Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylised as Joey Bada$$), is an American rapper, producer and artist from Brooklyn, New York. He is a member of the hip hop collective Pro Era, with whom he has released three mixtapes. Joey released his debut mixtape 1999 on June 12 2012. Featuring production from other Pro Era members, as well as some J Dilla and MF DOOM beats, the tape was released to general critical acclaim. On September 6, Joey released Rejex, a collection of early versions of songs and tracks that didn't make it onto his debut. After his initial effort's resounding success, on July 1, 2013, Joey Bada$$ released his second mixtape, Summer Knights.