Joey Bada$$ is a young Brooklyn emcee who was influenced by those who came before him from his region, the same way most young rappers from any region show clear influence from those who came before them in their region.
Joey Bada$$ celebrated his 20th birthday by not only giving fans a free record with "Born Day" but by dropping off his debut album B4.DA.$$. Not many 20-year olds can say they did that, let alone have accomplished as much as Joey has in such a small amount of time.
Chicago's Mick Jenkins and Pro Era's Kirk Knight may hail from different cities and run with different crews, but after they linked up on Jenkins' "Jerome," it was clear that they're birds of a feather. The duo's just announced a joint tour for February. Check out the dates below.
Recently a selfie of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia Obama, went viral after she was seen rocking a Pro Era t-shirt in it. The boys in Pro Era quickly promoted it, and soon enough all the blogs picked it up.
While January 20th marks the release of Pro Era front man Joey Bada$$' solo debut, "B4DA$$", March 2015 will see the release of a collaborative project between Pro Era emcee A La $ole and Brown Bag All-Stars producer/rapper J57.
With B4da$$ a little over two weeks away, Joey Bada$$ received the type of promotion most artists would dream of.
Recently an image hit the internet that showed Malia Obama, the eldest of daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, rocking a Pro Era t-shirt.
Joey Bada$$ just dropped his latest song, "Curry Chicken," less than a month before the release of his debut album, B4.DA.$$. The 19 year-old spits over a soulful instrumental melody with his characteristic introspective lyrics and measured pace.
When it comes to drugs, Pro Era pretty much definitively has one they favor over all others: ganja. Today, one of them, CJ Fly, takes on OT Genasis' coke-fueled anthem "CoCo" and fittingly re-titles his take "Dope Smoke."
Joey Bada$$ 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.
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.
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.