Joey Bada$$, rising star of underground hip-hop and unlikely traditionalist in the early ’90s style (which was when he was born), has released a brand new mixtape today, titled Summer Knights. On this new set, the Pro Era emcee, whose 1999 mixtape made Treble’s Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2012, features beats by Alchemist, Statik Selektah, DOOM and a long list of other producers. Download it here.
1 Alowha [prod. by Kirk Knight] 2 Hilary $wank [prod. by Lee Bannon] 3 My Youth [ft. Collie Buddz] [prod. by Chuck Strangers] 4 Afterlife [prod. by Chuck Strangers and Patrick Eulmi] 5 Right on Time [T’nah Apex] [prod. by Kirk Knight] 6 Sweet Dreams [prod. by Navie D] 7 47goonz [ft. Dirty Sanchez, Nyck Caution and Rokamouth] [prod. by Lee Bannon] 8 Sit N’ Prey [ft. Dessy Hinds and T’nah Apex] [prod. by Navie D] 9 Word Is Bond [prod. by Statik Selektah] 10 Trap Dour [prod. by Alchemist] 11 Satellite [ft. Chuck Strangers, Kirk Knight and Dessy Hinds] [prod. by Lee Bannon] 12 95 Til Infinity [prod. by Lee Bannon] 13 Amethyst Rockstar [ft. Kirk Knight] [prod. by DOOM] 14 Reign [prod. by Chuck Strangers] 15 Sorry Bonita [ft. Dyemond Lewis, Chuck Strangers, Dirty Sanchez, A La Sole, Kirk Knight, Dessy Hinds, and CJ Fly] [prod. by Oddisee] 16 #LongLiveSteelo (Bonus track) [prod. by Kirk Knight]
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