Interview Magazine has been churning out these high quality interviews for a while now (I guess they kind of have to right?) and it continues with this sit down with Joey Bada$$. Anthony Badami speaks with the Brooklyn high schooler about “The Thong Song”, Astronomy and his upcoming mixtape 1999. Check out an excerpt below and read the entire interview over at InterviewMagazine.com.
BADAMI: So, typical interview question, what’s the first hip-hop song you heard that you really got into?
BADA$$: [laughs] Biggie Smalls’ “Hypnotize.”
CREW MEMBER: What about “The Thong Song?”
BADAMI: “The Thong Song?”
BADA$$: “The Thong Song”! That was one of the first ones. It’s fucking funny you say that. It’s funny you say that. That video was the highlight of my childhood. That shit made me want to get the tattoo around my belly button!
BADAMI: You were going to get a tattoo around your belly button?
BADA$$: Nah, when I was younger. Sisqo did it! I’m going down for this, I’m going down.
BADAMI: That was the first song I downloaded on Napster, “The Thong Song.” It took half an hour, and I was thrilled.
BADA$$: I used to love Dru Hill, bro. I used to love Dru Hill. Yeah, “dat ass, dat ass.” I used to love Dru Hill, man.