Joey Bada$$ Didn't Sign With Roc Nation Because He Wants To Become Jay Z (Video)

Pro Era emcee Joey Bada$$ stopped by "The Whoolywood Shuffle" to promote his new single "Ready" produced by Shade 45's Statik Selektah. He sat down with DJ Whoo Kid to talk about meeting Jay Z at 17, and how in-tune Hov is to the underground still. Joey also speaks on the philanthropic ventures that he's working on, his favorite weed strain, and elaborates how this presidential election is like the WWE. He also mentioned that Roc Nation was his dream label coming up, but when the meeting came with Jigga he changed his mind. Ironically, Jay Z was the one who inspired him to go his own route, via the book “Decoded” that Jay Z published a few years ago. “There’s this one chapter in [“Decoded”] where [Jay Z] went to meet with Russell Simmons to sign with Def Jam. He said his only thought sitting across the table from Russell Simmons was ‘I don’t wanna be signed to this n****, I wanna BE this n****,’” Joey recalls. “I kinda had that same perspective.”

Watch the interview below.

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Comment by U.S. Army Veteran on April 8, 2016 at 2:44pm
He's an idiot and he doesn't want to be Jay-Z, he wants to murder Jay-Z. That's like saying Jesus Christ shouldn't have went to John the Baptist because Jesus Christ wanted to be John the Baptist. You were drawn to the biggest respected name in Hip Hop and you turned it down and your logic was that you want his position? Your logic is obviously illogical and comes from a place of evil. You'll know it's Christian Psalms Hardnis!! The album artwork has my .40 Caliber!! Listen DL
Comment by ThaKid on April 7, 2016 at 11:17pm
Why wouldn't he sign to cockafella and have his idol mentor him?
Comment by ChronicSmoke on April 7, 2016 at 11:09pm
Comment by F***THEWORLD on April 7, 2016 at 8:25pm
What kind of man wants to be another man? Negroes... SMH
Comment by MASTER on April 7, 2016 at 8:18pm
Hahahaha. Still waiting on a hit from this dude
Comment by dredai on April 7, 2016 at 5:25pm
Lol, good luck with that Joey.
Comment by Sizzurpurple on April 7, 2016 at 3:51pm
Joey Buma$$ couldn't sign cuz he's already signed to 3 labels

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