Capital Steez Reportedly Dead At Age 19, Joey Bada$$ Reacts

Pro Era's Capital Steez is believed to have died in the opening hours of December 24. Joey Bada$$ confirms the death.

News hit Twitter this morning (December 24) that Pro Era member and Brooklyn, New York emcee Capital Steez has allegedly died in the opening hours of the day. Hip Hop/R&B site CloudMusiq.com has reported the death. After Steez, born Jamal Dewar, tweeted "The end." in the opening hours of the morning, his band-mate Joey Bada$$ confirmed the tragic death, which appears to be self-inflicted, with "RIP Capital Steez 7.7.93 - 12.24.2012."

He also tweeted that he "lost a best friend, a brother, a pro, a partner."

 

Late last week, Pro Era released PEEP: The aPROcalypse mixtape. Capital Steez had released his own AmeriKKKan Koruption tape and made appearances on Joey Bada$$'s heralded 1999 mixtape from earlier this year.

HipHopDX would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of Capital Steez and Pro Era.

136 Comments

  • wtf

    he was younger then me WTF i want to trade spots with him man i can't believe this shit.

  • cam

    damn never heard of him b4 but rip

    • brqandon

      Can someone please explain when steez said he was the baphomet, what did he mean anytime i look "baphomet" up its always associated with "the devil"

  • death2illuminati

    DEATH TO THE 13 ILLUMINATI FAMILIES(ROCKERFELLERS,MORGANS, ROTHCHILDS AND MORE). DEATH TO THE PRIVATE BANKS(FEDERAL RESERVE). WATCH ZEITGEIST FEDERAL RESERVE PART 1 ON YOUTUBE(5MIL+VIEWS MOSTLY THUMBS UP), SEE HOW WE'RE ALL SLAVES TO PAPER MONEY. WE'RE PLAYING THEIR MONOPOLY GAME AND THEY'RE THE ELITISTS BECAUSE THEY CONTROL THE MONEY SUPPLY. THEY BUY INFLUENCIAL ARTISTS TO MAKE MUSIC ABOUT DRUGS,MONEY, VIOLENCE. THEY OFFER THESE ARTISTS MONEY, FAME, WOMEN, ECT. IN RETURN. WATCH "THRIVE MOVEMENT" ON YOUTUBE. SKIP TO 34;00-40;00. SEE HOW WE COULD BE LIVING ON FREE ENERGY INVENTION WITHOUT HAVING TO USE ELECTRICAL POLES FOR ELECTRICITY. THIS ALSO MEANS DEATH TO OIL USE FOR CARS. BUT GUESS WHO DESTROYED THIS INVENTION AND DIDN'T WANT THIS FREE ENERGY INVENTION TO HAPPEN? JP MORGAN. ALSO THE GEORGE'S BUSH'S FATHER HAD A GOVERNMENT RAID TO DESTORY THIS INVENTION. FUCK THE BUSH FAMILIES. FUCK ALL OF THEM. DEATH TO THEM. SPREAD THE WORD. LET EVERYONE KNOW. LET THE MILITARY MEN KNOW. A REVOLUTION CAN HAPPEN. I AM WAITING FOR THIS DAY TO HAPPEN SO I CAN BEAT THE FUCK OUT OF THEM

    • MrCommonSense

      Shut the fuck up and get a life, fucking sheep. Clearly you're too ignorant to move up in the world so you post ridiculous comments accusing successful people of being cult members. They thrive on that shit, it's all an ego thing and a joke. And stop using caps, faggot.

