How do you match up with your favorite Joey Bada$$ tune? Let’s let the stars decide.
Aquarius (January 20th to February 18th): “Waves”
You and Joey share a zodiac sign! As an Aquarius, you strive to help others, give back to your communities and don’t like to limit yourself. You’re always seeking new opportunities and looking to engage in thought-provoking conversations as you push yourself to “go global” while “tryna be a mogul.” You enjoy solving intellectual problems and “ascendin’ passion” instead of being “worried bout the trendin’ fashions.” That’s why “Waves,” off of Joey’s 2012 mixtape, 1999, speaks to you.
Pisces (February 19th to March 20th): “My Yout” feat. Maverick Sabre
The syncopated rhymes and funky reggae beat in Joey’s 2013 hit featuring Collie Buddz and Maverick Sobre are fast-paced, whimsical and lots of fun…just like you, Pisces! You’ve had an ear for music from a young age and appreciate tracks with creative rhythms, which is why you connect to Joey when he lays down lines like “…I’m handling rap/ handsome versing that’s like hand-to-hand combat.” Hardworking and open-minded, you’re “sky high” because “nothing in this world gon’ bring you down.” You live in the moment because “life is so surreal” and don’t take anything or anyone for granted.
Aries (March 21st to April 19th): “Ready”
Like Joey Bada$$ conveys in “Ready,” when he raps, “they forgot we had to fight for every nickel, every dollar/ before the money and the power,” as an Aries you are known for being active, ambitious, and a fighter. You work quickly and confidently, “…putting in these hours/ plotting domination now the whole world is ours.” You embrace competition and push your peers to do the same. Produced by Statik Selektah, this anthem reflects the Aries personality and morals to a T.
Taurus (April 20th to May 20th): “Survival Tactics” feat. Capital Steez
This hit off of 1999 discusses the constant day-to-day challenges that we all deal with. As the lyrics state, “just another man who defeated by survival/ that’s your biggest rival/ in your whole life/ these bars you can’t handle you better hold tight.” Like the spitfire rhymes that continue even when the beat drops out, as a Taurus you are practical, grounded and patient when the going gets tough. The lyrics for “Survival Tactics” reflect your independent nature as you prefer to work on tasks one-by-one until they’re completely finished and understand that real change takes perseverance.
Gemini (May 21st to June 20th): “Rockabye Baby”
You, dear Gemini, are an intellectual and an effective communicator. Be wary – though you can think on your feet quickly, you tend change your mind frequently. That’s why “Rockabye Baby” off of All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, best represents you! You connect with lyrics like, “Feel the energy surge through my veins when I flow/ mentally, I can never be controlled” because you’re energetic, fast moving, and capable of multitasking. Finally, you’re a good friend, which is why collaborations, like this one with ScHoolboy Q, resonate with you.
Cancer (June 21st to July 22nd): “For My People”
You’re sensitive, caring and protective of your family and friends, Cancer. Though you keep personal matters to yourself, you’re super loyal and sympathetic to others’ needs. In “For My People,” off of All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, the 22-year old raps “This for my people, tryna stay alive and just stay peaceful/ so hard to survive in a world so lethal, who will take a stand and be our hero.” Similarly, you care about societal issues and aren’t afraid to stand up for your beliefs.
Leo (July 23rd to August 22nd): “Legendary” feat. J. Cole
This J. Cole collab off of All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ totally reflects your confident, creative and outgoing personality, Leo. You love spending time with others and are willing to commit yourself to causes you care about. “Legendary,” produced by Statik Selektah, reflects this passion, with phrases like “legends, they never die” and “so put your fire up in the sky/ ‘cause they won’t ever kill the light.” You don’t settle for anything but your best and go the distance to ensure that your opinions get heard.
Virgo (August 23rd to September 22nd): “Daily Routine”
Practical, hardworking and organized, as a Virgo, you are strong in character and are known for your analytical nature as opposed to your more daring counterparts. “Daily Routine,” off of Joey’s 2012 mixtape, 1999, with lyrics like “though them gangstas grill, I tell ‘em keep that drama away,” demonstrates your disciplined lifestyle. You thrive in places that promote your organized lifestyle, as depicted in the music video, which follows the singer throughout a day in New York City.
“Land of the Free” reflects your passion for justice and equal opportunity – values that Joey discusses on the track. Libras are team-oriented and are highly social. The single, which dropped back in January off of AABA, gets political and seeks equality in society. Joey pens, “the land of the free, is for the free loaders” and “I feel my ancestors arrested inside of me.” Honest and vulnerable, you stay true to yourself and aren’t afraid to tell it how it is, dear Libra.
Scorpio (October 23rd to November 21st): “Too Lit”
Co-written and produced by Statik Selektah, “Too Lit,” released earlier this month, is your summer jam. As a Scorpio, you’re authoritative, assertive and a natural born leader, but modest about your success – you just tend to “wear the crown always underneath.” You’ve got your career “mastered”; you’re “putting in the work” and “never relaxing,” because you know you “never could be too rich.” Finally, you show your love for others by doing – you’re “good with the words” but “better at the actions” and will go to all lengths to support those you care about.
Sagittarius (November 22nd to December 21st): “Teach Me” feat. Kiesza
In this upbeat collab off of 2015 album B4.DA.$$, the singer uses life as a metaphor for dance, comparing it to both a tango and a salsa, singing “enjoy the ride I’ll be your pilot.” The lyric reflects Sagittarius’ adventurous personality: always down to travel and learn new skills. Like Joey, you love music festivals like Lollapalooza and The Meadows. You’re generous and extroverted, which is why this epic collaboration with strong vocals and rapid-fire rhymes represent your love of being with others and enjoyment of social gatherings.
Capricorn (December 22nd to January 21st): “Unorthodox”
Don’t be deceived by the title of this track! Like the lyrics discuss on this 2013 hit off of Summer Knights, as a Capricorn, you demonstrate time management and apply practical thought to all that you do. With a steady beat, the song represents your consistency and easy-going personality. You’re realistic and financially responsible – you “won’t sign no major if no wager less than a 3 million offer off the top” because “…money ain’t a thing if [you] got it [you] won’t spend.” You understand that strong relationships can be tough to build because “it ain’t hard to be disloyal” and therefore can tell true friends from fake ones immediately.
You can hear more of your favorite Joey Bada$$ hits on his upcoming tours.