Joey BadA$$ is, by far, one of the best Hip-Hop acts of his generation, elevating his style from boom-bap revival before broadening his sound to embrace modern production. The Pro Era Brooklynite tweeted some exciting news with his fans that new music is coming this complete with a photo that some say channeled the smoothed-out image of R&B king, Bobby Brown.
While details on the new tunes are scant, BadA$$, 25, shared the news with the masses with the following tweet.
“The rebirth. New music Friday 7/17,” the tweet reads, with BadA$$ decked out in a red blazer and a 1990s style high-top fade ala Brown.
Immediately, fans began noticing BadA$$’s new look, a far cry from his signature dreadlocks he sported previously. Lil Yachty was among one of the many who noted that BadA$$’s new look was inspired by Brown writing, “Bobby brown lookin ahh n*gga lol.”
From that point on, Bobby Brown’s name began trending on Twitter with the jokes and comparisons flying. However, many are excited that the Jamerican-American “BadMon” is returning to the audio side of things after finding his groove as an actor in recent times, including Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan series and a stint on Grown-Ish among other projects.
Joey released his last solo album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ in 2017 and was featured on the “B.Q.E.” track with Kota The Friend and Bas. He also dropped a feature on Westside Gunn’s “Pray For Paris” album on the track “327” along with Tyler, The Creator.
Check out the reactions to Joey BadA$$’s Bobby Brown swag below.
New Jack Ting: Twitter Says Joey BadA$$ Is Channeling Bobby Brown In New Photo was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Bobby brown lookin ahh nigga lol— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) July 13, 2020
Me finding out why Bobby Brown is trending. pic.twitter.com/Z86HasKbDt— تانشه (@jzycaramel) July 13, 2020
Joey Badass knew what he was doing with the Bobby Brown steez ✨— 𝓑𝓮𝔂𝓸𝓷𝓬é’𝓼 𝓕𝓻𝓮𝓬𝓴𝓵𝓮𝓼ᴮ🌱 (@_bvrzdalyricist) July 13, 2020
Friday gonna be fyeee pic.twitter.com/IlnxlfCld9
Just so y’all have a side-by-side comparison of Bobby Brown and Joey. No need to thank me, just follow. 🧎🏿♂️📲 pic.twitter.com/3PkX3gYQnS— chicken tenders are for kids (@shawnmyrelle) July 13, 2020
Bobby Brown "Don't Be Cruel" vibes. pic.twitter.com/w64z22NOvf— an•a•log (@analoglady) July 13, 2020
If whatever this is don’t have some kind of Bobby Brown sample flip, imma be mad off rip lol https://t.co/5ClaGmD6C7— AB 🪄 (@YoAdriBaby) July 13, 2020
I thought Bobby Brown was dropping a new album😂 https://t.co/yG6NZWcdEq— 🦍 (@im_kdthoee) July 13, 2020