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On Wednesday, Joey Bada$$ took to Facebook to share a deeply personal story from his childhood. Opening up about his parent’s separation when he was only five years old, the Brooklyn rapper delved into his family’s financial struggles, reflecting on times where he felt alone due to his mom working two jobs to keep them afloat. To overcome his loneliness, Joey reveals that he turned to music, detailing the process behind the creation of his debut mixtape 1999. Joey also tagged the moving spiel with #DEVASTATED, inviting his fans to head over to his official website and share their own #devastated story or story of greatness. The project is in line with his new single, “Devastated,” which promotes a positive message about turning personal struggles into triumph. Check out his post below.
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) June 22, 2016