By Rob Markman
Joey BadA$$ knew just what he was in for when he appeared on the Get in the Game segment on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday (March 21). Chances were that no matter the quality of his “Survival Tactics” video, the disruptive Odd Future were going to dismiss it. Tyler even issued a warning before seeing the Creative Control-directed clip. “I just want to say, this is so f--ked up of you guys to do this with us,” Wolf Haley said. “For you to do this to this kid’s self-esteem, that’s f--ked up.” Joey’s self-esteem is just fine. After debuting his gritty “Survival Tactics” on “RapFix” the young BadA$$ skyped in from school and immediately began to toss ether to OFWGKTA producer Left Brain. “Yo Left Brain you ugly yo,” he teased. “Yo you look like Squidward’s house n---a,” Joey joked referencing the “Spongebob Square Pants” cartoon character.
There wasn’t any real beef, rather members of the Wolf Gang and the promising BK MC playfully tossed insults back and forth. In the end Odd Future did give Joey some love. “It was alright, it was cool, you could really rap,” Earl said with Domo Genesis and Syd tha Kid nodding in agreement.
Tyler didn’t love the visual, but didn’t hate it either. “I guess it was cool for him, I wouldn’t use it, but keep doin’ your thing and stay in school,” he advised.
It’s been a big week for Joey BadA$$ who also made a key appearance alongside former Odd Future affiliate Casey Veggies on Mac Miller’s “America,” a stand-out track on his recently released Macadelic mixtape.
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