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Kirk Knight Went Platinum at 22—Now He Has To Figure Out What’s Next

The rapper and producer scored a hit with his beat for A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” in 2017. With his new album ‘IIWII,’ he’s trying to figure out how to stay in the spotlight. Or if he even wants to.
Colin Joyce
12.3.18
Music

M1 and Joey Bada$$ Draw 'The Message' Out of Today’s Hip-Hop [Premiere]

Joey Bada$$ links up with M1, of Dead Prez fame, to meditate and paint a wall piece in the pilot episode of new series called 'M1's The Message.'
Mike Steyels
6.22.16
Internet Exploring

Joey Bada$$ Has Stopped Trying to Revive Boom Bap on "Devastated", and Damn it's Smooth

His latest track "Devastated" has a hook that's anchored somewhere in the upper regions of the pop charts, yet it's also one of the smoothest tracks he's released in years.
Noisey Staff
Noisey Redactie
5.27.16
Music

Rappers Talk About Their Struggles with Depression

We spoke to a few hip-hop artists to get their perspectives on depression, suicide, and the music they've dedicated their lives to.
Brian Josephs
4.13.16
Premieres

Pro Era's Kirk Knight and Joey Bada$$ Mob Through New York City in Their "5 Minutes" Video

It's possible to restore the feeling of New York hip-hop eras past without falling down a well of hero worship.
Craig Jenkins
3.3.16
Interviews

Kirk Knight Is Ready to Captain This Starship

The Pro Era rapper has grown up and found a sound to call his own with his debut project 'Late Knight Special.'
Brian Josephs
10.7.15
Interviews

Joey Bada$$ on Jay Z, J Dilla and Malia Obama Wearing a Pro Era Shirt

The Brooklyn rapper drops his debut album on the same day he turns 20. Bed Stuy is going to get wild tonight!
1.21.15
Features

Live Hip-Hop Sucks

Why are Jay Z and, er, Mac Miller the only people that can put on a decent rap show?
Ryan Bassil
7.26.13
RAP BEEF ALERT

Joey Bada$$ VS Lil B

There's been so much rap beef in 2013, someone needs to hold a BBQ...ZING!
Ryan Bassil
1.30.13
Noisey Blog

Joey Bada$$ - “Unorthodox”

Joey proves that he's still great in 2013.
Ryan Bassil
1.14.13
Features

R.I.P. Capital Steez

The Pro Era rapper is reportedly dead at the age of 19.
12.24.12