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Is there a new album from Joey Bada$$ in the works for 2017? Fans want to know what the 21-year-old Brooklyn native is up to album-wise, and when they can expect the next round of Joey Bada$$’ new songs. Is a Joey Bada$$ new album 2017’s latest gift? With Joey Bada$$’ new songs, 2017 could get a whole lot better! We’ve got all the details for you right here!

With all this anticipation and social media buzz, fans have been Googling terms such as “Joey Bada$$ upcoming album 2017” and “Joey Bada$$ new album.” The young rapper has been busy lately and news of a new release has made fans wonder when the follow up album to 2015’s B4.DA.$$ is coming. The 2015 album earned the rapper second place on the Billboard 200 chart, and maybe with Joey Bada$$’ new songs for 2017, he’ll be climbing the charts again this year!

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Is Joey Bada$$ Releasing a New Album for 2017?

At the moment, there is no news of a new album release from Joey Bada$$, but that’s not to say that the hit rapper isn’t leaving his fans a gift this early in the year. On January 20 (also known as the rapper’s 22nd birthday), the “Devastated” singer will be releasing a new single, titled “Land of the Free.” On Martin Luther King Day, many in the hip-hop and African-American communities took the time to be reflective of the past and turned to the late civil rights activist’s wise words, in preparation for the President Donald Trump era.

Joey Bada$$ also took to Twitter to tell his fans that he woke up from a dream where the late Martin Luther King, Jr. instructed him to deliver a special message. The new song is set to be released at 12:00 a.m. EST, the same day as Trump’s inauguration. Naturally, the song is politically charged and reflective of how many in the country feel, after the 2016 election results. Joey Bada$$ sang a verse of the song, of which a portion was released by the rapper.

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“The 300 million of us still got no focus/Sorry America, but I will not be your soldier/Obama just wasn’t enough I need some more closure/And Donald Trump is not equipped to take this country over/Let’s face facts cause you know what’s the real motives/In the land of the free, it’s for the free loaders/Leave us dead in the street they be the organ donors/They disorganized my people made us all loners/Still got the last names of our slave owners.”

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Since the election started, the country has been divided on many issues and Trump’s controversial and blatant racist comments did nothing to calm anyone’s fears of the future. Many, both in and out of Hollywood, are wondering what the next four (possibly eight) years are going to look like.

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Joey Bada$$ and the Obama Connection

What connection could the young rapper and the current President have in common? Well, it’s not uncommon for celebrities to rub a few elbows at the White House (which there won’t be much of for the next four years), but that’s not how the two crossed paths. The young rapper was slated to play a role in the Obama biopic, Barry. He had to decline, due to a prior commitment to perform at Coachella, but he was supposed to play the role of young Obama’s best friend, who shows him around the rough neighborhoods and how African-Americans lived at the time.

Joey is no stranger to acting and you may recognize him on the hit show, Mr. Robot, as Leon, a character who talks to the show’s catatonic protagonist (Elliot) about Seinfeld.

The upcoming single release will cap off an eventful week for the rapper, which includes a show at the second annual Yams Day festival on January 18. The festival will have additional performances such as A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, Danny Brown and many more.

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