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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the New York rapper features guest appearances from Chronixx, Nyck Caution, Meechy Darko, J. Cole, Kirk Knight, Schoolboy Q, and Styles P.
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Devastated
I used to feel so devastated At times I thought we'd never make it, yeah But now we on our way to greatness And all that ever took was... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    It’s concise and straight-to-the-point, with no signs of over-indulgence. In short, it’s the album fans of the New York rapper always knew he was capable of making.
  2. Apr 7, 2017
    83
    He’s still reaching to the golden age for inspiration, but updating it so thoroughly that we’re reminded why we considered it golden in the first place.
  3. Apr 10, 2017
    82
    ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ shows an ample amount of growth for a socially aware rapper discussing heavy issues.
  4. Apr 7, 2017
    70
    Although refreshing, visceral and completely understandable--when listening to the whole LP, the political themes are occasionally overwhelming.
  5. Apr 20, 2017
    70
    This diversity in delivery is the savior of the first half of the record which pales slightly to the second.
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    70
    All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ manages to find a balance between necessary gravity and inviting wistfulness. The message can be preachy, but the pace is conversational.
  7. Q Magazine
    Apr 12, 2017
    60
    Amid too much mid-tempo drear it's left to Rockabye Baby to bring some fire to a n LP that rarely does more than enough. [Jun 2017, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Feb 9, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I created a count just to rated this amazing album, for is a classics, this album have no skips !! Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2017
    10
    Joey Badass has done it again. he has delivered an amazing album from front to back. this album is excellent on so many levels. i definitelyJoey Badass has done it again. he has delivered an amazing album from front to back. this album is excellent on so many levels. i definitely love this project from beginning to the very end. Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2017
    9
    Joey has been making great songs since day 1. This is by far is most hyped up album to date and he delivered. This album is a breath of freshJoey has been making great songs since day 1. This is by far is most hyped up album to date and he delivered. This album is a breath of fresh air from many of the rappers today who focus on girls, drugs, and money. Joey is one of the few rappers out there who stick their roots but still make amazing songs and albums. This album is concise and delivers the message he meant to get across Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2017
    9
    (MY RATING 8.8) This album surprised me been a fan since 1999 mixtape back in 2012 and have literally grown up with his music in these 5(MY RATING 8.8) This album surprised me been a fan since 1999 mixtape back in 2012 and have literally grown up with his music in these 5 years. B4DAMONEY was good but very disjointed nonetheless a good start. The way this was hyped I thought it would be a good album maybe more mainstream due to devastated vibes but he stuck to his guns and to put a socially conscious album with amazing production. In a time were we are filled with basic summer tunes by Drake or Mumble rappers over trap beats this was refreshing. Only very few can do it better (Kendrick) but this is the beginning of a bright career for Joey! Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2017
    8
    this perfectly summarizes the side of black america that only they can see. A beautiful album that clearly took a lot out of Joey, andthis perfectly summarizes the side of black america that only they can see. A beautiful album that clearly took a lot out of Joey, and solidified his status as an OG Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2018
    8
    This album is truly great. there are no bad tracks here. the only real complaint i have is a times it gets a little boring and i can onlyThis album is truly great. there are no bad tracks here. the only real complaint i have is a times it gets a little boring and i can only listen to it when im in the mood for it. but thats more a personal thing. there are very few albums that stick to the concept on every track but this one did. My fav songs would probably be For my people, Rockabye baby, good morning amerikkka, amerikkkan idol, devastated, and ring the alarm. as for the track y u dont love me i absolutely love this track lyrically (like its probably the best on the album) but theres something about it that keeps me away from it. overall great album and even though i gave it a 8 its a high 8 out of 10 Expand
  7. Apr 8, 2017
    6
    All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ pits Joey Bada$$ as a political commentator, though not the most brutally honest or most eloquent of them. His bigAll-Amerikkkan Bada$$ pits Joey Bada$$ as a political commentator, though not the most brutally honest or most eloquent of them. His big attitude here is anti-government, but he never goes after the government's captors: corporations and capitalism. Expand

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