15 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Johnsmo ,

This is my favorite mixtape ever released

🔥🔥

Sadguy12 ,

Classic mixtape

One of the best mixtapes ever

Devonte vonte ,

Classic

Top 5 favorite mixtape of all time

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