Late last year, Pro Era, the crew of teenage Brooklyn boom-bap revivalists led by Joey Bada$$, released their all-crew PEEP The aPROcalypse mixtape. Three days later, the group member Capital Steez was dead, having taken his own life at the age of 19. In the haunting new video for the PEEP The aPROcalypse track “Like Water,” Steez’s group pays him tribute, ascending a building in a bombed-out downtown BK to paint a mural of Steez on the rooftop. Director Jonah Schwartz imagines a post-armageddon version of the borough, CGI’ing its most familiar landmarks into decay, and he finds real beauty in the rubble. The video works as a pretty powerful eulogy, and you can watch it below.
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