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Riff: Joey Bada$$ – “Hilary $wank”

Oct 18, 2013

Honey, pop was a bumbaclot and had a queen bee Mommy/Uh, I love her to the tissue, disrespect my blood and it’s an issue/She like ‘This you on the cover for real? Ah you so official’/Now go ahead and buy you some shoes that really fit you

from Hilary Swank lyrics by Joey Bada$$

Not even old enough to drink, Joey Bada$$ has emerged as a star pupil in rap’s new intelligentsia. His brand of lyricism lays to waste the decadence of years past, and is a breath of fresh air for those craving headier lyrics. Even mom is supporting his ascent. Now go and get you some new shoes Joey.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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