Joey Bada$$ is declaring himself king while paying another homage.
The new song, “King of the Jungle,” arrived in the late hours of March 9, the 21st anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.’s passing, making for a fitting tribute. During the Salaam Remi-produced banger, which samples Biggie’s famous words “Is Brooklyn in the house?,” the Pro Era rapper flexes his lyrical prowess while praising his “forefathers” and rhyming about he respects those who came before him, something that not all rappers of his generation do.
“I bought tracks with the late, great Christopher Wallace / I’m a hip-hop scholar, graduated with the young God honors / And the wisdom and the knowledge from all of my forefathers,” he spits.
Check out Joey Bada$$’s new song, "King of the Jungle,” above.
Moneybagg Yo and Jeezy are keeping things cool, calm and collected.
While it may be interesting timing for the pair to drop a track named “February” given that we've arrived at the top of the summer, neither rapper has forged their reputations by keeping things predictable.
The new collab features the Atlanta veteran and the Memphis newcomer trading verses, with each paying homage to what motivates them to keep hustling.
Check it out above.