Joey Bada$$ Fast-Forwards on DOOM-Produced 'Amethyst Rockstar'

'Summer Knights EP' set to drop next week

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Jordan Sargent WRITTEN BY
Jordan Sargent

Skeptics of '90s rap revivalist Joey Bada$$ expect some sort of growth on his upcoming Summer Knights EP, which will also feature his Pro Era crew. "Amethyst Rockstar," the newest leak from the tape, is produced by DOOM and features Joey rapping in an uptempo flow. Granted, he almost stumbles over himself a few times, but a minor stylistic switch-up is a switch-up nonetheless, especially coming from a kid whose two most recent songs are called "Word Is Bond" and "95 Til Infinity."

Joey will head overseas for a few festivals before hitting the road with A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa for their "Under the Influence of Music" tour. He'll wrap up the summer with Rock the Bells.

June 27 - Boston, MA @ XXL Freshman
July 02 - Arendal, Norway @ Festival
July 04 - Du Belfor, FR @ Eurorockness Fest
July 05 - Zurich, SZ @ Touch The Lake Festival
July 06 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
July 14 - Ferropolis, DE @ Splash Festival
July 15 - London, UK @ Wireless Festival
July 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater !
July 18 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater !
July 19 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater !
July 20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comcast Center !
July 21 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta @ Hard Rock !
July 23 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green !
July 25 - Austin, TX @ Tower Amphitheater !
July 26 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ! 
July 27 - Little Rock, AR @ Riverfest Amphitheater !
July 28 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion !
July 30 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater !
July 31 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre !
August 01 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live !
August 02 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center !
August 03 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion !
August 04 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater !
August 06 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater !
August 07 - Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre !
August 08 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center !
August 09 - Montreal, QC @ Plaine Des Jeux !
August 10 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater !
August 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend !
August 29 - Fort Punta Christo Pula, CR @ Outlook Festival
August 31 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
September 03 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
September 07 - San Francisco, CA @ Rock The Bells
September 15 - Los Angles, CA @ Rock The Bells
September 29 - New York, NY @ Rock The Bells

! = w/ Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky

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