Joey Bada$$ Gets Lifted by a Higher Power in ‘Christ Conscious’ Video
After releasing 'Christ Conscious' earlier this week (Oct. 30), Joey Bada$$ debuts the visual for the track and shows us a very enlightened version of himself.
Directed by M-I-E, the video starts off with the rapper walking through the tight hallways of a building and cuts to the streets of New York. Initially, you think that this is just going to be one of those videos where a rapper walks through the streets of his hometown and deliveries rhymes. However, things start to take a different turn when shapes and graphics flare out of him and animations take form in the background.
Things are taken to another level when Joey stands on a rooftop and levitates by some power. As he's lifted into the sky, the Brooklyn native transcends space and time and is brought to another consciousness.
Whether you believe in God or not, the video -- along with the Basquiat-produced song itself, makes you think beyond what's in front of you.
'Christ Conscious' is the new single off his upcoming album, 'B4.DA.$$.' In addition to the new track and video, Joey is currently on tour. He's invited Vince Staples to join him on the second leg of his North American trek. Check out the dates below to find out when both artists will be hitting up your town.
Joey Bada$$ Tour Dates
Oct. 2 - Metro - Chicago, Ill. (with Vince Staples)
Oct. 3 - Mill City - Minneapolis, Minn. (with Vince Staples)
Oct. 4 - Granada - Lawrence, Kansas (with Vince Staples)
Oct. 5 - Slowdown - Omaha, Nebr. (with Vince Staples)
Oct. 7 - Gothic - Denver, Colo.
Oct. 8 - Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct. 10 - Showbox - Seattle, Wash. (with Vince Staples)
Oct. 11 - Vogue - Vancouver, B.C. (with Vince Staples)
Oct. 12 - Roseland - Portland, Ore.
Oct. 14 - Fillmore - San Francisco, Calif.
Oct. 15 - Catalyst - Santa Cruz, Calif.
Oct. 16 - Venture Theatre - Ventura, Calif.
Oct. 17 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 18 - Observatory - Santa Ana, Calif.
Oct. 19 - World Beat - San Diego, Calif.
Oct. 20 - Club Red - Phoenix, Ariz.
Oct. 22 - Sunshine - Albuquerque, N.M.
Oct. 24 - Scoot Inn - Austin, Texas
Oct. 25 - Southside - Dallas, Texas
Oct. 26 - Warehouse - Houston, Texas
Oct. 28 - House of Blues - New Orleans, La.
Oct. 30 - Grand Central - Miami, Fla.
Oct. 31 - Orpheum - Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 1 - Firestone - Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 2 - Masquerade - Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 4 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, N.C.
Nov. 5 - Fillmore - Washington, D.C.
Nov. 7 - TLA - Philadelphia, Penn.
Nov. 8 - Irving Plaza - New York, N.Y. (with Vince Staples)
Nov. 11 - Irving Plaza - New York, N.Y.
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