There is no containing the chaos that is inherent with Joey Bada$$. The 21-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper has managed to turn his music career into a riveting reign through multiple facets of pop culture. That havoc bleeds into our brief phone conversation — the rapper (born Jo-Vaughan Virginie Scott) is pressed between ending his European tour the day before starting his American one alongside Top Dawg Entertainment luminary Schoolboy Q.
As he takes a break on the set of a video shoot, he explains that nerves are a thing of the past. "I don't get nervous anymore over touring, really,” he says. “At this point, it'd be pretty weird. Right before I get onstage, I do a little, but I've gotten used to it. When I was asked to tour with Schoolboy, I was like 'Hell yeah!'"