Joey Bada$$’s debut album is set to drop on January 20, 2015.

Since early August he’s been gracing fans with a few singles, and now he’s off to Europe after wrapping up his album’s North American tour last week. According to Joey, the decision to push back his release until after the holidays isn’t about issues with his label nor is it a scheme to build hype – not that he would need to do so anyway. Read his message below and watch the accompanying trailer above. Long story short he wants to drop B4.DA.$$ on his golden birthday.

“Peace young world this is the Badmon Jozif and I just want to thank all of my supporters and fans for being so patient with me as I finished my first album. The wait is finally almost over and the release date is locked and loaded. After discovering my birthday falls on a Tuesday (the day of the week all albums drop) next year I decided to save the album drop for then (1.20.15). I thought it was the best time to cause a shift. It’s always been a goal of mine to drop a project on my birthday and the premonition has finally come into fruition. The number 120 is very unique and symbolic to me as well. My 1st album on my 20th birthday this was destiny.” – B4.DA.$$ P.eace!