November 29, 2022

After taking a five-year hiatus from album releases to focus on endeavors outside of music, Joey Bada$$ returned with his third studio album, 2000 last summer (July 22). The release picked up where his breakout debut mixtape, 1999, left off and followed up his critically acclaimed 2017 sophomore effort, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$.

Standing at 14 tracks, 2000 arrived in the midst of Joey’s rising profile and status due to acting roles in television shows like Mr. Robot and Power Book III: Raising Kanan, making it the most anticipated release of his career. And with an explosive tracklist that includes a mixed playlist of friendly bangers and immersive deep cuts (and don’t forget the features from Chris Brown, Capella Grey, Westside Gunn, JID, Larry June, and Diddy), 2000 is a body of work that could elevate Joey to the front of the pack and place him squarely in the conversation for best comeback album of the year.

After giving the album a spin, VIBE highlights and ranks the 7 best songs from Joey Bada$$’s 2000 album that listeners should keep on replay.

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