News: Joey Bada$$ Says Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City, Singles Out Radio For Blacklisting His Crew

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 5:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ wants his proper respect and has publicly spoken out on his own New York City hometown not showing him enough love on the radio.

Joey hopped onto his Twitter page this week to unleash his feelings about the Empire State's lack of interest and claim he is blacklisted.

"My city got no love for me. You never hear the ERA on the radio... sh*t is depressing," Joey tweeted August 22.
"My team is blacklisted. Its like we too raw, too nice 4 these nikkkaz." (Joey Bada$$' Twitter)

The BK rapper also reportedly singled out New York's Hot 97 radio station.

Bada$$ also went on to allege that Peter Rosenberg of New York's famed Hot 97 has stopped spinning him on the radio because earlier this summer, he shouted out rival hip-hop station, Power 105.1, on his song, "Death Of Yolo." In a since deleted tweet, Joey sent these comments out to fans: "Eye heard @Rosenbergradio dont bump me no more cuz eye shouted out 105.1 on death of yolo lmao." (XXL Mag)

Recently, Joey talked about things not panning out with Roc Nation, but promised there is no bad blood between himself and Jay Z.

You're the indie rapper who famously refused to sign with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. That's pretty cool to be the one guy who turned down Jay-Z. It wasn't really a "turn down," it was more of a mutual understanding. People and the media are going to change things to what they want to hear. It's more, he seen my vision and he got what I was trying to do. That's what it was. He was like, "I see you little homie." Are you and Jay-Z still friends? Can you just text him whenever you want? I wish, man. A lot of relationships you think that rappers have with each other are not true. It's fiction. (Village Voice)

Bada$$ also did not sugarcoat how many millions a major label needs to offer him.

Is there anything that a major label could offer to get you to sign now? Three million. Off the top. If I gave you $3 million right now, you'd sign to my record label? Hell yeah. Get my Mom out the hood. You feel me? (Village Voice)

Earlier this year, the New York rapper said media outlets jumped the gun on a Roc Nation deal which, he said, never existed.

"They actually announced it on the radio that I signed with them -- that was dumb as f*ck," Joey said in an interview. "Won't sign to no major, for no wager, less than a 3 million offer of the top, I be in a box when my coffin drops, why settle for an office spot? That type of thing, you know. Not really, major labels is just not where my head is at right now, you know? [Independent?] Yeah, that's more of where my head is at, 'cause that's what I'm tryna to do, I'm tryna go more independent." (The Source)

Recently, renowned booking agent Peter Schwartz spoke to SOHH about booking shows for Bada$$ off the strength of his online presence.

"But nowadays, the Internet's so strong that an artist can put out a mixtape on the web and be worth tickets in Europe right away. For example, we work with Joey Bada$$ and he hasn't really put out an album yet. He's got music on the web but he just went over to Europe and did his first tour there selling out five hundred and six hundred cap clubs his first time there." (SOHH Guest Star)

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