On Christmas Eve, the young Brooklyn rapper Capital Steez died at the age of 19. No cause has been reported, but the night before, Steez posted a message on his Twitter that simply read “The end.,” which has caused many to speculate suicide. Steez was a member of Pro Era, the crew of ’90s-underground-obsessed Brooklyn rap youngsters, and he was a fun, lively presence who seemed positioned to do big things. It’s a real loss.
Three days before news of his death circulated, Pro Era released their new mixtape PEEP The aPROcaplypse, which features a ton of appearances from both Capital Steez and Joey Bada$$, as well as all their friends going in over crackling, warm boom-bap beats with levels of virtuosity that seem unlikely. They’re talented kids, and the tape is a remarkably pleasant listen that’s now taken on a morbid tone. Listen to it below.
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