    • BELIVE

      I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH U. SPREAD THE WORD

  • death2illuminati

    DEATH TO THE 13 ILLUMINATI FAMILIES(ROCKERFELLERS,MORGANS, ROTHCHILDS AND MORE). DEATH TO THE PRIVATE BANKS(FEDERAL RESERVE). WATCH ZEITGEIST FEDERAL RESERVE PART 1 ON YOUTUBE(5MIL+VIEWS MOSTLY THUMBS UP), SEE HOW WE'RE ALL SLAVES TO PAPER MONEY. WE'RE PLAYING THEIR MONOPOLY GAME AND THEY'RE THE ELITISTS BECAUSE THEY CONTROL THE MONEY SUPPLY. THEY BUY INFLUENCIAL ARTISTS TO MAKE MUSIC ABOUT DRUGS,MONEY, VIOLENCE. THEY OFFER THESE ARTISTS MONEY, FAME, WOMEN, ECT. IN RETURN. WATCH "THRIVE MOVEMENT" ON YOUTUBE. SKIP TO 34;00-40;00. SEE HOW WE COULD BE LIVING ON FREE ENERGY INVENTION WITHOUT HAVING TO USE ELECTRICAL POLES FOR ELECTRICITY. THIS ALSO MEANS DEATH TO OIL USE FOR CARS. BUT GUESS WHO DESTROYED THIS INVENTION AND DIDN'T WANT THIS FREE ENERGY INVENTION TO HAPPEN? JP MORGAN. ILLUMINTI BITCH ASS NIGGA

  • death2illuminati

    DEATH TO THE 13 ILLUMINATI FAMILIES(ROCKERFELLERS,MORGANS, ROTHCHILDS AND MORE). DEATH TO THE PRIVATE BANKS(FEDERAL RESERVE). WATCH ZEITGEIST FEDERAL RESERVE PART 1 ON YOUTUBE(5MIL+VIEWS MOSTLY THUMBS UP), SEE HOW WE'RE ALL SLAVES TO PAPER MONEY. WE'RE PLAYING THEIR MONOPOLY GAME AND THEY'RE THE ELITISTS BECAUSE THEY CONTROL THE MONEY SUPPLY. THEY BUY INFLUENCIAL ARTISTS TO MAKE MUSIC ABOUT DRUGS,MONEY, VIOLENCE. THEY OFFER THESE ARTISTS MONEY, FAME, WOMEN, ECT. IN RETURN.

  • sun god

    r.i.p steez. there is no evidence that he killed himself, either this dude has access to potassium nitrate and knows where his axillary vein is or he was killed. there is no way any person could kill themselves without knife gun or pills. there is never evidence held back from a suicide, its very simple, yet Police investigators have not disclosed the details of Steezs death

  • StoicMind

    Rip, but based on the tweets from Issa and what I know they all believe in, perhaps he didn't kill himself because he couldn't "take" life, to be honest life seemed pretty good for him, him and his crew is blowing up and he's doing what he loved. I know they believe in the idea of the Christ Consciousness/ Enlightenment and such, in which they view the body as just a vessel and place great importance in the spirit/consciousness. He could have simply felt that his flesh was inhibiting what he truly wanted to achieve, and with him bowing down to the Dark and basphomet who know what that is, I just pray for mercy on his soul.

  • Anonymous

    LOL STUPID AZZ WEAK NIGG@

  • Biggie Smalls

    Don't ya'll worry ill take care of him.

  • Robama

    From the RT's I can find these are the tweets from @ISSA_DASH that are now deleted. - You fucked up bro. No one who loved Steez lose your mind. He did this shit to affect no one else but us. Selfish. As. Fuck. - All he wanted was for you people to listen to him. His ideas, his plans, what he wanted to do. No one wanted to listen. - Anyone feel anyway I'll smack the shit out of any of you because none of you took the time out EVER IN YOUR LIFE to hear him out. - Yall ain't know Steez was bowing to the Dark and The Basphomet. Yall don't know what that man was dabbling in. Told him stop.

  • Anonymous

    only 19... he was a dope mc though. rest in peace

  • A.J. Young

    damn this dude had potential. first heard of him on that survival tactics joint with joey bada$$. R.I.P.

  • MT

    I haven't heard of this guy before, but the only thing I will say is rest in peace and I wish his family all the best at this time of year which will only be filled with pain each time it passes. Enjoy your friends and family all you can in the time you have. Merry Christmas everyone.

  • PROGRESSIVE ERA HUMAN OFFERING

    IT WON'T BE IN VEIN HOMIE. WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN A MOVEMENT SO STRONGLY SOMETIMES YOU WILL SACRIFICE YOUR WELL BEING TO MAKE SURE THAT MOVEMENT FULFILLS ITS PURPOSE. - PRO ERA

  • 2Pac's Ghost

    Merry Christmas to all you niggas tho P.S.: some of you niggas is bitches too!!!

