Eight Years Later, Joey Badass’ 1999 Endures

Revisiting Joey’s classic debut on its eighth anniversary.

The image is unforgettable: Two teenagers, wearing goofy looking ski masks, are standing in an empty New York City subway station. As a chaotic, old school sounding beat builds behind them, featuring sirens and bomb explosion sounds and anything else that might inspire feelings of anarchy, the words “Survival Tactics” appear…