An unfortunate reality is that many rappers have friends or close family members who passed away at a young age. Many songs in hip-hop are dedicated to a lost one, and Joey Bada$$ is adding to that list.
The Brooklyn-born rapper Joey Bada$$ released his new single “Survivor’s Guilt” before his new album.
In a post on his Instagram, he says the song is dedicated to his friend and rapper Capital Steez, who passed away in 2012, and his late cousin, Junior B.
Capital Steez was the co-founder of Pro-Era, along with Joey, who committed suicide in December of 2012.
Joey’s cousin Junior B died in December of 2014, causing him to cancel his upcoming European tour at the time.
Joey’s album, 2000, is set to release on July 22.
Recently, Joey Bada$$ teamed up with Chance The Rapper for the new single, “Highs and Lows.”
This is a collaboration that could foresee new music from Chance as well after releasing The Big Day back in 2019.
Joey’s origins release date for 2000 was June 17 but was postponed. This will be Joey’s third studio album.