  • Mark G

    By listen to him a lot more I meant, see where his future work would've taken him

  • Mark G

    All I can say is damn... I'm not gonna sit here and act like he was my favorite artist, but I really noticed his potential and wanted to listen to him a lot more. AmeriKKKan Korruption was grade A work along with his features on 1999 and Peep. It's sad seeing him go because he had the talent and potential to give us quality rap albums for years. R.I.P. Capital Steez.

  • TASKFORCE AGENT

    He should have never fixed his lips to speak ill of The Based God. If only he apologized, it wouldn't have ended this way. It didn't have to end like this but he brought it upon himself. Let this be a warning to anyone who thinks they are going to get away with dissing Lil B. Those who insult Lil B suffer THE BASED GODS CURSE just like kreayshawn, soulja boy, asap rocky, lil nico, kevin durant, joe budden and many others have.

  • djsteez

    This is to identical to the whole TDE Alori Joh incident. The whole pro era movement is into that whole third eye astral projection shit. Capital Steez was really deep into it though. Ab-Soul of TDE is into that shit too. See Enter the Void by Joey Bada$$ and Ab-Soul. Anyways both Alori Joh and Capital Steez deaths were supposed suicides. TDE blew up after her death too, so lets see if pro era does the same. If they do it was a sacrifice.

    • dj

      i also believe it was a sacrafice, the same way suge knight sacraficed pac. check out this video of professor griff of public enemy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syyh0-4Gyno

    • Mercy

      I hate it, but I think I might have to agree with you on this. His death is too "convenient". I hate thinking it's a sacrifice but someone always has to die for someone to get ahead.

    • teege

      i agree with you as well brother. if people really looked into the music business they would know about the sacrifices..

    • dj nemesis

      issa dashes tweet seemd like shock, joeys didnt

    • dj nemesis

      i believe you homie...i blieve joey sacrificed homie...he didnt even seem shocked when he tweeted the news "its always hard to lose someone"...issa dash said "i still cant stop crying"

    • Anonymous

      You are genuinely fucking retarded

    • Anonymous

      You're looking way too deep into something that isn't there.

  • Imanni

    I grew up to his music. It's sad to see someone young, gifted, and talented dead. Yo, I'ma continue to listen his music & support.

  • Anonymous

    YOU NIGGAS NEVER KNEW HIM!!! So quit acting like you're sorry cause you're not!!! That fake ass R.I.P. ain't shit to me fuck anybody whoever writes that shit again

    • Ryan Whitehurst

      R.I.P. Capital STEEZ. This man put his music out there to be heard and enjoyed by others whether they knew him or not. Everyone who enjoyed his now shortened career has lost a talented individual, and whether we knew him as you seem to, and we can all grieve for that at least.

    • Anon

      How about youuu.. stfu.

  • Anonymous

    Suicide rates always rise during the holidays it seems. R.I.P

  • Dog

    The mixtape is called 1999 not 1991 btw. RIP Steelo

  • Balal2k13

    Im not on no conspiracy stuff but how we know he wasn't set up. I mean we don't know much of anything yet but in case it was a from a gun. Anybody could of went on his twitter account and set it up to be a suicide. happens a lot but that's just assuming it was from a bullet wound.

  • Yeah....

    Issa Dash from The Underachievers wrote a rant about Steez; mainly pissed that he took his own life (since Pro Era, Underachievers, Flatbush Zombies, and A$AP Mob are all cool with each other). Issa Dash also wrote something like, "He was bowing to the Dark and to The Basphomet, yall ain't no the stuff he was dabbling in. I told him to stop." He deleted the rant tweets though, guess the grief hit him and he realized that his dude was gone.

    • Yeah....

      Shit is pretty crazy, if you look at Steez' background on twitter it's a group pic from his iPhone, the picture is 666 out of 666 in his gallery. When a dude said "No wonder why Issa Dash deleted his tweets", he said that he did it because it really wasn't anybody's business (i'm guessing with the exception of Steez' close friends).

