On his birthday, January 20, indie/street-inspired emcee Joey Bada$$ released ‘Land of the Free’, a single that will probably be on Bada$$’s forthcoming sophomore album ‘AABA’, available sometime this year. Bada$$, a politically charged rapper, questions if America is “really” the land of the free?
“The first step in the change is to take notice/ Realize the real games that they tried to show us/ 300-plus years of them cold shoulders/ yet 300 million of us still got no focus/ Sorry America, but I will not be your soldier/ Obama just wasn’t enough, I just need some more closure/ And Donald Trump is not equipped to take this country over, let’s face facts cause what’s the real motives?” – Joey Bada$$
Bada$$’s political and social commentary hits home, as it exposes some of America’s flaws, corruption, and inequality, on the first day of President Trump’s ‘Make America Great again’ era.
“Can’t change the world unless we change ourselves/ Die from the sicknesses if we don’t seek the health/ All eyes be my witness when I speak what’s felt/ Full house on my hands, the cards I was dealt/ Three K’s, Two A’s in Amerikkka/ I’m just a Black Spade spawn out the nebula” – Joey Bada$$
Title: Joey Bada$$ – ‘Land of the Free’
Genres: East Coast Rap, Music, Hip-Hop/Rap
Released: Jan 20, 2017
Labels: ℗ 2017 Pro Era / Cinematic Music Group(4.0 / 5)