Joey Bada$$ Says He Was an Inspiration for JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’

While Joey Bada$$ has always been quick to name JAY-Z as one of the great influences of his rap career, the Pro Era rhymer believes he may have flipped the script a little bit for Hov’s latest album.
Certainly not one to ever be labeled a mumble rapper, Bada$$ implied that the aware lyricism he’s bringing to the table was partly responsible for the level of honesty found on 4:44.
“Honestly I know I was an inspiration to that album, there’s nothing nobody could tell me,” he said during a recent interview with Montreality.
“I put a certain pressure on these OGs in the rap game, they know what they gotta talk about now. Cause they got this young ni**a Joey Bada$$ coming out talking about this s**t before they got the chance to talk about it.
“It is what it is…I loved the album, it’s great, I’m glad he spoke about everything he spoke on, and I’m glad I could be an inspiration…”
Hear more from Bada$$ starting at 3:45 above.

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