Joey Bada$$’s last album ALL-AMERIKKAN BADASS came in 2017, and since then, the Pro Era leader has been way too busy with other endeavors like his growing acting career to put all his focus back into the music. Fans have been yearning for new tunes from Joey, and it seems like the wait could be over really soon.

The Brooklyn rap star recently held an Instagram Live Q&A session where he chopped it up with fans and addressed any burning questions people may have had. One of the most asked questions by fans was the status of Joey’s next studio album, which he said is definitely arriving in 2022.

“Shit, the album dropping this year for sure,” Joey Badass said during the livestream. “I ain’t going to say exactly when, though, because there’s certain rappers who be on my heels, so Ima just… it’s coming though.”

There’s no other information regarding Joey’s next album, but fans hope he can pick up the reins from ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADASS. That project debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, moving 51,000 album-equivalent units, and 28,000 of those copies were pure album sales.

Joey Bada$$ Reveals His New Album Is 85% Done After Finishing It 3 Times

Joey Bada$$ dropped an appetizer for fans in the form of his three-song bundle, The Light Pack, in Summer 2020, and in September of that year, he jumped on Twitter to give fans an update on his next album.

“My album fire,” he wrote. “85% done w. See y’all soon. I finished this album like 3 times but I promise this the last time… hopefully.”