New Music: Joey Bada$$ – ‘King of the Jungle’

Is Brooklyn in the house? Without a doubt.

In the late hours of March 9th, the anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death, Joey Bada$$ unleashed his Biggie-inspired track “King of the Jungle.”

Over Salaam Remi’s boom-bap drums, Jozif Badmon unleashes a flurry of bars and flows, reflecting on his schooling in hip-hop university.

“I bought tracks with the late, great Christopher Wallace / I’m a hip-hop scholar, graduated with the young God honors / And the wisdom and the knowledge from all of my forefathers.”

Elsewhere, the BK MC boasts about how hip-hop has allowed him to carve out a better life for himself. “I was raised in them neighborhoods so impoverished,” he recalls. “Now I get a little taller when I stand on my wallet.”

Bada$$ is coming off his “King’s Dead” freestyle with XXXTentacion. He also recently released “Thugz Cry” and the first episode of his “47 Minutes” podcast on TIDAL.

Listen to the Frank White tribute below.