This should be an exciting time for Joey Bada$$. His debut album, B4.DA.$$, is due out in just over a month, and he's currently scheduled to be on tour in Europe. Except he's not across the pond, because he canceled the remaining dates of that tour last week when his cousin, Junior B, passed away.
Now, Joey has dedicated his new music video to the late 24-year-old.
The homage to Junior comes at the end of "No. 99," with a picture paying respects, and a written message from Joey saying, "Thank you for blessing us with your heavenly gift and may your soul rest in peace..."
Prior to that, throughout the video, the Brooklyn rapper plays Badmon, a vigilante uprising against the system -- or, as it's called in the video, the "Supremacy." A fake newscast is thread throughout the visual, as the Cinematic Music Group rapper and co. roam the streets and seek justice.
In general, the video for the Statik Selektah-produced track is not specifically referencing the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, or New York -- though there is an image of Michael Brown on screen towards the beginning of the video -- but it feels a bit inspired by what's gone on in those places and around the country as of late.
Joey's B4.DA.$$ hits stores January 20.