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.