Pro Era Family Tree: Meet The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Crew Spearheaded By Joey Bada$$

Chuck Strangers

Name: Chuck Strangers
Twitter: @Chuck_Strangers
Age: 22
Role: Producer/Rapper
Bio: Amidst the MF DOOM and Lord Finesse beats that made up the backbone of 1999 came the emergence of Chuck Strangers, whose production sets the tone in the first track and peaks with “FromDaTomb$,” which features a hilarious verse from him as well. Much more a producer than a rapper, Chuck also put together the spacy beat behind The aPROcalypse’s “Wrecord Out,” the reggae jam of Summer Knights’ “My Yout,” the classic head-nodding feel of “Satellite” and the swirling, reverb-heavy “Reign.” He also manned the boards behind the jazz-based “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt” collaboration between Joey and Action Bronson for the 2013 XXL Freshman mixtape. As he continues producing, his beats keep getting more complex and atmospheric, though he also claims he’s got other tricks up his sleeve outside the Joey-spearheaded boom-bap renaissance.
Best Lyric: “Life been getting better
Since they heard about the Era
They say Chuckie got beats, but his bars can be better
Well if you gonna suck my dick, make it wetter”
—”F A Rap Critic”
Best Beat:  “FromDaTomb$,” at least for now.

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  • Gazaunga

    RIP Capital Steez

    • rdx

      he was the best one in this group

      • Tanvir Ofwgkta

        shut up faggot

        • Thulani Xulu

          joey has a really nice flow.i respect steez but they are on same level with joey.R.I.P Steelo

  • M

    STEEZ was the leader, when they gonna get that shit right.

    • Doug Linares

      Joey Bada$$ and Capital STEEZ are the the leaders, get that shit right dickhead.

    • datnikkadatkilledu

      nooo Bada$$ always was the boss and leader fuck out of here why you mad?

      • Matt

        Capital STEEZ was the one who had the idea to create Pro Era..Survival Tactics was HIS IDEA how was Joey always the boss? Get your facts straight.

  • Lucky Luke

    you forgot Godmind with Ak.

  • Baphomet

    not one mention of STEEZ? considering BEASTCOAST was his idea, and being one of pro eras 4 forming members? And Badass burst on the scene with survival tactics with STEEZ which brought them to a new level of recognition. get your shit straight or don’t say nothin!!

  • Baphomet

    I’m talking about the main introduction page, it wasn’t the mixtape 1999 that got the hype, it was that single that ended up being on it

  • Doug Linares

    yo you know STEEZ had a mixtape out. plus these aint even half smh fans know way more than dumbass bloggers. GTFO MAKE A BETTER ONE OR DELETE THIS ONE CAUSE YALL GOING TO RECEIVE HATE.

  • King L

    Definitely wasn’t his best lyric, why doesn’t this page even mention AmeriKKKan korruption?

    R.I.P Steez

  • datnikkadatkilledu

    Joey Bada$$ is the best. fuck you butt hurt KIng cap steez fans. whether ya like it or not joey is forever the boss and and leader of the pro era. fuck ya haters fuck ya.

    • listenfool

      bro why so fckn negative if u dont believe STEEZ was the best then go tell joey because even joey/all the beast coast members said he was the best in the whole movement (fact)

  • ilove

    how about theres is no leader its a group with equal power on the decisions that they make

  • CapSteez

    Why not mention AmeriKKKan Korruption from STEEZ and The Pursuit V.1 from Nick Caution? Both mixtapes are sublime.