Joey Bada$$'s fans might have scratched their heads when he dropped the pop tinged single 'Devastated' last year, but it looks like releasing it was an extremely good idea.
On January 6, the song was certified gold by the RIAA, which is the first time one of Joey's songs reached that mark.
Back in August, he talked about the catchy tune and said he wasn't trying to go pop, he just wanted to create something different.
"When I made that song 'Devastated,' I just had one mission in mind," said the Pro Era leader on The Breakfast Club. "I wasn't even trying to make a hit song. I wanted to make an uplifting song. I want to be one of the greatest artists of all time. I don't just rap to be an underground rapper. I rap because I want to be one of the biggest, one of the greatest influences in the world when it comes to music."Now with a gold record behind him and a global fan base that's growing he could be well on his way to achieving that goal.
No words mane just utter bliss and elation. We on our way to greatness and all it ever took was patience (corny I know but what else can I say LOL). Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. #Grateful. AABA coming soon just wait on it!!! I got a special treat for yall next week so stay tuned... Im sure you guys noticed I haven't been fucking with social media lately because I've been focused on the music but this is something worthy of posting. WE COMING FOR THAT PLATINUM NEXT B!!! #2017 is the #PROERATAKEOVER MARK MY MOTHERFUXKING WORDS B!!! #PROERARECORDS 1st GOLD MANYMORE TO COME. AGAIN I CANT THANK YOU GUYS ENOUGH. LOVE. SEE YA NEXT WEEK ;) ❤ P.S. Shoutout to the producers of this record @muppetsneverdie @kirkknight & @powerspleasant