Joey Bada$$ originally went by the moniker JayOhVee.
Before Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott was famously known as Joey Badass (also styled Joey Bada$$), he was known as JayOhVee (also spelled Jay Oh Vee).
Born and raised in New York, Pro Era founding member, Joey Badass built his name with the release of his debut mixtape, 1999, in 2012. Long before that, at the age of 15-years old, Joey Bada$$, then under the name of JayOhVee, freestyled over Mos Def’s classic record Umi Says. Listen to the 20 Miles Freestyle below.
Joey Badass had a ReverbNation account under his name JayOhVee where he uploaded 3 tracks.’ Joey Badass is sometimes also referred to as Joey B.