Joey Bada$$ has a new album on the way called A.A.B.A. The New York City rhymer sat down with Wild 94.1 on Sept. 29 and compared the new project to "vegetables," meaning it's healthy for the listener.

The 21-year-old artist says, “This new project is very powerful. That’s the best thing I can say about it: it’s very strong music. It’s like hella vegetables. It’s hella good for you, and it’s almost my hesitance with it: the fact that it’s so good for you, because these kids these days want candy. 'Devastated' is almost like the organic candy because the message is still good for you.”

The 1999 rapper certainly turned some heads with his latest smash single, "Devastated," which was a complete 180 from his typical, boom-bap sound. He addressed certain fans' confusion about the change of pace, saying, “You could have every song in [an artist’s] catalogue. There [would still be] about 50 songs you’ve never heard from that man ... It’s just what I’ve exposed the world to is a certain type of sound, or direction of music. That’s why when I do things that’s not there, people are confused. They’re like ‘What’s goin’ on? That’s not Joey. This is not the Joey that I know.'”

In case you missed it, check out Joey's “Blank Face Tour, Part 1" vlog, complete with new song, that he released on Sept. 29. You can view the rest of his tour dates below.

Oct. 4 – New Orleans, La. – House of Blues New Orleans*
Oct. 5 – Houston, Texas – Revention Music Center*
Oct. 6 – Dallas, Texas – South Side Ballroom*
Oct. 7 – San Antonio, Texas – Aztec Theatre*
Oct. 8 – Austin, Texas – TBA*
Oct. 9 – El Paso, Texas – TBA*
Oct. 10 – Albuquerque, N.M. – TBA*
Oct. 11 – Phoenix, Ariz. – TBA*
Oct. 13 – Oakland, Calif. – Fox Theater*
Oct. 14 – San Francisco, Calif. – TBA*
Oct. 15 – San Diego, Calif. – Observatory North Park*
Oct. 16 – Las Vegas, Nev. – TBA*
Oct. 18 – Los Angeles, Calif. – TBA*
Oct. 21 – Seattle, Wash. – WaMu Theater*
Oct. 22 – Vancouver, B.C. – TBA*
Oct. 23 – Denver, Colo. – Fillmore Auditorium*
Oct. 24 – Kansas City, Mo. – TBA*
Oct. 25 – St. Louis, Mo. – TBA*
Oct. 26 – Clive, Iowa – 7 Flags Event Center*
Oct. 27 – St. Paul, Minn. – Myth*
Oct. 29 – Milwaukee, Wis. – The Rave/Eagles Club*

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