LIFE: Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Ab-Soul, The Underachievers, A$AP Ferg & More – First Annual Steez Day

Check out what went down behind-the-scenes as well as at the concert during Pro Era’s first annual STEEZ Day. The festival was established in honor of the collective’s fallen comrade, Capital STEEZ, taking place on July 7, what would have been his 22nd birthday. Watch as friends and family all come together to speak on and perform in celebration of the late great Capital STEEZ.

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NEWS: First Annual Capital Steez Day in New York City – Today 7.7.15

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It’s been 3 years since we lost a kind, old soul and a legend in the making. Capital Steez, aka Courtney “Jamal” Dewar, would have been 22 years old today.

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In honor of his short lived, yet influential life – Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew have organized a major concert today in honor of Steez’s memory – simply titled “Capital Steez Day”. The event takes place at Central Park today.

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MUSE: Salt-N-Pepa

Hometown: Queens, NY

Members: Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Deidra “Spinderella” Roper

 

Before there was Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown and Nicki Minaj, there was Salt-N-Pepa. The female trio from New York took the rap game by storm as the appeared on the scene in 1985.

 

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The band’s debut album, Hot, Cool, & Vicious, sold 1.4 million records due to one of their most popular hits to date, “Push It”.

In the early 90’s, Salt-N-Pepa broke barriers when they rapped about sex just as gritty as their fellow rappers. In 1990, their hit “Let’s Talk About Sex” helped to push their third album, Blacks’ Magic, to gold as they sold 1.6 million albums. “Let’s Talk About Sex” helped to open the conversation about safe sex and AIDS.

With five albums and a Grammy under their belt, Salt-N-Pepa decided to take a break from the music industry in 2002. But now, the trio has come back better than ever. Not only do they continue to pursue their love of music, but the ladies of hip-hop (and their hit “Push It”) are also featured in numerous commercials!

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VIDEO: Joey Bada$$ – “Paper Trail$” (Official Music Video)

Peep the latest from my Cinematic Familia, Joey Bada$$ with his video for “Paper Trails”. It will have you on the edge of your seat! Don’t forget to cop the new debut album, “B4.DA.$$”, Available Everywhere!

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WATCH: Abra – “Roses”

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Okay, I am obsessed with Abra and her many musical references. I stumbled upon this song a few weeks ago and have been playing it non-stop. Then, I found this gem of a video that her and Father just released. I love it and she is just adorbs! What do you think?

For some reason, it gives me 80’s freestyle vibes and reminds me of this song especially at 1:20. If this song did inspire her, I love her even more. She be knowing thangs.

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