Joining Pro Era (and supporting acts Flatbush ZOMBiES and The Underachievers) on the last leg of their Best Coastal Tour, FADER put together a 16-minute documentary clip that follows the groups from Indianapolis to two sold-out finale shows in New York City.
The way Joey and the Pro Era guys command the stage, seamlessly passing the mic and ad-libbing for each other, you almost forget they’re mostly teenagers. When we met, though, they were playing Marco Polo at the hotel pool. Everyone was sick with something; they had bronchitis or strep or whatever disease you catch when you eat pizza every day and live on an RV with 10 other people. Despite their depressed immune systems, the crew was enamored with life on tour, balancing homesickness—missing their grandmas, bicycles and beds—with their youthful restlessness and thirst for exploration.
While out in Seattle, Joey Bada$$ and company stopped through KUBE 93′s Sunday Night Sound Session to chop it up with DJ Hyphen and J. Moore. During the extended conversation, the crew discussed their background and how they originally came together, how they were put on to the Golden age of hip hop by their families, their ambitions outside of hip hop, their upcoming projects and how artists like Kendrick Lamar and the TDE camp inspire them to progress.
CJ Fly of Pro Era recorded this new track inspired by Capital STEEZ’s thought of Progresive Era being a contradiction to current times and CJ turned “era” into “error” as the basis for this track produced by Cookin’ Soul. #LONGLIVESTEELO.
Another posthumous video from the late Pro Era member, which, while very short in length, showed the spirit Steez and the rest of the Pro Era crew embody. Off the AmeriKKKan Korruption Reloaded mixtape. Peace to mtvU on the premiere. RIP STEEZ.
Peter Rosenberg and Ecko Unltd. bring forth The New York Renaissance mixtape featuring all original music from Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, World’s Fair, Troy Ave, Dyme A Duzin, Smoke DZA, The Kid Daytona, and many more. Stream and download the mixtape after the jump and pick up the special limited edition “New York Renaissance” t-shirt courtesy of Ecko Unltd. which will be available this afternoon.
As usual I got kicked out of some la quinta hotel 4 smokin. Also we introduce u 2 Dirty sanchez & dyemond lewis from Pro Era in this episode. If you smell what the slack is cookin LOL GoodTalk – Jonnyshipes