mp3: Joey Bada$$ - "A Day in the Life"

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Here's two of New York's hottest hip-hop talents on the same track for the first time - the beatmaker Harry Fraud and the young rapper Joey Bada$$ collaborated on "A Day in the Life," one of the songs an upcoming mixtape called The New York Renaissance, curated by Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg. This one would sound fantastic on the Great Gatsby soundtrack (more on that in a second...) – Harry Fraud's backbeat is baroque and maximalist, with plenty of muted orchestral, film-noir flairs that leave Joey plenty of room to wax rhapsodic about exactly what constitutes a day in the life. Check it out.