Rapper and actor Joey Bada$$ dropped by the Fuse tent at Lollapalooza 2017 to give fans a bit more insight into his latest album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$. Released in April, the project earned the 22-year-old widespread acclaim for its unabashed social and political commentary.
Explaining that he gained a lot of clarity during the making of All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, the Brooklyn native wanted the album to accurately reflect his true experiences in today's social climate. "I believe that this is a body of work that people will forever be able to revisit and be able to check the temperature of 'right now,'" he tells Fuse. "I don't care if you don't want my social commentary...This is what's going through my head 24/7, so I'm going to talk about that."
Joey Bada$$ also exclusively announced to Fuse that Aaron Rose, a rising emcee signed to Bada$$'s Pro Era Records label/collective, is set to drop his new EP very, very soon.
"He's just one of the ones who showed and proved himself a lot in the last five years," the rapper says. "I thought it was really important to bring him out on the road with me to showcase that talent and showcase that progression."
Be sure to check out all of Fuse's on-the-ground coverage from Lollapalooza 2017! Below, revisit our 2016 interview with Joey Bada$$ on why Mr. Robot is like The Matrix: