plays as Leon, a close friend of Elliot.

Joey Badass

The rapper released his debut mixtape, 1999, on June 12, 2012, to critical acclaim and recognition and followed with ‘Rejex in September, and ‘Summer Knights’ that he released on July 1, 2013. His debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, was released January 20, 2015. His second studio album titled ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’ was released on April 7, 2017 to mass critical acclaim.

Joey Badass Age| Birthday| How old is Joey?

The rapper was born January 20, 1995 in Brooklyn, New York, and is 24 years old in 2019.

Joey Badass Family| Parents

Joey’s family trace their origins from the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean on his mother’s side.The rapper is the first of his immediate Caribbean family to be born in the United State . His father’s roots trace back to Jamaica.

Joey Badass Name

Initially when he started his rapping career, he went with the pseudonym “JayOhVee”, eventually changing his moniker to Joey Badass. In an interview, he was quick to add that the name change came about due to the media’s focus on rappers with more cynical names, adding it was “what sounded cool and fit his mood at the time.

He claims to have first started writing poetry and songs at the age of 11. Along with CJ Fly, he is a founding member of the collective known as Progressive Era, or Pro Era for short, which was formed by his high school friends Capital Steez and Powers Pleasant.

Joey Badass Pro Era

Joey is a founding member of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, with whom he has released three mix-tapes with. Pro Era (short for Progressive Era) is an American hip hop collective group from Brooklyn, New York. The group is a collective of rappers and record producers that includes east coast rappers Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Aaron Rose, Dessy Hinds, Dirty Sanchez, Rokamouth, J.A.B. and Jakk the Rhymer, along with producers Chuck Strangers and Powers Pleasant. The collective was formed in 2011 by Capital STEEZ and Powers Pleasant, with Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly among its founding members.

In early 2012, Joey Badass and Capital Steez released a video for “Survival Tactics” via their YouTube channel “PROfckingERA”, which samples the 2000 Fold song of the same name by Styles of Beyond. In February 2012, Pro Era released their debut mixtape entitled The Secc$ Tap.e. On March 21, 2012, MTV News featured Joey Badass’ verse from the video during a RapFix Live segment and subsequently appeared as a featured guest on Sucker Free the following month. The song was succeeded with the video premiere of “Hardknock” featuring CJ Fly on MTV2.

On December 21, 2012, Pro Era released the P.E.E.P: The aPROcalypse mixtape. On March 5, 2013, Joey released the music video for “Unorthodox”. On March 21, 2013, he began the Beast Coast concert tour with Pro Era, The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies.

Joey Badass Daughter

Joey unveiled that he recently became a father for the first time in April 2018. He stated in  an interview:

“It’s amazing, bro. It’s a life-changer to see this little human you co-created with someone. She’s like my little twin. It’s honestly the most heartwarming thing that’s ever happened to me. I love it,””Her name is Indigo Rain. She got some hippy parents.”

Joey Badass Photos

Joey Badass 1999 Mixtape

In October 2010, Joey Badass took to YouTube to upload a video of himself freestyling which would later change his career course. The video was re-posted on to American hip hop site World Star Hip Hop and caught the attention of Jonny Shipes, the president of Cinematic Music Group, who soon after signed him and became his manager.

 

On June 12, 2012, the rapper premiered  his debut solo mixtape titled 1999 with the album being exclusively released on spotify and Apple Music.Upon releasing the visuals for the song “Waves”  in June 2012; the mixtape catapulted his name to fame.In regards to ranking, 1999 was named the 38th best album of 2012 by Complex magazine and the best mixtape of 2012 by HipHopDX. On September 6 of the same year, he released another mixtape titled Rejex, which featured all the tracks that did not make it on the 1999 mixtape.

1999 Vinyl

On June 12, 2018, Joey re-issued 1999 on all streaming services and vinyl for its 6th anniversary,

Joey Badass & Mac Miller

American rapper Mac Miller reached out to Joey Badass through Twitter to collaborate. The two collaborated on the song titled “America” from Mac’s mixtape Macadelic and went ahead to opened for the late rapper at the Roseland Ballroom in April 2012.

