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Pro Era Family Tree: Meet The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Crew Spearheaded By Joey Bada$$


Name: Joey Bada$$
Twitter: @JoeyBadaSS_
Age: 18
Role: Group Leader/rapper
Bio: The breakout star of Pro Era, Joey is the undisputed leader and creative figurehead of the group, with a pair of critically acclaimed mixtapes and cosigns from everyone from A$AP Rocky to Action Bronson to Jay Z to his name. He’s widely regarded as being at the forefront of the Beast Coast and New New York movements, and has a penchant for the early-1990s boom bap sound of producers like DJ Premier and Pete Rock.
Best Lyric: “That’s your biggest rival, in your whole life
These bars you can’t handle you better hold tight
They sayin’ I’m the best, I’m like you’re so right
Still ain’t got enough shine to last the whole night”
—“Survival Tactics,” 1999
# Of Third Eye Mentions: 14

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