Joey Bada$$ released 1999 earlier this year, sparking much debate on whether or not it was the best mixtape of the year and/or a return to classic stylings with a modern touch. Now with a ProERA tape on the way, Joey has dropped 1999 Rejex, a collection of old tracks and those that didn’t make 1999. He penned a statement about the compilation, reflecting that he wanted to show fans how he’s grown from Joey B4da$$ (Joey Before The $$) into Joey Bada$$ (now he’s paid). Check out his statement below, as well as download and stream the tape.

1999 rejex is a compilation of tracks that didn’t make it to my debut mixtape1999 (obviously). I decided to put this project together because I have a lot of unreleased material that I didn’t want to keep from the ears of my fans and supporters. I also have a couple of tracks on here I did when I was 15 years old (“little rachel”, “indubitable”, and “silent knight”) and I want to show people the progress I’ve made in a couple of years. The remaining songs (“flowers pt. I”, “catharsis”, “panty raid”, “fantum” and “update”) are tracks I dropped prior to the release of ’99 as promo only. I look at rejex as my more experimental side compared to ’99. Putting together these two projects even taught me a lil sumchin about my evolution as an artist and individual. Watch me go from “Joey B4 DA $$” to the “Joey BA DA $$”…… If you know what eye mean.. Haha – Joey

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