Editors’ Notes Joey Bada$$'s breakout debut 1999, initially released in 2012 as a free mixtape, reveals the then-17-year-old as a true rap prodigy. Over jazzy production from his PRO ERA crew and repurposed beats from MF DOOM, Lord Finesse, and the late J Dilla, Bada$$ delivers couplets with fervor, confidence, and a clear intent to impress—the same way he would have at his Brooklyn high school’s lunch table. Young Joey favors a vintage New York boom-bap aesthetic far beyond his years, forged by influences like Boot Camp Clik, Wu-Tang Clan, and Nas. The album's official release here, six years later, is as much a testament to its staying power as to the timeless sound of Joey Bada$$'s forefathers.

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Summer Knights
1
1:56
 
Waves
2
3:31
 
FromdaTomb$ (feat. Chuck Strangers)
3
3:24
 
Survival Tactics (feat. Capital Steez)
4
3:22
 
Killuminati (feat. Capital Steez)
5
2:33
 
Hardknock (feat. CJ Fly)
6
5:18
 
World Domination
7
2:42
 
Pennyroyal
8
2:49
 
Funky Ho'$
9
4:29
 
Daily Routine
10
2:57
 
Snakes (feat. T'nah Apex)
11
4:19
 
Don't Front (feat. CJ Fly)
12
4:21
 
Righteous Minds
13
3:44
 
Where It'$ At? (feat. Kirk Knight)
14
4:08
 
Third Eye Shit (feat. PRO ERA, Capital STEEZ, CJ Fly, Chuck Strangers, Dyemond Lewis, Nyck Caution, Kirk Knight, Rokamouth, T'nah Apex, Dessy Hinds)
15
11:46
 

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