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Capital Steez – “47 Piiirates” (Feat. Dirty Sanchez) Video

Last year, Capital Steez, a young Brooklyn rapper and member of Joey Bada$$’s Pro Era crew, took his own life just before Christmas. This week, Pro Era has marked the one-year anniversary of his death by making a video for “47 Piiirates,” a Bada$$-produced track from Steez’s AmeriKKKan Korrpution Reloaded mixtape, made up of rotoscoped… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 26, 2013 - 11:05 am

Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra – “Rains Thru The Roof At Thee Grande Ballroom (For Capital Steez)”

You might not expect the members of Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra, the mysterious Canadian post-rock troupe and Godspeed You! Black Emperor offshoot, to be hip-hop heads, but apparently they are. The band will release their new album Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything next month, and we’ve posted an excerpt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013 - 8:46 am

Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra – “Austerity Blues” (Excerpt)

The politically charged, mystique-laden post-rock band currently known as Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra (perhaps you know them as A Silver Mt Zion, The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, or Thee Silver Mountain Reveries) hasn’t released a new album since Kollaps Tradixionales almost four years ago. That’s about to change i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2013 - 10:44 am

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era – “Like Water” Video

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 9:27 am

Download Joey Bada$$ And Pro Era’s PEEP The aPROcaplypse Mixtape

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 Brookly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 26, 2012 - 8:30 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most big indie types knew better than to release videos this week, seeing as how the entire music internet is raging out in Austin and the blog-feeds are slowing to crawls. But this week saw plenty of striking videos emerge from unusual suspects, be it Korean pop superstars (that’s right, BigBang sighting #2 in two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2012 - 3:25 pm