Joey Badass Quotes.
We’re very far from harmony. The only thing that’s going to bring world harmony has to be from the outside. It has to be external. It has to be us versus an external thing.
The reason I speak out is because it’s necessary. I feel like it’s my responsibility. I feel like it’s what I’m put here to do. Even on a simpler level, I feel like why can’t we speak on what we feel is right or what’s wrong? What’s wrong with that?
Got dragon balls like my name was Vegeta
You’re only as strong as your weakest link so you’ve got to make sure everybody in your crew is on point.
I believe I am of the natural.
The economic crisis really affected my family – 2006 to 2011 were really bad times. Almost everybody in my family lost their jobs.
Regardless of anything, my dad wants me to “get that piece of paper!” – degree over everything.
Hate is a strong word. I don’t really try to hate anything. Yeah, you could say I have a complicated, domestic relationship with America for sure.
Jamaica’s probably the most dominant island as far as influence goes, as far as music and dancing and culture.
My parents split up when I was five, and that changed my life as well. I wasn’t used to seeing them away from each other. I had to get used to seeing my dad without my mom. Those things affected the music that I make.
I was never blinded by the American dream. I have my own dreams. You know what I’m saying? The Joey dream.
Luckily for me, I became a rap star so I’m making enough money to support my family. It’s funny because that may seem like the only way that I can do such a task.
Yo, why can’t I speak out and then have fun? Why can’t I just be a human? Why can’t I just do what I want? People just want to keep you in one type of box or lane.
I would never know how that person felt when they first heard my song. They coulda been at rock bottom and my song could have literally been the thing that saved them, but I would never know that.
I was watching lectures by Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Dr. Sebi and Umar Johnson. It’s super mind opening when you listen to those words and think about how much they still resonate today. Think about how true those words are, and how much they predicted the future. That was what was really mind-boggling to me.