With his trusty DJ Statik Selektah manning the 1s and 2s, Joey Bada$$ took the stage rocking a pair of formidable combat boots and proceeded to get Terminal 5 lit with "Paper Trail$," "Big Dusty," & "Christ Conscious," three of the best songs on B4.Da.$$. Joey ordered the crowd to “open up the mosh pit." Suddenly, the rest of Pro Era materialized behind him, crouching like some swagged-out orcs wearing ripped jeans and hats with the brim pulled low.
Now that Pro Era had assembled, they launched into posse cut "Hail Razor." The rappers of Pro Era played off each other well, with entertaining call-and-responses and an overall group energy that is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.
Before Pro Era began its final song of the set, Joey Bada$$ delivered a message to the crowd: "I want a zoo. I want madness!! I want the left side of the crowd surfing on top of the right side!!!!"
Statik dropped the beat for "Survival Tactics." The rappers of Pro Era bellowed at the crowd in unison, which is not to say they rapped with equal amounts of swag. The most impressive Pro Era performer was, by far, Joey Bada$$. All eyes were on Joey, snarling, beating his chest, stomping across the stage in his combat boots. He had absolute command of the crowd, as he had the moment he walked out on-stage. Pro Era has no shortage of capable emcees, but Joey is the crew's only true star.