Joey Bada$$ performs “Waves” at Boiler Room, NY [Video]

Not too long ago the Red Bull Music Academy rounded up a stellar line up of artists to takeover New York’s Boiler Room for some intimate and stripped back performances. Amongst the impressive list of acts was the young Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ who, along with his Pro Era crew, killed it performing “Waves,” taken from the rapper’s 1999 mixtape.

The 17 year old rising star looked like he’d been in the game for years as he had the whole crowd eating out of the palm of his hands, which seems only right as he was performing in his city of New York. The intimate crowd were putting their hands in the air on command and reciting every lyric with him to the popular mixtape cut. If you couldn’t make it on the night, check out the live performance below.