Joey Bada$$ took to Twitter yesterday (June 22) to give himself the crown of independent Hip Hop, according to Pigeons and Planes.
He posted his sales figures for his debut album B4.Da.$$ and claims that those numbers make “me the #1 Independent Hip Hop artist/brand in the world…”
“Reminder: Joey Bada$$ sold 57,000+ albums in his first week, INDEPENDENTLY,” he writes. “At 20 years old…$10/album…85% of shares, do the math…”
B4.Da.$$ was released on the same day as Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo & Youth and Lil Wayne’s Sorry 4 The Wait 2.
Joey Bada$$ reps Pro Era, a collective of rappers that was founded in Bada$$’ hometown of Brooklyn, New York. They are independent and therefore get to keep the majority of the profit from album sales.
For additional Joey Bada$$ coverage, watch the following DX Daily:
(June 23, 2015)
UPDATE: Troy Ave seemingly responded to Joey Bada$$’s claims about being the #1 independent Hip Hop in the world.
“NO single, NO party hosting’s NO real endorsements Reminder: NObody cares + u WORK for Sony Red / Cinematic Records #FakeIndependent,” Troy Ave wrote on Twitter today (June 23), referencing the labels to which Joey Bada$$ is signed.
His tweet is as follows:
NO single, NO party hosting's NO real endorsements Reminder: NObody cares + u WORK for Sony Red / Cinematic Records #FakeIndependent
— TROY AVE (@TroyAve) June 22, 2015