Joey BadA$$ and the Pro Era musical collective will band together once more to honor their fallen comrade, Capital STEEZ, with another festival. The second annual “STEEZ Day” music festival will take place this year in Los Angeles.
Rap beef seems to be running amok lately. On Monday (Feb. 29) Troy Ave delivered a reactionary diss record aimed at Joey Bada$$, and his dearly departed Pro Era comrade, Capital Steez.
Today marks one year since Pro Era’s rising MC Capital STEEZ passed away. To commemorate their fallen brethren, the Brooklyn collective debut a visual for “47 Piiirates,” featuring Dirty Sanchez.
“Things can get overwhelming, that’s the bottom line,” Joe Budden tells Hip-Hop Wired about the steps that lead to suicide. The Love & Hip Hop New York star has been open about his battle with sobriety and spoke with us about the slow-moving issue taking down the Black male and Hip-Hop communities.
Capital STEEZ took his own life late last year, and the rap game lost a talent still on the verge of blossoming. “King Steelo” is a posthumous track from the Pro Era rapper that will make you bop your head before inevitably making you ask, “What if he was still here?”
Unfortunately, late last year Capital STEEZ of Joey Bada$$’s Pro Era crew committed suicide, snuffing out a potentially great career when it was just getting started. Another posthumous video from STEEZ, titled “Apex,” has now been revealed.
Joey Bada$$ kicked off Pro Era week on Monday with the Chance The Rapper-featured “Wendy N Becky.” This time, the rest of the crew gets in on the fun with two new tracks.
To commemorate the day of love, Pro Era drops some unreleased visuals in memory of their fallen soldier Capital STEEZ. The track, titled “135,” appeared on the the Brooklyn rapper’s sorely underrated Amerikkkan Korruption mixtape that released last year.
What began as a beef on wax and social media between Lil B and Joey Bada$$ concluded with the latter abruptly deleting his Twitter account. But it looks like the young Brooklyn MC had a change of heart yesterday, as he returned to the social network.
Recently, Joey Bada$$ and Lil B traded diss records called “I’m the Bada$$” and “Don’t Quit Your Day Job,” respectively. Bada$$ spoke on the song he created and said that going at the Based God was just a necessary reaction.
Lil’ B’s let loose of this delayed-reaction diss record towards Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew called “I’m The Bad A$$.”
It’s only been four short days ago that the Hip-Hop community lost one of its young rising stars in Capital Steez.