Joey Bada$$ surprised fans today by dropping a ‘brand new’ song unexpectedly with Brooklyn producer and long-time collaborator Kirk Knight titled “Gazzliona” – except for the fact that it’s not actually new.
According to a tweet the rapper made prior to its release, the track is a joint effort that dates back to 2013. His reasons for not releasing it sooner are unknown but we are very glad he has finally done so. The new track comes across as a combination of two separate songs but both hold their own respectively with old school hip-hop production coming through on both sides.
2017 has been a great year for Joey Bada$$. His sophomore album All-Amerikkkan Badass reached number 5 on the Billboard 200 and received generally positive reviews from critics. Coming off the back of a successful international tour, we expect bigger and better things from the young rapper in the year ahead.
Have a listen to the new track below. Who had the better verse, Joey or Kirk? You decide.