Pro Era Songs

  • Futurama Freestyle
    Futurama Freestyle
    We just released our new episode of On The Come Up moments ago, this week featuring Pro Era's CJ Fly. To coincide with his On The Come Up debut, CJ recorded us a little exclusive titled "Futurama," with creaky production from DF. For fans of the TV show "Futurama," you may be disappointed to find out there aren't really any direct references to the show.
  • Aim High
    Aim High
    Here's a new single from Joey Bada$$, "Aim High," courtesy of Scion AV. Though we tend to be wary of branded promotions like this, we can usually trust Scion, and with the help of Jozif Badmon, they've definitely delivered. "Aim High" comes with production from Harry Fraud and Alchemist. Hope y'all got your lighters handy. 
  • Knight Time
    Knight Time
    Kirk Knight announced his debut album this morning, with the cover artwork, release date and title. The Pro Era MC's first solo album is coming out right around Halloween, on October 31st, and with his penchant for dark vibes, not to mention the constant play he does on the homonyms knight/night, this seems pretty appropriate.
  • Vulcan
    In a Pro Era squad that's chock full of prodigious lyricists, Nyck Caution might be the fastest and most furious spitter. After sharing the Joey Bada$$-assisted, Chuck Strangers-produced "World In Your Pocket" last month, he returns today with "Vulcan," a much more unforgiving, high-octane romp. 
  • Dial Tone (Leave A Message)
    Dial Tone (Leave A Message)
    Last we heard from Pro Era's Dirty Sanchez, he was trading bars with the Pro Era affiliate/female rapper Chelsea Reject for "Non-Believers." On Memorial Day, the rapper decides to let loose another one, teaming with another Pro Era member Dyemond Lewis for "Dial Tone (Leave A Message)." With sped-up sample from DJ DNA, the cut is super smooth, helped along by some jazzy horns.
  • Where I'm From
    Where I'm From
    Brooklyn x L.A. collabs aren't too common these days, but there's a definite kinship between Pro Era and Odd Future, committed to the underground as they continue to gain mainstream recognition, proven by A La $ole and Domo Genesis on "Where I'm From." 
  • Homecoming
    Since sharing a remix of Common and Vince Staples' "Kingdom" back in November, Pro Era member Dessy Hinds has remained quiet throughout 2015. Today, he returns with a new track with the crew's elder benefactor, Statik Selektah, in tow. This one's called "Homecoming."
  • Give 'Em
    Give 'Em
    As Pro Era's resident double threat, Kirk Knight has been honing his skills in the booth and behind the boards with a smattering of solo tracks over the past year or two. His last, "Brokeland," was very good, but "Give 'Em" might even be better. 
  • Did U Ever Think
    Did U Ever Think
    Flatbush Zombies are really treating us with their weekly "Day of the Dead" releases. The past few have been consistent heat--with features from grime legend Skepta, Domo Genesis, and A$AP Twelvyy--and "Did U Ever Think" is just as solid. This time, the Zombies don't need to look far from home, finding fellow Flatbush man Issa Gold, part of The Underachievers duo, and Bed Stuy's Joey Bada$$, hot off the release of his debut album.
  • Perception Vs. Reality
    Perception Vs. Reality
    After a successful debut, B4.Da.$$, at the beginning of the year, Joey Bada$$ has been relatively quiet. After hearing a track with Houston's Maxo Kream, we now get a leak of Joey's latest, "Perception Vs. Reality," which is produced by Pro Era crewmate Kirk Knight.  
  • Brokeland
    Pro Era seems to abide by the Puff Daddy ideology of "can't stop, won't stop", because the collective just keeps dropping new tunes. It hasn't even been a month since the release Joey Bada$$'s debut album and already his Pro Era family, Kirk Knight is hitting us with something new of his own. The self-produced record is called "Brokeland" and features adlibs from Wayne "Heirowayne" Harewood and mixing by Nastee. Sounding like something better fit for the mid-90s, "Brokeland" finds the young MC detailing many of the things you can come across in the mean streets of Brooklyn. 
  • The Wind
    The Wind
    Joey Bada$$ is fresh off the release of his debut album B4.DA.$$, and with that project off his plate, Pro Era's go-to producer Chuck Strangers gives fans a little something to get them through the winter months. It's an instrumental which he did when that "blizzard" hit NYC, and as he wrote on Soundcloud, "If you snowed in or just Rollin up, bump to this." So we shall.
  • Curry Chicken
    Curry Chicken
    Joey Bada$$ just dropped his latest song, "Curry Chicken," less than a month before the release of his debut album, B4.DA.$$. The 19 year-old spits over a soulful instrumental melody with his characteristic introspective lyrics and measured pace. It's a funky track, with scratching and a helium voice in the background, but it's solid, nonetheless. 
  • Dope Smoke (CoCo Freestyle)
    Dope Smoke (CoCo Freestyle)
    When it comes to drugs, Pro Era pretty much definitively has one they favor over all others: ganja. Today, one of them, CJ Fly, takes on OT Genasis' coke-fueled anthem "CoCo" and fittingly re-titles his take "Dope Smoke." 
  • Niggas Gotta Eat Tho
    Niggas Gotta Eat Tho
    Chuck Strangers is currently putting together a solo project entitled The Black Kids Are Late to Surf Class... Again, but before that arrives, the Pro Era beatmaker has shared a brief instrumental called "Niggas Gotta Eat Tho" to hold us over.
  • Extortion (Dirty)
    Extortion (Dirty)
    The only glaring absences from Pro Era's otherwise-stellar The Shift EP (released back in May) were the curse words. The EP, released in collaboration with Scion, was presented only in its clean form, with no explicit version being offered as an alternative. Now, Kirk Knight and Dyemond Lewis have linked up to change that, at least for one of the tracks.
  • Kingdom (Remix)
    Kingdom (Remix)
    Common, Vince Staples and, eventually, Jay Electronica's track "Kingdom" has certainly been one of the most powerful hip-hop tracks to have been released all year. With gospel-style backing vocals and lyrics dealing with youth violence, the Nobody's Smiling highlight clearly moved Pro Era's Dessy Hinds, because he's just dropped a remix of the track. 
  • Moneyball
    Following the release of a series of a trailers and one official video, Jared Evan & Statik Selektah's highly-anticipated follow up to Boom Bap & Blues is finally in stores. Subtitled Still Blue, the spiritual successor sports some typically high-quality tracks from two of the most talented men in the industry. Highlighting the tape, however, might just be "Moneyball." Featuring Nyck Caution & Dessy Hinds of Pro Era, this laid-back jam should be just what you need to start your Tuesday off right. Feelin' the track?
  • Get Paid
    Get Paid
    Joey Bada$$ has apparently completed his long-awaited debut album, B4.DA.$$, but it's still without a release date. To hold fans over until it receives one, Joey has shared a choice outtake from the album on his Souncloud today."Get Paid" is the raucous boom bap we've come to expect from Mr. Bada$$, and seeing that it didn't make the cut of the record, expectations should be pretty high for the tracks that did. 
  • Hot Nigga (Freestyle)
    Hot Nigga (Freestyle)
    The hype around Bobby Shmurda's "Hot Nigga" has inspired a wave of freestyles over the instrumental, which is funny, seeing as the Shmurda track was a remix in itself, with the rapper going in over Lloyd Banks' "Jackpot".Either way, it's clearly taken a life of its own, and Pro Era's Dyemond Lewis is the most recent rapper to reinvent the beat, bringing yet another approach to the track, while still keeping things definitively New York.Lewis shouts out both Joey and the late Capital Steez, as well as doing plenty of bragging of his own. Is he next up?