Joey Bada$$ Announces Dyemond Lewis' Departure From Pro Era
Pro Era collective has become synonymous with New York rap these days, one of the more prominent crews putting on for the Beast Coast with what is truly an NY sound-- unlike their crew counterparts, ASAP Mob, that may be putting on for NYC with a not-so-NYC sound.
Yams Day 2016 Recap
The inaugural Yams Day got off to an inauspicious start, as a shortage of security guards led to a bottleneck at the entrance to Manhattan's Terminal 5, thus forcing thousands of eager fans to wait outside the venue for an hour or more, in a temperature that can only be described as cold-as-balls.
De La Soul, Pro Era & More To Perform At J Dilla Weekend 2016
New Era and Ma Dukes (J Dilla’s mom) have unveiled the full lineup for the upcoming J Dilla Weekend 2016, honoring the late beatmaker and emcee. This is the second J Dilla weekend, after the event in 2015 was deemed a “resounding success” by the organizers. The event will take place in Miami, Florida, at a to be determined venue.
The Obamas' 10 Most Hip Hop Moments
President Obama recently made headlines when he announced that his favorite song from the year was Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost?" If there's one year-end list you want to be on, it's the President's. Our current commander-in-chief, and his family, have been the most culturally-savvy first family that this country has ever had, and a big portion of that is how their names continuously pop up next to hip hop culture.
10 Essential Kirk Knight Tracks
Kirk Knight is best known for his prominent role alongside Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era click. He's produced a handful of Joey's tracks along with being featured on Pro Era tapes and on some of the member's solo projects. Until now, he's mostly played the sidekick, but come Friday, his debut full-length will be released, making Knight a published MC.
Kirk Knight Announces Debut Album, "Late Knight Special"
Kirk Knight seems to be next up from Pro Era, now that Joey Bada$$ has his debut album B4.DA.$$ out of the way. Last night, Ebro premiered Kirk's second single on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio, and this morning, the New York native follows that up with the official album announcement, including the title and expected release.
Kirk Knight's Debut Project "LKS" Due Out In September
During a recent show at SOB's in New York City, Kirk Knight informed the crowd that he will release his first ever solo project LKS in September, according to a report from Bluntiq.
Joey Bada$$ Announces 1st Annual "Steez Day" Festival
This past Christmas Eve marked two years since Pro Era member Captial Steez's tragic death, and since leaving us, he's been sorely missed, especially by his bro Joey Bada$$. To commemorate his late friend, the Pro Era honcho is launching an annual event called "Steez Day" to benefit the rapper's family.
Rappers Share Their Smoking Preferences For 4/20
Today may not be a government-mandated holiday, but for those who advocate a green lifestyle, it's just as important as any other statutory holiday. Rap music has a special niche for all the weed smokers out there, however it's really transcended that niche genre and has become pretty common-place. Every other song has a reference (or three) about lighting up/rolling up/smoking up. It's safe to say we don't need a reason to smoke, but hey, we'll take one.
10 Things To Do On 4/20
The holidaze are finally here, and instead of waking up and giddily running to the tree like we did on Christmas morning, we lethargically roll over and smoke trees, and go down the lazy river that is 4/20. Whether you’re new to this form of recreation and are unsure about the traditions, or you’re a veteran stoner looking for a way to spice up your special day, we've got a few possibilities on deck to keep the good vibes going. Click along as we go through the ten best ways to ring in the most important day of the year for pot-smokers.
Review: Joey Bada$$' "B4.DA.$$"
Joey Bada$$ is a young Brooklyn emcee who was influenced by those who came before him from his region, the same way most young rappers from any region show clear influence from those who came before them in their region. As rappers from other regions have begun to dwarf New York rappers in popularity and New York rappers have begun taking more influence from other regions, some have viewed Bada$$’ New York influenced style as a flaw. In defense of Bada$$’ critics, outside of being skilled lyrically and having a healthy dose of cynicism in relation to authorities, who is Joey Bada$$?
Joey Bada$$ Talks Concept Of "Teach Me" & Bobby Shmurda
Joey Bada$$ celebrated his 20th birthday by not only giving fans a free record with "Born Day" but by dropping off his debut album B4.DA.$$. Not many 20-year olds can say they did that, let alone have accomplished as much as Joey has in such a small amount of time.
Mick Jenkins & Kirk Knight Announce Joint Tour
Chicago's Mick Jenkins and Pro Era's Kirk Knight may hail from different cities and run with different crews, but after they linked up on Jenkins' "Jerome," it was clear that they're birds of a feather. The duo's just announced a joint tour for February. Check out the dates below.
Joey Bada$$ Says He Didn't Know It Was Malia Obama In Pro Era T-Shirt
Recently a selfie of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia Obama, went viral after she was seen rocking a Pro Era t-shirt in it. The boys in Pro Era quickly promoted it, and soon enough all the blogs picked it up.
Pro Era's A La $ole To Release Collaborative Project With BBAS' J57
While January 20th marks the release of Pro Era front man Joey Bada$$' solo debut, "B4DA$$", March 2015 will see the release of a collaborative project between Pro Era emcee A La $ole and Brown Bag All-Stars producer/rapper J57.
Image Of Malia Obama Rocking Pro Era T Hits The Internet [Update: White House Investigating Release Of Selfie]
With B4da$$ a little over two weeks away, Joey Bada$$ received the type of promotion most artists would dream of. Recently an image hit the internet that showed Malia Obama, the eldest of daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, rocking a Pro Era t-shirt.
Joey Bada$$ Unveils "B4.DA.$$" Tracklist & Cover Art
Yesterday came the tragic news that Joey Bada$$' cousin and tour manager, Junior B, had passed away. Joey has subsequently cancelled his European tour midway through, but it seems his album will be released as planned.
Pro Era's Junior B Has Died
Tragedy strikes the Pro Era camp today, with news that Junior B, a member of Joey Bada$$' crew has passed away. While details are not yet known, word of Junior's condition was reported by fellow crew member Swankmaster Raw last week, who tweeted that his friend was "recovering" from a "near fatal accident".
Joey Bada$$ Donates $10,000 To His Old High School's Music Program
Joey Bada$$ got famous young; young enough that he didn't get to finish his senior year of high school. While he had to move on early, the Brooklyn rapper certainly had nothing but great memories from Edward R. Murrow High School, as he decided to give back to the institution this week.
Joey Bada$$ Announces "B4.DA.$$" Tour
Joey Bada$$' hotly-anticipated debut album, B4.DA.$$, is supposedly arriving before the end of 2014, and today the Pro Era rapper has announced a tour in support of the project. The 36-date run begins on September 26th, touches cities in both USA and Canada, and ends on November 11th in NYC. Presale begins tomorrow at 10 AM, and you can find all additional ticket info here.