During his BBC Radio 1 residency, Flying Lotus has bestowed numerous stellar mixes and exclusive premieres on his audience—this week, he came through with a never-before-heard Joey Bada$$ track, called “Perception Vs. Reality.” The rapper’s signature unflinching flow is easily framed by the cinematic, string-heavy beat, resulting in a gritty, yet still introspective track.
FlyLo discussed potentially working with the Joey in an interview with Noisey last fall:
Yesterday, I went to Joey Bada$$’s house, his mom’s house. He lives with his mom still. He makes music in the basement. That was the most fun I’ve had in so long. Just being in that space where I know there’s things happening and there’s a vibe and a family and stuff. That did it for me—in a good way.