Video: Joey BadA$$: Songs From Scratch

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At first glance, 17-year-old Joey Bada$$ is like any of the cool kids at school: confident, and reluctant to reveal his secrets. On a Thursday after school, Joey and his Pro-Era crew assembled at Brooklyn’s Dunham Studios –backpacks filled with laptops, laptops filled with loops– to create a new song, from scratch.

Within minutes, the beat Chuck Strangers made only the night before sent Joey searching the insides of his eyelids for bars beyond his years. “Daily Routine,” the first in Yours Truly and Adidas Originals “Songs From Scratch” series, was written right there on the couch in the control room and will be available for free download tomorrow.