For better or worse, Joey leads the pack when it comes to echoing the sound of '90s MCs. He stuffs syllables into every line with a style heavily reminiscent of Cormega’s rhyme barrages and DOOM’s scruffy mystique. His debut mixtape was even titled 1999
, and it’s got old beats by Dilla, DOOM and Lord Finesse. If the '90s influence isn’t blatantly obvious by now, his latest single (“Unorthodox”….right) also features the trademark piano chops and cuts of vintage DJ Premier production. The Ecko deal should have included a time machine.