 

On November 9, 2012, Joey Badass released a track with Ab-Soul produced by Lee Bannon called “Enter the Void” along with “Waves”. These songs were his first official releases to retail. On January 14, 2013, he released the first single off his second mixtape Summer Knights, “Unorthodox”, which was produced by DJ Premier. On February 8, he released a music video featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA titled “Underground Airplay”. The song was featured on the Eckō Unltd. mixtape.  On March 26, 2013, it was announced that Joey Badass would be a part of XXL Magazine’s 2013 Freshman Class.

Joey Badass Summer Knights

The rapper released his EP titled Summer Knights on October 29, 2013 . The EP featured four songs from the mixtape of the same name, and three new songs including a remix. Upon its release, Summer Knights debuted at number 48 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

 B4.DA.$$ and All-Amerikkkan Bada$$

In August 2014, Joey Badass appeared in a quasi-autobiographical short film entitled No Regrets, directed by Rik Cordero, in which he portrays himself. In an interview on Shade 45 Radio in March 2016, he explained that “it’s been my dream to act since I was in like eighth grade. I always wanted to be an actor. And I feel like the music just made it a little bit easier for me to chase that dream.”

Mr. Robot

On March 4, 2016, Joey Badass made his television debut in the second season of the hit TV series Mr. Robot, where he was cast in the recurring role of Leon, who is a close friend of Elliot (played by Rami Malek).

Joey Badass B4.DA.$$

The rapper had hinted on releasing his debut studio album and on August 4, 2014, he released the first single from his upcoming  album titled “Big Dusty” which was followed by a music video  8 days later.  he followed through with a second single off  the album titled “Christ Conscious” on MTV Jams on September 30,. The third single from the album entitled “No. 99” was released on December 9. He went on to release the fourth single oin December 23, titled “Curry Chicken” . On January 13 he made an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, where he performed the song “Like Me” to a live audience featuring  BJ the Chicago Kid, The Roots and Statik Selektah.

On January 20, 2015, his 20th birthday, he premiered the much awaited  album entitled B4.DA.$$ which was received to mass critical acclaim.

Joey Badass All Amerikkkan Bada$$

Devastated

On May 26, 2016, Joey released a single titled “Devastated”. Devastated peaked at number 25 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which became Joey’s highest charting single to date (as a solo artist). The single ‘Devastated’ was certified gold by the RIAA on January 6, 2017.

Joey followed through with a new song titled “Land of the Free”  which was released on January 20, 2017, .On March 2, 2017, Joey Bada$$ revealed the title of his second studio album tilted “All-Amerikkkan Bada$$”; releasing it on April 7, 2017. 

Joey Badass & Post Malone| Rockstar

On December 28, 2017, Joey Badass took to Twitter to announce that he was originally featured on Post Malone’s track “Rockstar” along with T-Pain. He also went on to add that he  ghostwrote.

Joey Badass Girlfriend

The rapper  started his 2019 announcing l on social media that he separated from his baby’s mother. The rapper confirmed to his fans that he’s now single.

Joey and Indigo have been together for years – since before he became a rap star. And the two decided to bring a baby in 2018.

Joey Badass & XXX Tentacion

The late Florida rapper XXXTentacion took to his Instagram to confirm that he had a collaboration project with Joey Badass, Badass later confirmed this on January 20, 2018. The duo dropped a remix of the song “King’s Dead” on SoundCloud on March 9, 2018.The two later on dropped a song titled “Infinity (888)” on XXXTentacion’s second studio album one week later on March 16. the untimely death of X threw the project off the bus as the status of the project remains unknown.

Joey Badass Influences

Joey Badass has been on record stating that he was influenced by Nas, Tupac Shakur, Black Thought, MF DOOM, J Dilla, Andre 3000, Jay Z, and The Notorious B.I.G. He has received heavy comparison to late rapper Big L. He has also been compared to Nas during his Illmatic era.

Joey Badass  Arrested

Joey Badass was arrested in January 2015, and charged with assault for allegedly breaking a security guard’s nose at the Falls Festival in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia before his performance.

Joey Badass &Troy Ave Diss

The rapper and a fellow Brooklyn-native rapper Troy Ave were involved in an exchange of words in June of 2015, when Joey Badass took to Twitter to declared himself the “#1 independent hip hop recording artist and a brand in the world” . Troy also took to twitter and responded in another tweet by pointing out that Joey had been signed to Cinematic Music Group, whose music is distributed by RED Distribution, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Joey Badass later refuted reports of a feud between him and Troy Ave in another tweet.

