Toppa Top 10: Ten New + Current Artists WIth Caribbean Roots

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September 3, 2014

6. Joey Bada$$ (St. Lucia)


Joey Bada$$’ anachronistic sound is rooted in ’90s underground hip-hop, and like many MCs of that era, the Brooklyn native has been known to take inspiration from Caribbean sounds as well. Last year the 19-year-old rap phenom visited his parents’ native St. Lucia for the first time, shooting his “My Yout” video on the island, as well as a behind-the-scenes mini-doc on his homecoming. Since returning from Lucia he’s kept up the vibes, adopting the alias Jozif Badmon and hitting the studio with Chronixx for a collaboration set to appear on his upcoming LP, B4.Da.$$.