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Joey Bada$$ – ‘Summer Knights’ Mixtape Review

On the start of Summer Knights, Joey Bada$$ lets us know he’s the “reigning champ, hailing from Flatbush, Brooklyn...” This grandiose, yet soulful introduction leads you to believe that there will be similarities from his highly regarded project, 2012’s 1999. As it plays through, Summer Knights is completely different. He takes you to basement nostalgia because the tone and vibe are much darker. He’s not here to joke around. He’s here to spit. The 2013 XXL Freshmen's omnipresent confidence is in full swing here, as seen in lyrical gems “Satellite,” and “Amethyst Rockstar.” He exuberates mannerisms of BK on cypher-like ...

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