Unfortunately, we didn't get a whole lot of music from Capital STEEZ before he tragically took his own life in 2012. At the time, Pro Era had just started making waves on the internet thanks to the rather quick come-up of their lead member, Joey Bada$$. It seemed like Pro Era had the world at their fingertips which is why STEEZ's suicide is even more difficult to understand (but isn't that the thing about depression, you wouldn't understand someone else's). Pro Era has baptized today as STEEZDay, more than just a name though, it's a festival to celebrate the life of the rapper who would have turned 23 years old. This year, they're taking the festival to Los Angeles, proving STEEZ isn't only beloved in his native NYC.
Obviously we had to pay homage to STEEZ by way of today's Throwback Thursday track. We take things back to this 3-year old release, "King STEELO," which shows off his lyrical dexterity and penchant for old school style production.
Started off kind of scary though, yo Pro peep the scenario
We had the caps fire, and the shrooms like Mario
This peach sumchin was tryna shake her tail
You could tell that I wasn't really funking with the smell