Man, i'm truly heartbroken on this Christmas Eve. Late last night the world lost Pro-Era member Capital STEEZ at the young age of 19. For the last 3 days twitter, Facebook, & every hip hop outlet in the world has been praising their newest mixtape, #PEEP: The aPROcalypse. And just like that, we lose one of the most promising new voices in music. The picture above was taken by me a few months ago while we were in my crib recording "Like Water", which happens to be the first song on the new tape. This reminds me all too much of the loss of Kid Hood, who many only heard on Tribe's acclaimed & classic "Scenario" Remix 20 years ago. The Era has the closest resemblence to what Hood's Native Toungues affiliates represented ever since. I have been praising what these kids have been doing for not just NYC but for Hip Hop in general for a while now. My love & energy goes out to Joey, CJ, Shipes, & the entire Pro Era fam.
Listen to "Like Water" below... which will never be the same to me, especially with the scratch i layed down right before STEEZ's verse. Gone but not forgotten. His music will live forever...
- Rest in Peace bro... - Statik Selektah (December 24th, 2012, 12:00 noon)
Here's the first I heard Joey & STEEZ altogether... That will go down as a classic in their catalog: