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Joey Bada$$ Says Feds Have Tapped His Phone Since Malia Obama Photo

I’ve gotta say, the fact that Malia Obama’s Pro Era T-shirt wasn’t brought up during the president’s State Of The Union address on Tuesday was a huge disappointment to me. It’s not a matter of national security, but it’s pretty fucking cool that Malia Obama is into Joey Bada$$, though it’s less cool that someone… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 22, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Watch Joey Bada$$ On Bloomberg TV, Of All Places, Discussing The Malia Effect

Following the leak of the photo of Malia Obama wearing a Pro Era t-shirt, the media went into a frenzy. The New York Post even dedicated a whole article breaking down “the Malia effect,” looking at how the First Daughter’s style and musical tastes have had an influence on youth culture. Joey Bada$$ has remained… More »

By: James Rettig / January 15, 2015 - 10:49 pm

White House Is Reportedly Investigating That Photo Of Malia Obama In A Joey Bada$$ Shirt

Malia Obama solidified herself as one of the coolest First Daughters ever after a picture of her wearing a Pro Era t-shirt surfaced online earlier this month. Fox News reports that the White House is now investigating how the photo managed to be released to the public. A representative for Joey Bada$$ told Gawker that… More »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015 - 8:46 am

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

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

Joey Bada$$ – “Fromdatomb$” (Feat. Chuck Strangers)

Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era buddy Chuck Strangers lamp in a pre-Sandy Brooklyn in the video for the vintage-leaning 1999 jam “Fromdatomb$.” Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 31, 2012 - 5:22 pm