Celebrate for Capital STEEZ. The third annual STEEZ Day Festival is tonight and you can see it right here on Revolt TV and revolt.tv
Expect some surprises on a bill that already includes J.I.D., Jay IDK, AB-Soul, the Underachievers, the A$AP Mob and of course Pro Era. STEEZ, who tragically died by suicide almost five years ago, has had his legacy kept alive by his crew Pro Era and of course by fans discovering his music through the internet.
If you go to YouTube, you can see a 30-minute video of STEEZ freestyling in various places, showing that he truly was one of the nicest up-and-coming MCs at the time he passed away.
“That’s the type of dude he was,” Joey Bada$$ recently told REVOLT TV of his friend and mentor’s penchant for busting out bars. “He’s the type of dude , if we at Rolling Loud backstage, he just start rapping and just form a crowd around him. People would join in. He always challenged us in that way. If we went him, backstage or something, we always knew we had to have our raps ready. He would just out of nowhere ‘uhhhh! Look…’ And just start the shit up. I wish the world got to know him.”
You can absolutely believe that the STEEZ Day Festival will uphold the MCing values and principles of its namesake. The sets will be filled with raw raps.
“When big homie be like ‘rap!!!’ Nigga you gotta rap! You gotta spit. You gotta show out,” Joey thought back to STEEZ putting him and Pro Era on the spot. “To come after him, you nigga you gotta have some shit. That was the challenge. That was the friendly competition aspect of our whole brotherhood. That definitely played a big role in our evolution and progression.”
The STEEZ Day Festival takes place tonight in New York City live from the PlayStation Theater at 8PM.