Joey Badass Announces ‘2000’ Album, Drops Funk Flex Freestyle

blame it on Meka May 12, 2022

Almost ten years to the day of his debut mixtape 1999, Joey Badass will release its kinda-sorta-not-really sequel 2000 on June 17. The project will the Brooklyn talent’s first album since 2017’s ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$; since then, he’s since ventured into Hollywood with roles on Mr. Robot, Raising Kanan, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and the Academy Award-winning Two Distant Strangers.

The Pro Era member recently stopped by Funk Flex’s radio show for a freestyle session, where he dropped bars over Mobb Deep’s 1995 classic “Give Up the Goods (Just Step).” In a recent XXL interview, he spoke on some of the contributors of 2000. “I got my boys on there: Statik Selektah, Kirk Knight. I got a Cardo joint on there,” he says. “I got a Mike WiLL [Made-It] joint on there. I’m supposed to be getting in with DJ Premier this week ’cause I told him I can’t complete this album if we don’t link up.”