Joey Bada$$ has garnered a cult fan following from a lyrical style that’s reminiscent of 90’s golden age Hip-H0p. From today’s news, legends have noticed the young Brooklynite’s moves as well. Not just any legend, either. We’re talking heavyweights in the case of famed producer DJ Premier, who teamed up with the promising MC to create a track for Mountain Dew’s Green Label Sound titled “Unorthodox.”
Fans get a preview of the record in this behind the scene footage, which shows the duo recording the upcoming track at Premo’s Manhattan-based HeadQCourterz Studio. And from the soundbite made availabe, “Unorthodox” contains the best elements of both artists.
“His music moved me in way where I was like ‘I like his attitude.’ It reminds me how we felt at his age and it reminds me how I feel now,” said Premo, complimenting Joey. Seeing that the duo’s synergy came from a natural place makes the collaboration that much more special.
Practice patience folks. “Unorthodox” won’t be available for download until January 14 on Mountain Dew’s GreenLabelSound.com. Here’s to another success for Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew, and to hopes that the youthful outfit powers through the loss of Capital Steez.
See the behind the scenes footage for “Unorthodox” below.