Who Really Inspired Jay-Z’s 4:44? Joey Badass Has An Idea!


(AllHipHop Rumors) Joey Bada$$ thinks he deserves a bit of credit for inspiring the man of the moment, Mr. Jay-Z.

In case you don’t know, Joey’s album had some harsh language in it for AmeriKKKa. It was a brash, political album like Jay’s. Only thing, Jay’s 4:44 has relationship matters and, in my opinion, speaks truth to power in a way that Joey simply cannot.


Here is what Joey said:

“I know I was an inspiration to that album. There’s nothing nobody can tell me,” Joey Bada$$ said in an interview with Montreality. “I put certain pressure on these OGs in the rap game, like they know what they gotta talk about now, cause they got this young ni**a Joey Bada$$ comin’ out, talking about this sh*t before they got the chance to talk about it,” he said. Finally, Bada$$ saluted Hov for his efforts on his 13th solo release. “I love the album, it’s great. I’m glad he spoke about everything he spoke on and I’m glad I could be inspirational.”

WELL, Joey is wrong. I know the real inspiration and its the OGs, not the YGs. Can’t name names though. Sorry.

Here is the full interview so you can get the full perspective. He loves Jay.