New York hip hop outfit Pro Era drops a new video for the track School High, which was featured on their last mixtape, PEEP: The aPROcalypse. Check a review for it below:
It seems two of the larger figures in underground hip hop are at it right now, and trading shots in new tracks in an age where most hip hop stars are just content to keep most confrontations on Twitter.
I’m surprised it went as far as these two cuts, which are both pretty decent tracks from B and Joey. Both of ‘em sound hungry, confident, and aggressive over well-produced instrumentals. It’s entertainment at the end of the day, but I’d support more headbutting between these guys if we continue to get tracks like this.
Oh, and I all think we know where the title of Joey’s track came from. R.I.P. STEEZ.
New York’s Pro Era drops one of the freshest throwback mixtapes in hop hop, putting themselves at the forefront of this new, nostalgic wave in rap.
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Over a simple beat backed with loads of 808 sounds, Capital STEEZ delivers a 9-minute posse track featuring numerous members of the Pro Era hip hop collective. Grab the dude’s latest mixtape, AmeriKKKan Korruption: Reloaded, if you’re yet to.
Download: Capital Steez- AmeriKKKan Korruption Reloaded
Up-and-coming MC and member of collective Pro Era, home to fellow buzzing rapper Joey Bada$$, Capital Steez recently released AmeriKKKan Korruption Reloaded–which is an expanded version of his debut mixtape AmeriKKKan Korruption. In addition to the fourteen initially released songs, the tape boasts seven bonus tracks that weren’t included on the original. Stream it and grab a free download above.
Similar to Joey Bada$$, Capital Steez’s voice gives him away as being clearly young, but by no means does that suggest that he is an amateurish rapper. With confident, assured flow and engaging lyricism, Capital Steez is anything but, and his age feels less like an indication of lack of experience than an exciting reminder that he is just getting started. The production choices are stellar as well, covering artists such as Madlib, DOOM, Free the Robots, DJ Premier, Joey Bada$$, and others. Especially considering that this is only his first mixtape, Capital Steez seems to have a promising future ahead of him.
Pro Era Mc’s CJ Fly and Capital STEEZ are probably best known for their featured songs on the Joey Badass mixtape 1999 that blew up from the songs “Survival Tactics” and “Hardknock”.
Now that the hype around that tape has died down these two are looking to steal a bit of the spotlight for themselves. They definitely have my attention rapping over one of my favorite Madlib beats and they totally hold their own on it, too. They don’t have the most exciting flows out there by any stretch, but it’s easy to see that they will only improve from where they are now. Just like with their tracks on the 1999 tape they have a lot of clever wordplay that makes them feel more distinct in comparison to other rappers in a similar age range. These two do sound good together and if they are working on a mixtape together I will gladly give it a listen.
Visuals for the Capital STEEZ track, “Free the Robots,” which is probably the most politically charged track off of his latest mixtape, AmeriKKKan Korruption. Keep track of him and the rest of his Progressive Era crew right here.
Also, have you heard this Joey Bada$$ tape?