Today In Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Capital STEEZ (July 7, 1993 – December 24, 2012)

On this day, December 24, in hip-hop history… 2012: Two year ago, Brooklyn Native and Pro Era rapper Jamal Dewar a.k.a Capital STEEZ passed away. He was one of the founding members of Pro Era, and one of the prominent faces of Brooklyn's movement Beast Coast (consisting of Pro Era, The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies). STEEZ released his solo project, AmeriKKKan Korruption, on April 7, 2012 producing hits like "Survival Tactics" with Joey Bada$$ and “Free the Robots.” The release date, which is also the seventh day of the fourth month of the year, was in congruence with his fascination with the number 47. A number ...

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