It’s been five years since Joey BADA$$ released his sophomore LP ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, which saw 12 tracks and additional features from ScHoolboy Q, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Meechy Darko, Styles P, Chronixx, and J. Cole. That project was a top five success for the Brooklyn rhymer thanks to 51,000 first-week album equivalent units sold. Since then, he did feed his fans with 2020’s The Light Pack, a three-song EP that saw a single assist from Pusha T — he also scored himself an Academy Award via his contribution as lead actor to the short film Two Distant Strangers, of which Diddy served as one of its main producers.
Earlier this month, BADA$$ took to an IG Live stream to assure the people that an official follow-up to ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ was on the way:
“Shit, the album dropping this year for sure … I ain’t going to say exactly when, though, because there’s certain rappers who be on my heels, so Ima just … it’s coming though.”
Today (Jan. 14), he officially kickstarts his campaign with “THE REV3NGE,” which sees production from Adam Pallin, Sucuki, and Powers Pleasant. Last year’s concertgoers might already be familiar with the track, which was performed at various shows and it centered around BADA$$ official return to wax:
“Heard they was sleepin’ again, say it no more, this is a rude awakenin’, kick in the door, back and I’m better than ever before, don’t get it mistaken, I’m ready for war, I see the opps and I’m uppin’ the score, I catch a body, then jump in the Porsche, follow the coroner back to the morgue, take the sheet off and I kill ’em some more, when I am done at the scene, I won’t leave anything, you won’t even know who is involved…”
Check out the new single (and visual) for yourself.