(AllHipHop News) After gaining attention from Hip Hop fans with the mixtapes 1999 and Summer Knights, Joey Bada$$ is ready to share his debut studio album with the world. Joey revealed the release date for B4.DA.$$ in a trailer for the project uploaded to YouTube.
The video ends with the words “B4.DA.$$ 1.20.15” on the screen. The Pro Era member also added a message with the visuals. Joey wrote:
P.eace young world this is the Badmon Jozif and I just want to thank all of my supporters and fans for being so patient with me as I finished my first album. The wait is finally almost over and the release date is locked and loaded. After discovering my birthday falls on a Tuesday (the day of the week all albums drop) next year I decided to save the album drop for then (1.20.15). I thought it was the best time to cause a shift. It’s always been a goal of mine to drop a project on my birthday and the premonition has finally come into fruition. The number 120 is very unique and symbolic to me as well. My 1st album on my 20th birthday this was destiny.” – B4.DA.$$ P.eace!
Joey worked extensively with Statik Selektah for the album, and the producer spoke with AllHipHop.com in August about his contribution to the Brooklyn emcee’s project. Statik also talked about the connection between his recent album What Goes Around, Joey’s B4.DA.$$, and Action Bronson’s forthcoming Mr. Wonderful.
“I’m very involved in [Joey Bada$$’] album. He’s on my projects. He’s like my little brother,” said Statik. “I mixed a lot of it too. I brought him ideas. I’m very, very involved with his album.”
He added, “I think when people hear his album they’re going to hear my influence on it. When you hear Action Bronson’s album – those three points are going to connect, and people are going to see it.”
Watch the trailer for Joey Bada$$’ B4.DA.$$ below.