6. Joey Bad@$$ – 1999
If you believe that certain people can be born in the wrong era, Joey Bad@$$ might be your case study. The Brooklyn MC sounds like he would’ve been a star in the golden era of New York Hip-Hop, although he’s only 17-years-old. Instead of opting for tunes from the trap, Joey hopped on tracks from Dilla, Statik Selektah and MF Doom all while doing them justice.