#TBT Mixtape: Joey Bada$$' Exclusive Playlist

Gari Askew II
Joey Badass

"This is the music that I grew up on, that raised me."

Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's new series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set features the artists' favorite tracks from their youth and childhood.

On the heels of his latest LP ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, which bowed at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year, rapper Joey Bada$$ surprise-dropped a trifecta of new singles this month -- "500 Benz," "Love Is Only A Feeling," and "Too Lit," all produced by Statik Selektah.

The 22-year-old is clearly keeping busy, also joining Logic's Everybody's Tour this month, which kicked off with Pro Era's third annual STEEZ Day Festival to honor their late comrade Capital Steez, the founder of the Beast Coast movement and originator of Pro Era. The tour will hit Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, TX tonight (July 20), Lollapalooza in Chicago (Aug. 6), Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO (Aug. 14), and more. 

Today, the emcee looks back with this week's #TBT Mixtape, curated exclusively via Billboard.

"This is the music that I grew up on, that raised me," Joey tells Billboard of the set, which includes tracks from The Notorious B.I.G., Fugees, 2Pac and more.

Give the set a spin and also see below for a throwback snap of the Brooklyn rapper from early on his career.