Damn, Damn, Damn, Joey! The Pro Era emcee’s single ‘Devastated’ is an uplifting good time. The bouncy instrumental produced by Adam Pallin, Kirk Knight and Powers Pleasant is a bout with tribulation. Devastation is never definitive, how we recover from it is what defines us. Joey Bada$$ raps “at times I thought we’d never make it, but now we’re on our way to greatness…” as a reminder to keep our head held high, the climb to success is half the battle. The spry instrumental is along for the climb, reaching a triumphant peek of SpottieOttieDopaliscious trumpet blares, and a harmonious calamity of percussions, guitar riffs, and synths; A fitting finale for a Rocky Balboa training montage. ‘Devastated’ debuted at Coachella earlier this year and is the follow up to Joey Bada$$’ Statik Selektah produced single ‘Ready‘.
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