Joey Badass Says He Inspired JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’, “I Put a Certain Pressure on These OGs” [Watch]

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Joey Badass has always been a lyrical assassin on the mic, and when it comes to speaking his mind his delivery is very straight forward with that too.

During an interview with Montreality, Joey talks about his political views and why continue to remain outspoken against the injustices that people of color face in America.

“Hell yeah, I’m a threat to the government. I’m a 22, young black male who’s very aware and enlightened of what’s going on in this country. Not only am I aware, but I’m sharing it with my fans. I’m a big threat, I’m not scared, this is what I was put on Earth for.”

Joey also discussed his relationship with fellow MC Kendrick Lamar, stating that although he and Schoolboy Q have hit the road on two separate tours, that he believes his relationship with Lamar will happen in its own time.

“Me and Kendrick we don’t talk too much, we never got the chance to really build, but I already know we right here with it. Timing is everything with me, I just let the Universe take its course when that’s supposed to happen, it’s gonna happen.”

In regards to his opinion on JAY-Z‘s recent release, 4:44, Joey states that he believes his music had an influence on Hov and the creation of the project.

“I put a certain pressure on these OGs in the rap game, they know what they gotta talk about now. Cause they got this ‘young n**** Joey Badass’ talking about this sh*t before they got the chance to talk about it. I feel like I was an inspiration to 4:44, I loved the album, it’s great, and I’m glad I could be an inspiration. 4:44 sounds just like the neighborhood (Bed-Stuy), I didn’t feel that way about Magna Carta.”

Check out the full interview below.

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