Today is a that history will look back on and scratch it’s head in a clusterfuck of confusion.

How we voluntarily took this man from his golden plated apartment in the sky, where he built an empire on the backs of others without providing adequate compensation for such efforts, where redlining and blockbusting was commended rather than condemned, where unsolicited sexual assault is laughed at as normative locker room banter, where conspiring with foreign governments to take the most powerful position on the planet is disregarded as trivial semantics as we all collectively shrug our shoulders, is beyond anything that I can fully comprehend.

Joey, The African American Bada$$, is not surprised with the current state of affairs of this grand ole country, whose actions have been synonymous with the accolades of the aforementioned a$$hole’s, since shortly after it’s inception. I am thoroughly embarrassed that I was so naive to believe that we were better than this. The Keys to the Kingdom are in the hands of a Klan of misfits and white nationalists whose sole objective is to undermine the republic on the ground which it stands, the soil that is fertilized by the souls of those who lived their lives in shackles and whose bones are embedded in the infrastructure that this empire sits upon. These are the same souls that are pictured above, juxtaposed with the Badmon, wearing a red shirt that reads, “Make America Suck Again.”

This single, produced by Kirk Knight and 1-900, is the first one that we get to sink our teeth into off the upcoming AABA, and there is no shortage of content to consume. Kirk and Adam do a phenomenal job of laying a beat that coos through the present purgatory that Joey cuts through with precise lyricism.

"TRICKERY IN THE SYSTEM, PUT MY NIGGAS IN PRISONALL OF OUR HISTORY HIDDEN, AINT NO LIBERTY GIVENWE ALL FIT THE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT DOCUMENTS WRITTENWE BEEN LACKING THE VISION AND BARELY MAKING A LIVIN'WE TOO WORRIED TO FIT IN, WHILE THEY BEEN BENEFITIN'EVERY TIME YOU SUBMITTIN'"

While others cope with contentment

and employ the use of automatic firearms as utensils in concocting the narcotics used to numb their experience and perceptions of the harsh realities of their world, Javon takes an approach ripe with resistance to societal norms. The 22 year old MC has always been a conscious individual, as he stands at the forefront of an army of like minded peers dubbed, The Progressive Era.

Despite how this incoming administration might very well set our course down the slippery slope on which our country, and humanity as a whole, can rapidly descend into oblivion, Joey and Pro Era will continue to strive toward optimism and enlightenment. In the meantime, I’ll keep my fingers crossed in the hopes of an expedient impeachment, and have this track on repeat.

AABA coming soon.

Article By:Anthony Nastasi
Article By:Anthony Nastasi