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B4.DA.$$
B4.DA.$$
Studio album by Joey Bada$$

Released

20 January 2015

Recorded

2012-2014

Genre

Hip hop

Length

53:26

Label

Cinematic/Relentless

Producer

ASTR, Lee Bannon, Basquiat, Chuck Strangers, DJ Premier, Hit-Boy, J Dilla Freddie Joachim, Joey Bada$$ (exec.), Jonnyshipes (exec.), Kirk Knight, Adam Palin, Sam I Am, Statik Selektah

Joey Bada$$ chronology

Previous

Summer Knights (2013)

B4.DA.$$ (pronounced Before the Money) is the debut studio album by American rapper Joey Bada$$, released in 2015 on Cinematic Music Group and Relentless Records. The album was originally announced via Twitter in April 2013 and planned to be released in 2014, but was pushed back to 20 January 2015, his 20th birthday. The album features production work from fellow Pro Era members Kirk Knight and Chuck Strangers, in addition to Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, Hit-Boy and J Dilla, among others. 

The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 53,990 copies in its first week. It received generally positive reviews from music critics, praising the production work and Joey's performance.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Save the Children" Joey Bada$$ Statik Selektah 3:35
2. "Greenbax (Introlude)" - Lee Bannon 0:48
3. "Paper Trail$" Joey Bada$$ DJ Premier 3:15
4. "Piece of Mind" Joey Bada$$ Freddie Joachim 3:39
5. "Big Dusty" Joey Bada$$ Kirk Knight 4:53
6. "Hazeus View" Joey Bada$$ Kirk Knight, Adam Palin (add.) 3:39
7. "Like Me" Joey Bada$$, BJ the Chicago Kid J Dilla, Adam Palin (add.) 4:26
8. "Belly of the Beast" Joey Bada$$, Chronixx Hit-Boy 3:57
9. "No. 99" Joey Bada$$ Statik Selektah, Adam Palin (add.) 2:51
10. "Christ Conscious" Joey Bada$$ Basquiat 2:54
11. "On & On" Joey Bada$$, Maverick Sabre, Dyemond Lewis Freddie Joachim 4:41
12. "Escape 120" Joey Bada$$, Raury Chuck Strangers 3:48
13. "Black Beetles" Joey Bada$$ Chuck Strangers, Adam Palin (add.) 3:51
14. "O.C.B." Joey Bada$$ Sam I Am 3:43
15. "Curry Chicken" Joey Bada$$ Statik Selektah, Adam Palin (add.), Anthony Markeith Reid (add.) 3:33

Bonus tracks

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
16. "Run Up on Ya" Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Elle Varner Statik Selektah 4:08
17. "Teach Me" Joey Bada$$, Kiesza ASTR, Chuck Strangers 4:19

Notes

  • Track 2 features additional vocals performed by Kirk Knight.
  • Track 4 features additional vocals performed by Dyemond Lewis.
  • Track 5 features additional vocals performed by James Niche.
  • Track 6 features additional keys performed by Cas Weinbrenm and additional vocals performed by Francesca Guzman.
  • Track 7 features additional vocals performed by Kirk Knight.
  • Track 9 features additional bass guitar performed by Brady Watts, and additional vocals performed by Heirowayne.
  • Track 13 features additional bass guitar performed by Brady Watts.
  • Track 14 features additional horns performed by The Soul Rebels, and additional vocals performed by Heirowayne.
  • Track 15 features additional bass guitar performed by Brady Watts, and additional vocals performed by Cole Williams.
  • Track 16 features additional keys performed by Cas Weinbren.

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