Beast Coast rapper Joey Bada$$ is back with a hazy new hip-hop track called Big Dusty.
It feels like an internet eon since the Brooklyn teenager Joey Bada$$ rode his ’90s boom-bap revivalism to a serious level of online buzz. In reality, it’s only been about two years since 1999, Joey’s strong debut mixtape, and he’s just now getting around to readying B4DA$$, his first proper album. His first single is called “Big Dusty,” and it’s a glimmering piece of retro-rap produced by Joey’s Pro Era associate Kirk Knight, and it’s exactly the type of low-stakes head-nod shit Joey should be making.
The track’s loop of hazy guitar and dusty drums has a kind of early Cypress Hill vibe, which fits nicely with the rest of Joey’s retro aesthetic.