Before hitting the kitchen at New York City eatery “Sweet Chick” to create a curry chicken and waffles dish, Pro Era lyricist Joey Bada$$ spoke on the significance of his B4.Da.$$ record, “Curry Chicken” with First We Feast.
While speaking with Sweet Chick founder John Seymour, Joey revealed that the Statik Selektah-produced record significance ties into him leaving home and “taking on the world,” but always having a home to come back to as long as the curry chicken is still there.
“Curry chicken is something to me that’s always been close to home,” Bada$$ said. “In the hook, it’s basically me leaving home and just taking on the world. It’s like me telling my mom, me telling my pops ‘I got y’all backs. I got my own back too. You ain’t gotta worry about nothing as long as I come home for some curry chicken or some dinner. As long as I got that curry chicken and dinner I’m coming home to.’ So, that’s what ‘Curry Chicken’ mean to me. Home is where the heart is. Curry chicken is in there.”
Released as a single in late December, “Curry Chicken” was followed weeks later by Joey’s debut album, B4.Da.$$.
In the HipHopDX review, B4.Da.$$ was described as “a distinguished retread and the most polished project the young emcee has put out to date.”
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