Watch Joey Badass Rap Over Mobb Deep in New Funk Flex Freestyle

Ahead of the release of his album '2000​​​​​​​' next month, Joey Badass made his return to Hot 97 to deliver a new freestyle for Funkmaster Flex.

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Ahead of the release of his album 2000 next month, Joey Badass made his return to Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 studio to deliver another freestyle.

Sticking firmly to the New York sound he thrives over, Joey delivered a smooth freestyle set to Mobb Deep’s 1995 track “Give Up the Goods (Just Step).” 

“I’m back I’m better than I ever been/I took five years off, still somehow I’m relevant,” he raps over the classic instrumental. “I could give a fuck about a label, we do it our way/Every day I celebrate life like it’s a holiday.” The last time Joey delivered a Funk Flex freestyle was back in 2016; his debut for Flex came in 2013.

Badass’ freestyle comes not long after the Pro Era rapper revealed he’ll be going on tour to support the new album, which also coincides with the 10-year anniversary of his breakthrough mixtape 1999. The New Yorker will hit up major cities along both coasts and the midwest starting in July.

Joey recently teased that he’s got some big collaborations on 2000. “I got my boys on there: Statik Selektah, Kirk Knight. I got a Cardo joint on there," said Joey in an interview with XXL this month. "I got a Mike WiLL [Made-It] joint on there. I’m supposed to be getting in with DJ Premier this week ’cause I told him I can’t complete this album if we don’t link up.” The teaser he dropped from the project included a brief snippet of music produced by Statik Selektah.

Check out the Funk Flex freestyle over Mobb Deep up top.

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