    • Balal2k13

      Word that's deep if true.Cant mess with that Dark stuff. it eventually would make you do so shit like that. I wonder if the rest of the Pro Era members knew about it

  • Shawty Boy

    one less wack nigga in the game talking bout aliens and illuminati nd shit tryna preach. nigga need to get with these party songs have fun roll a molly feel good a summin -SHAWTY "THE MOLLYGOD" BY-

  • Anonymous

    please stop it with the conspiracy therories. The committed suicide. He is not even known nationally. Why wouild NWO kill him. Stop it. Let the man rest. God bless his family

    • eggtree

      lmao cause yall knew the dude and knew what he was feeling on the inside. do you guys actually look at the shit you're writing? that sacrifice shit has got to be the most retarded thing i've heard. maybe dude was just depressed and became suicidal. i swear yall illuminati junkies is some fucking morons.

    • Anonymous

      @Dj nemesis Cosign exactly he didn't seem suicidal before, he seemed aware of the worldly BS, i hope he wasn't a sacrifice, becuz joey been getting some MTV love...

    • dj nemesis

      so your saying its impossible that joey bada$$ got a huge buzz right now an sold his soul an capital steez did it as well an regretted it cuz he felt empty and lost interest in life an killed himself? niggas act like killing yourself is a normal thing "oh he was just crazy" or "he couldnt control it"...naw nigga,sometimes a nigga does something so bad that he regrets so much that he cant live with himself after that

    • Balal2k13

      for real why would they get him. maybe a Jesse Ventura. I hate when people dont know anything about it but speak of it.

  • Anonymous

    People trolling on this post smfh, thats the internet for you. Prolly government agents trying to crucify him so people see him as something negative. That ant happening homie.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe he didnt write "The End" but it is a message from the NWO telling Pro Era its over but its not. This is just the beginning.

  • sad

    this fuckin SUCKS!!! he was soooo dope. the possibilities!! Rest In Progression big homie.ill always bump ur shit

  • TaZzZ

    The body is just the vessel for the soul, and this dudes will live on through his music. Too bad he left us before he could show his true potential. Suicide ir not, you gotta shudder when a young man's life is taken too soon. RIP STEEZ and condolences to his family and the Pro Era crew, he will be greatly missed...

  • Anonymous

    That boy did not kill himself. The truth is about to come out, so stay tuned!!

    • ryan

      @ea: he was supposedly diagnosed with bipolar disorder, making any amount of depression entirely possible. even if he wasn't though, i know that i seem like one of the happiest dudes around sometimes but there are other times where i feel like real shit, hardcore. i'm just sayin, don't rule it out that the guy wasn't a "normal person" or entirely there.

    • ea

      listen to his music. all positive, all about the future and about being in it..bars about being 21 and killing it in a champaign range rover with j-roller... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AygrpTCLJHo this sound like a kid messing around with any kind of darkside..or wanted to die?? NO SIR. you can not say that...

    • ea

      that is what im sayin

  • somecollegekid

    I think it's absolutely sick that people are actually out here calling this kid a coward for killing himself and saying they have no respect for him? I don't think you honestly understand what someone has to be going through to do something like that to themselves. You don't understand the type of pain somebody has to go through before they become too numb to function and eventually decide to get out of a bad situation by those means. You do not know or understand anything about him, his life, and his personal struggle, and people like you that trivialize his problems by calling him selfish or a coward are part of the reason people go through struggles like that. It's selfish of you to decide who or what somebody else is/was, especially if you don't know them personally, and it's disrespectful for you to say something like that about somebody who is no longer living.

  • Manny05x

    this is very sad i dont think these kids understand how big they are to hip hop right now i jus got the tape that dropped u aint have to do that bro this is bigger than you RIP may the pro era continue to make hip hop great joey u a bad ass mc

  • JONJON

    I feel people on suicide is a selfish act. But the kid was 19 focking years old. He was a kid. It's fucking sad. Even tho his raps were grown folks music, doesn't mean his mentality was. He was a kid that took his life. He wasn't some man with a wife and kids. It's a shame, and I think everyone bad mouthing him needs to wake up. We're talking about a kid here.