On July 7, 2015, Joey Badass was hosted for an interview with Ebro Darden on Hot 97, and while on the show;he had words of praise for Troy Ave, stating: “At some point you gotta have some level of respect for Troy because, at the end of the day, we’re both independent artists who are standing on major platforms next to a whole bunch of major artists and they know who we are.”

 However, in February 2016,Joey reignited the feud in a single entitled “Ready”, where he rapped: “60k, first week for the badass / 200k to this day, I know you niggas mad / With that 80-20 split, my nigga do the math / my nigga Kirk just outsold Troy Ave” (in reference to Kirk Knight’s debut studio album Late Knight Special and Troy Ave’s second studio album Major Without a Deal).

In response to “Ready”, Troy Ave released a diss track entitled “Badass” the following week, in which he not only insulted Joey Badass, but also targeted Capital Steez and his suicide. 

 

Joey Badass Merch| Joey Badass T Shirt

 

The rapper owns Pro Era Collection where the apparells range from $40 to $150

Pro Era Collection

Joey Badass  Albums| Music

Studio albums

  • B4.DA.$$ (2015)
  • All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ (2017)
Mixtapes
  • 1999 (2012)
  • Summer Knights (2013)

Joey Badass Film| Movies

Year Title Role Notes
Film
2014 No Regrets Himself Lead role; short film
Television
2016–present Mr. Robot Leon Recurring role
2019-present Boomerang Camden Knight Recurring role

Joey Badass Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
 2013   BET Awards   Best New Artist   Himself   Nominated
  BET Hip Hop Awards   Rookie of the Year   Nominated
 2016   BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards   Social Star   Won

 

Joey Badass Tour| Tickets |Joey Badass Live |Joey Badass Concert

date venue location tickets
4/13/19 RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER Denver, CO BUY TICKETS
6/2/19 GOVERNORS BALL MUSIC FESTIVAL New York, NY BUY TICKETS
7/23/19 WAMU THEATER Seattle, WA BUY TICKETS
7/25/19 PNE AMPHITHEATRE Vancouver, BC BUY TICKETS
7/27/19 CUTHBERT AMPHITHEATER Eugene, OR BUY TICKETS
7/28/19 SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE Mountain View, CA BUY TICKETS
7/30/19 FIVE POINT AMPHITHEATRE Irvine, CA BUY TICKETS
7/31/19 GREEK THEATRE Los Angeles, CA BUY TICKETS
8/1/19 COMERICA THEATRE Phoenix, AZ BUY TICKETS
8/3/19 THE PAVILION AT THE IRVING MUSIC FACTORY Irving, TX BUY TICKETS
8/4/19 WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL Houston, TX BUY TICKETS
8/6/19 COCA-COLA ROXY THEATRE Atlanta, GA BUY TICKETS
8/7/19 CHARLOTTE METRO CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATER Charlotte, NC BUY TICKETS
8/8/19 MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM Nashville, TN BUY TICKETS
8/9/19 FARM BUREAU INSURANCE LAWN AT WHITE RIVER Indianapolis, IN BUY TICKETS
8/10/19 EXPRESS LIVE OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER Columbus, OH BUY TICKETS
8/11/19 FREEDOM HILL AMPHITHEATER Sterling Heights, MI BUY TICKETS
8/12/19 ECHO BEACH Toronto, ON BUY TICKETS
8/14/19 HUNTINGTON BANK PAVILION AT NORTHERLY ISLAND Chicago, IL BUY TICKETS
8/16/19 THE EAGLES BALLROOM Milwaukee, WI BUY TICKETS
8/17/19 PNC PAVILION AT RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER Cincinatti, OH BUY TICKETS
8/18/19 STAGE AE – INDOOR Pittsburgh, PA BUY TICKETS
8/20/19 THE MET PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia, PA BUY TICKETS
8/24/19 ROCKLAND TRUST BANK PAVILION Boston, MA BUY TICKETS
8/25/19 MECU PAVILION Baltimore, MD BUY TICKETS

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