Joey Bada$$ gives us s a verse/chorus on this unlike anything he’s ever put out, and I really like it. ‘Hotbox” was released on Funkmaster Flex‘s mixtape Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself. This 18 year old high schooler coming out of Brooklyn spits a verse that is unfamiliar from his usual boom-bap style rap and production. This beat was produced by fellow PRO ERA member, Kirk Knight. The deep bassnote comes in heavy and is evident throughout the track complimented only by drums, giving this song an eerie feel that makes sense with the title “hotbox”. Joey Bada$$ shows us his more of his stoner side on this song with his slow flow and pitched down vocals during the chorus saying ” I copped a pound, now I’m ’bout to burn it down/Hotbox in this bitch know I’m burnin’ out”.
Bonus! another song produced by Kirk Knight (it gets real dope at 1:25):