  • anonymous

    suicide is for cowards real talk

  • dev

    "Capital Steez had released his own AmeriKKKan Koruption tape and made appearances on Joey Bada$$'s heralded 1991 mixtape from earlier this year." It's 1999 not 1991, fix it. RIP CAPITALSTEEZ!!!

  • Anonymous

    i dont have sympathy for selfish niggas who commit suicide for attention. he did this shit on christmas eve after tweeting about it smfh

  • 50 Cent

    One less bitch nigga that couldn't handle life. R.I.P.

    • real talk

      It's not about trolling... Any person that commits suicide is a coward!!! Straight up! Oh you couldn't handle what life was throwing at you?? What about people who got life threatening diseases, or on life-support that's fighting to Live. If you still free ain't nothing in the world that should make you want to take your own life! Especially, when ANYBODY in America can start a new life somewhere else.

    • Anonymous

      then maybe these two last anonymouses should show some human decency too

    • Anonymous

      Fucking scum like you dont even derserve to live.

    • Anonymous

      You're a piece of shit.

    • musiclover

      wrong post to troll on my friend, try to have a shred of human decency.

  • Anonymous

    Im a fan, but i never feel sorry for those who commit suicide.

    • Anon

      Not everybody can handle their emotions and feelings. I feel sorry for the loss of a potentially great talent, he could've been one of the top emcees out there.

  • Anonymous

    Man, im literally crying right now. fuck why do always the good die young and the assholes live forever

  • Anonymous

    Sad to hear the young man passed away. My prayers goes out to his family.

  • dunno

    I DONT KNOW WHY BUT I GET THE FEELING THIS COULD BE A HOAX

  • Anonymous

    Shit dont seem right. Same type of shit happened to that one TDE artist. Its like every group that is good for Hip Hop and has talent ends up with some one dying fro "overdose" or "suicide". Shits sick. I hope there is nothing else to these stories. Pro Era has to keep on though. We need them.

  • Anonymous

    THATS WHAT HE GETS FOR HATING ON LIL B THE BASED GOD. HE THOUGHT HE GOT AWAY FROM THE BASED GOD'S CURSE WITHOUT APOLOGIZING BUT HE WAS WRONG AND HAD TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES SMH WHEN WILL THEY LEARN? #THEBASEDGODSCURSE

  • Anonymous

    wow thats sad. RIP

  • Anonymous

    DX editors on cocaine. "1991" foh

  • Anonymous

    i have a feeling Joey and some of pro era guys knew it was gonna happen...

  • anonymous

    The mixtape is 1999. LongLiveSteelo

  • J Ibarra

    Fuckin Illuminati yo.

  • Anonymous

    too bad in today's society artist like Trinidad James get more recognition then artist like Capital Steez smh. r.i.p.

  • Anonymous

    shoulda been chief keef

  • Anonymous

    http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/singles/id.23198/title.joey-bada-capital-steez-cj-fly-like-water this is great song

  • Anonymous

    damn...I fucked with his music too, seemed like a cool ass du. RIP

  • Vern

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcmR8DxuHBA Make this shit go viral in honour of the young wonderfully potential MC that is Capital STEEZE man.. That song is just so REAL and MEANINGFULL man. R.I.P. Capital STEEZE

  • Anonymous

    thats horrible! right after the pro era tape mixtape comes out RIP! condolences to family and friends this christmas

  • Anonymous

    r.i.p capital steez the 1999 mitape wouldnt be the same without you

  • Anonymous

    Afraid to say it was suicide. I honestly don't know what the fuck to say about this, i was with homie just yesterday smoking trees and planning our video together.

  • Devin

    Sad day for hip hop, the good die young, May your soul rest in peace.

  • clefsulk

    Some people report that it was a suicide, but I can't believe that. On the creative and economical side the future was looking bright for him. I wonder what was going on on his mind and what made him do that..

  • Dmitry

    what a damn tragedy should smoke 1 for young soul btw 1999 instead of 1991 obviously

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