Joey Badass Professes His Dominance on New Track “King of the Jungle”
Joey Bada$$ returns with more fire! Today (March 10), we get the new banger, "King of the Jungle."
The new track is produced by beat veteran Salaam Remi, and serves as a bit of a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G., who died 21 years ago, on yesterday's date, March 9. "Yo Biggie! What up, son?," Joey blurts in the intro. The song also samples Big's famous quip, "Is Brooklyn in the house?"
Joey attacks the boom bap track with vigor. "I'm Brooklyn borough thorough/King of the jungle now they all in trouble/Six years strong they can't knock the hustle," he raps on the first verse. "I'ma be here long on some rap Rapunzel shit/Stay close to where I stack my bundles/Wig get a paper cut anytime my tongue'll lift/I talk sharp, please don't start with the Don/Guarantee to never do me no harm."
The song comes a day after he released the collab track with XXXTentacion, "Kings Dead (Remix)." The two might have more where that came from. Back in January, they teased a joint tape possibly being in the works on their Instagram stories. In white words over a black background, XXX simply posted "xxxtentacion x joey badass" and "Collaboration Tape." After catching wind of the post, Joey added a screenshot of the 17 rapper's post in his story and stamped "LETSGOOOOO @xxxtentacion" on top of it.
Listen to the new Joey Bada$$ track "King of the Jungle" below.
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