Devastated

Album: All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ (2016)
  • Joey Bada$$ celebrates overcoming adversity on this triumphant song.

    I used to be so devastated
    At times I thought we'd never make it
    But now we're on our way to greatness
    And all that ever took was patience


    Bada$$ told Rolling Stone that he wanted to give his fans something upbeat to help motivate them in their daily lives. "My main objective was to give people a feel-good, uplifting song, 'cause a lot of music in my catalog is really introspective or meditative, critical-thinking type of vibes, or really aggressive type of vibes," he explained. "So I wanted to switch it up and give my fans something new, like something they can listen to and feel good about. Something that you could play for the whole world – you know, kids, grandmoms, everyone. Something that everyone could relate to."
  • The track is from Joey BadA$$'s second studio album, All-Amerikkkan Badass. Speaking to WiLD 94.1, the rapper spoke on the creation of the record:

    "This new project is very powerful. That's the best thing I can say about it: it's very strong music. It's like hella vegetables. It's hella good for you, and it's almost my hesitance with it: the fact that it's so good for you, because these kids these days want candy. 'Devastated' is almost like the organic candy because the message is still good for you."

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