Fly Visual: Joey Bada$$ Celebrates Overcoming Struggle & Feeling “Devastated”

Joey Bada$$ drops off the video for his triumphant record “Devastated.” An uplifting track about overcoming struggle, the visual follows Joey from a high school football game to a block party where everyone’s in a celebratory mood.

The first single off the Brooklyn emcee’s upcoming album, it marks Joey’s transition into exploring a different sound. The Pro Era artist sat down with Rap-Up back in June where he touched on experimenting with his artistry.

“It’s funny because the new song is really different from my previous work. Some fans look at it like ‘Joey’s going mainstream now! What’s he doing?’ Nah. I’m an artist. Each song is a painting for me. People have been used to seeing me paint in the shade of gold or purple. Now, I want to try red and blue. I want to expand my creative and artistic vision, but it’s still the same message. ‘Devastated’ is an inspiring, uplifting song.”

Watch Joey Bada$$’s “Devastated” below and get inspired!

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Fly Mixtape: BJ The Chicago Kid Debuts New Mixtape, Taps Rapper Casey Veggies for “The Stars”


Grammy-nominated artist and friend of SFPLBJ The Chicago Kid warns us that the streets are watching with a newly released track entitled “The Stars” featuring Casey Veggies. The song was birth from BJ’s newest mixtape project entitled The Best of BJ The Chicago Kid, which also features appearances by: Problem, Twista, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Vic Mensa, Joey BadA$$ and more. The mixtape is hosted by Chicago’s own, WGCI Radio‘s “Midwest Mixtape Bully,” DJ V-Dub available now on

On the featured Bonus Track, harmonic-esq melodies fill the riding waves of Veggies’ flow as the duo unleashes a sultry take on their experience in the hood.



Take a listen below:

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We Like: CJ FLY Appears On HNHH’s ‘On The Come Up’ [Video]

Today, Hot New Hip Hop delivers their latest installation of On The Come Up featuring Brooklyn emcee, CJ Fly. The up-and-coming artist participates in an exclusive interview and freestyle he did for the release.

Check out the video below as CJ discusses his family roots, reggae music, how he was inspired by Bow Wow, early days of Pro Era, his upcoming project, a possible collabo with Raury and more.

He also talks about his past 2013 mixtape The Way Eye See It and leaks even more info on the forthcoming EP turned LP Flytrap. Of course, we dig the title already! Ha!

Peep the full interview below:

Check out CJ Fly’s “Futurama Freestyle” produced by dF here: Futurama Freestyle

You can catch CJ Fly on The World Domination Tour: European Invasion now with Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight + Nyck Caution. Purchase now—>TIX.

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New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid feat. Joey Bada$$ and Hannibal Burress – “Nothin But Love”

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BJ The Chicago Kid teams up with critically acclaimed rapper Joey Bada$$, & comedian/ late night talk show host + recent Fader cover star Hannibal Buress on new track, “Nothin But Love.”

BJ The Chicago Kid is slated to release his major label debut LP, IN MY MIND, this fall.

Listen below:





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Fabolous, Meek Mill, Fetty Wap, Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz & More Rock Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2015 [Photos]

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Summer in NYC doesn’t officially start until Hot 97’s Summer Jam arrives. Dubbed the biggest hip-hop concert in the world for 23 years cause it always brings the heat every year.  

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Justine Skye, Elle Varner, Bridget Kelly, Raekwon and Timothy Bloom Rock Stage 48 For ‘Above The Rim’ Concert [Photos]

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NYC was the place to be this past weekend in case you didn’t know , thanks in large part to the NBA All-Star game taking over. Revolt TV and Verizon Wireless teamed up for the ‘Above The Rim’ concert. Justine Skye, Elle Varner, Bridget Kelly, Raekwon and Timothy Bloom each had great performances and Team SFPL was in the building. 

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Last Night in NYC: Joey Bada$$ and WAT-AAH! Teams Up For Surprise Performance

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Last Night in NYC bottled water company WAT-AAH! teamed up with 19 year old Brooklyn phenom Joey Bada$$ for a secret concert, and team SFPL was on the scene.

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J Dilla Foundation x Joey Bada$$ x Akomplice Work Together To Better Music Education


The excitement was palpable Thursday, March 28, 2014, at Edward R. Murrow High School when rapper and former student, Joey Bada$$, returned to his old stomping grounds. The return represented a lot of hard work and effort finally coming to fruition.

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Joey Bada$$ – ‘Gone Home’ (Trip to St. Lucia) [Video]

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Brooklyn rapper, Joey Bada$$, is giving fans an exclusive behind the scenes look into the making of his music video for, “My Yout”.


New Video: Jared Evan – “Black and White’ Feat. Joey Bada$$

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 Fresh off the release of their joint effort Boom Bap & Blues Jared Evan and Statik Selektah let go the visual for “Black & White” one of the albums standout tracks. Statik Selektah is one of hip-hops most underrated producers in the game as he definitely blessed Jared with some heat to sing to on this album. The visual itself was directed by Rik Cordero and fitting to its title shot in stunning black and white (everything looks good in black and white). Jared is joined by the Pro Era general Joey Bada$$ as the Brooklyn upstart easily handles Statik Selektah produced track. Checkout the Jared’s dope video below and hit that Itunes link to download Jared and Statik’s dope project.