As the year comes to an end, I like to reflect on the adventures I've experienced
and accomplishments I've made in the past 365 days.
Rarely am I blown away about something brand new that is happening right
in the middle of this annual reflection.
On December 23rd of 2012 I stumbled upon a new hip-hop group out of Flatbush Brooklyn named,
the Pro Era.
Joey Bad Ass, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly, A LA Sole, Capital Steez, Dessy Hinds
Dirty Sanchez, Rokamouth, Nyck Caution, KWON and Dyemond Lewis.
Comprised of roughly 11 urban fashionista, backpacker, freestyle spitting, underground hip hop ascending Brooklynites, the Pro Era brings back all that has been missing from hip hop.
Packed with well produced samples, classic beat machine breakdowns and rhymes that
make you feel like you are on a Brooklyn bound subway,
the Pro Era is like a modern day Boot Camp Clik.
Almost immediately after sharing their new mixtape on Facebook,
it grew apparent that there was something wrong in the world of the Pro Era.
Unfortunately one of their shining members, Capital Steez,
died entirely too soon on the morning of December 24th, 2012.
Along with the rest of the hip hop world, I was shocked and saddened.
In an erie twist to Steez's death was his his final tweet:
It is still not disclosed what the cause of death for Capital Steez was, but the final tweet is
a grim reminder at how social media is sometimes like a digital hell.
Fear not hip hoppers, the Pro Era will live on and will continue their success.
After listening to the album numerous times,
I have no doubt in my mind that we will be seeing more from these guys.
I also do not doubt that they will use the untimely death of Capital Steez as a method
of motivation to become some of the most noted faces in Brooklyn hip hop history.
For the Pro Era Mixtape
For more Pro Era music... Pro Era Soundcloud