In a new interview with Montreality, Joey Bada$$ holds nothing back as he discusses the need for balance in hip-hop, why To Pimp a Butterfly is his favorite Kendrick Lamar album and how he inspired JAY-Z.
“Honestly, I know I was an inspiration to that album. It’s nothing nobody could tell me,” Joey said during the interview. “I put certain pressure on these OG’s in the rap game—like, they know what they got to talk about now because they got this young nigga Joey Badass coming out, talking about this shit before they got the chance to talk about it. But it is what it is.”