One thing I can say about Joey Bada$$, he is proof that every 20 years we get some really dope Emcees. This is evidence that true artist are born not manufactured, 1999 was the year Mos Def released his solo album ironically it was the same title as Joey's mixtape. If you don't know anything about Joey Bada$$ it's probably because you still listen to that garbage on the radio "they" call HipHop. Do yourself and REal HipHip a favor and turn that S#@! off. Between Black Hippy in the West and Pro Era in the East, Real HipHop is about to take over the mainstream.