Joey BadA$$ is, by far, one of the best Hip-Hop acts of his generation, elevating his style from boom-bap revival before broadening his sound to embrace modern production. The Pro Era Brooklynite tweeted some exciting news with his fans that new music is coming this complete with a photo that some say channeled the smoothed-out image of R&B king, Bobby Brown.
While details on the new tunes are scant, BadA$$, 25, shared the news with the masses with the following tweet.
“The rebirth. New music Friday 7/17,” the tweet reads, with BadA$$ decked out in a red blazer and a 1990s style high-top fade ala Brown.
Immediately, fans began noticing BadA$$’s new look, a far cry from his signature dreadlocks he sported previously. Lil Yachty was among one of the many who noted that BadA$$’s new look was inspired by Brown writing, “Bobby brown lookin ahh n*gga lol.”
From that point on, Bobby Brown’s name began trending on Twitter with the jokes and comparisons flying. However, many are excited that the Jamerican-American “BadMon” is returning to the audio side of things after finding his groove as an actor in recent times, including Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan series and a stint on Grown-Ish among other projects.
Joey released his last solo album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ in 2017 and was featured on the “B.Q.E.” track with Kota The Friend and Bas. He also dropped a feature on Westside Gunn’s “Pray For Paris” album on the track “327” along with Tyler, The Creator.
Check out the reactions to Joey BadA$$’s Bobby Brown swag below.