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Video: Joey Bada$$ Covers Prince; Re-Dubs the Track “When Thugs Cry”

posted by Oscar January 18, 2018

Joey Bada$$ is out in the land down under, and during his visit to Australian radio station triple j for another edition of “Like A Version,” he paid tribute to the Purple One. Joey took on Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” but he took some creative liberties by renaming it “When Thugs Cry.”

The cover also features some new verses from Joey. Check that above.

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Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight Share Unearthed 2013 Song “Gazzliona”

posted by Oscar December 29, 2017

Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight have shared a previously unreleased track titled “Gazzliona.” The song was originally conceived back in 7/14/13, and now the pair have brought it back to light to follow Joey’s declaration to his fans to “Expect more spontaneity in 2018.”

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Don’t Sleep: 10 Underrated Songs of July

posted by Luis Hernandez July 31, 2017

Jay-Z, Tyler the Creator, and even 21 Savage decided to drop music this month taking the industry by storm every week. Often times when many high profile artists drop music lesser known acts slide under the radar without the proper attention they deserve. Being that July was another great month overall for rap, here are 10 rap songs that may have flew under your radar and need to be played before we close the door on July 2017. Listen below.

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Listen to Episode 24 of 93 ‘Til: $$ w/Special Guest Tali

posted by Luis Hernandez April 13, 2017


On this week’s episode of 93 ‘Til we welcome on special guest Tali from Pursuit of Dopeness. We talk about:

(00:00-02:35) Chicago Spotlight featuring song by Brent Rambo, Lucki x Warhol, and Monster Mike

(02:35-14:45) We review Joey Bada$$ new album “All Amerikkan Bada$$”

(14:46) We play overrated/underrated with west coast and midwest rappers

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5 Reasons You Should Buy the New Joey Bada$$ Album

posted by Luis Hernandez April 13, 2017

Brooklyn phenom Joey Bada$$ dropped his sophomore project “All-Amerikkkan Bada$$” last Friday and it has quickly risen up the charts. Not only has it made an impact on album sales, it also is being talked about as one of the most important albums to drop in 2017. On the follow up to B4.Da.$$, Joey is hungrier than ever to deliver his message out to the world. It’s not often that artists are able produce a full concept album, however, Joey has done just that. All Amerikkkan Bada$$ is special and here are 5 reasons why you should buy this album to support the rise of the one of the greatest rappers of the our generation.

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Watch Joey Bada$$ Powerful Visuals for ‘LAND OF THE FREE”

posted by Tali March 7, 2017


Pro Era star, Joey Bada$$, recently announced his newest project, “ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$,” which drops 4.7.17, and we are literally counting down the days here at POD. (31 days left)  However, in the meantime, Joey’s gifted us with these powerful visuals. Self directed alongside Nathan R. Smith, they’ve really did it with this one.

“300 plus years of them cold shoulders.

Yet, 300 million of us still got no focus. “

The video itself includes images of young adults of color, dressed in all black, at one point circling around with chains then assembled in a line up against white males with guns, one by one falling and the others are left to flee. The limited options that most don’t get a chance to decide. Then, it cuts to young children draped in all white circling a tree. The youth is the future, and in turn we are creating a better future for them and generations to come. So, the need for change is now.

The imagery alone is powerful, but it perfectly compliments the talented lyrical flow of Joey. He’s really got something to say, and directly combats any unjust power in ‘Amerikkka.’

At one point, the setting resembled to be right out of the movie, Mad Max, a dried up deserted land,. But nevertheless, his evocative visuals are second to none, as Joey continues to move with purpose. Check out the “Land of The Free” video below and mark your calendars, #aaba is on its way!





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Music To Survive Monday: Top 10 Thelonious Martin Produced Tracks

posted by Luis Hernandez January 30, 2017

Chicago producer Thelonious Martin has been making moves in the city for a minute, from Djing around town to producing some of the hottest tracks out. Putting out songs with Chance The Rapper, A$AP Rocky, & Joey Purp has quickly risen him to not only one of the best producers in the city, also nationwide. He’s able to mix samples with the best of them and produce beats that guarantee to get replayed for years. Here are 10 tracks produced by him that need to be in your rotation this Monday. Listen Below

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Music To Survive Monday: 5 Songs You Need in Rotation

posted by Luis Hernandez January 23, 2017

It’s only been 23 days and 2017 already looks to be one of the weirdest years yet. Thankfully, it seems that we will be getting a dope soundtrack to go along with the craziness of 2017. In honor of this, here are 5 songs you may have slept on but need to be in rotation to get you through this Monday. Check them out below!

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Recap: The Best of Riot Fest 2016, Day Three

posted by Rosario Edwards September 18, 2016
Joey Badass on the Rise Stage

Joey Badass on the Rise Stage

Sunday kicked off with beautiful weather and excellent performances from Billy Talent, Juliette and the Licks, Thursday, Andrew W.K, and The Wonder Years.

Unfortunately the Joey Badass performance was marred by audio difficulties, but Joey still soldiered through to perform “Christ Conscious” and some new bangers.

The Deftones brought their own unique atmosphere to the show.

Deftones on The Riot Stage

Deftones on The Riot Stage

Sleater Kinney on the Rock Stage

Sleater Kinney on the Rock Stage

The evening was filled with epic performances, including Sleater Kinney. With a dazzling light show, and stage prescence like no other, the all female band proved why they’ve been called one of the best rock bands of the last two decades. After their long hiatus it was a treat to see them performing with such energy, and enthusiasm. Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Wise absolutely killed it. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Daily Schedule Is Out

posted by Oscar August 30, 2016

Riot Fest 2016 - Chicago

We all know #RiotFestSucks, so how about a little something to have you complain about it some more? Well today we finally get the daily schedule for Riot Fest Chicago, featuring tons of sweet, delicious time conflicts between some of our favorite acts playing this year!

These are some of toughest set overlaps we’re going to be fighting over:

  • Friday: Ween vs. Refused; The Flaming Lips vs. NOFX vs. Highly Suspect
  • Saturday: Motion City Soundtrack vs. The Hold Steady; The Hives vs. GZA; Death Cab For Cutie vs. Method Man & Redman; Nas vs. Morrissey
  • Sunday: Dee Snider vs. Juliette Lewis & The Licks vs. Andrew W.K.; The Julie Ruin vs. Joey Bada$$; Jake Bugg vs. Deftones; Rob Zombie vs. Sleater-Kinney vs. Death Grips

Check out the schedule in full here. For real tho, #RiotFestSucks. See y’all there.

Some tickets are still available, so get yours now: riotfest.org/chicago/tickets/