Pro Era Rapper Capital Steez Reportedly Passes Away

Capital Steez—born Jamal Dewar—is reportedly dead in the opening hours of Christmas Eve. He was 19.

Details are still scarce, but Steez tweeting late last night “The End,” which is believed the rapper committed suicide. Joey Bada$$ reacted to the news this morning, confirming Steez’ death with “RIP Capital Steez 7.7.93 – 12.24.2012.”

On December 21, Pro Era released their first compilation mixtape, PEEP: The aPROcalypse. Steez also released his own solo project called AmeriKKKan Koruption and appeared on standout cuts with Bada$$ such as “Survival Tactics” and “Suspect.”

Below, you can read some Twitter reactions from members of the hip-hop community who have just heard about his death. XXL sends out our condolences to his family and friends.

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  • Caleb McClure

    Man…shit…I really wish this weren’t true :( RIP Steez. ProEra

  • Akeem Cinque

    Why couldn’t it have been Lil Wayne? Too many good people leave us. R.I.P STEEZ

    • FOLK103

      shut the fuck up! what have wayne done to die? smh you evil ass just cause u dnt like his music dnt mean he need to die.. fuck outta here you clown

  • Donny D

    It’s really fucked up how he just passed like that..I mean this dude was lyrically chosen to be the next up in Hip Hop! Did he realize how special he was? Joey and him trade rhymes together, I never heard of two friends do that before but that was original..Just doesn’t make any sense at all..Rest In Peace Steez