You could call Joey Bada$$ a victim of his own tardiness. Having broken out of the New York mixtape underground with fizzing breakout single ‘Survival Tactics’ three years ago, had…

It begins with the bloodlust jeers of a ringside boxing crowd. A stadium announcer’s voice orders them to “make some noise for the champion”, before disappearing into the kush-cloud chill…

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Two minutes into this highlight from the 17-year-old rapper’s mixtape ‘1999’, the beats drop and he delivers some killer lines. “Riding on hoverboards, wiping out motherboards” he flows. “Start spitting…