Just a few days ago Brooklyn newcomer Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew were celebrating the release of their PEEP: The aPROcalypse mixtape but the sudden death of 19-year-old Capital STEEZ, a close friend and crew member, has caused devastation. Although details have not been confirmed, STEEZ wrote his final tweet “The End” just before midnight on Sunday (December 23), pointing to suicide as the possible cause of death. Fans of the rapper have flooded Twitter with goodbyes and an outpouring of kind words.
Joey Badass confirmed the news that STEEZ was dead with this heartbreaking tweet early Sunday morning (December 24). “This unfortunate xmas eve.. Lost a best friend, a brother, a pro, a partner. Letting go is never easy.. May ur soul rest in peace Jamal..,” he wrote. “RIP CAPITAL STEEZ!!! 7.7.93 – 12.24.12.”
Fans say goodbye to Capital STEEZ:
@EF_DOOM R.I.P. Capital STEEZ
@YoHypeKills That’s crazy that Capital Steez died. Met the dude at UBIQ before sneaker pimps and he was the nicest guy out of the group! #RIP
@MarcCalado RIP CAPITAL STEEZ, may you be remembered through your music.
@ichikorokoroko R.I.P. Capital STEEZ. Hip-hop lost a great today, way too early.. His friends and family lost more, our thoughts are with them #proera
@CourttDenise Rest in paradise to a beautiful soul and musical mastermind @CapitalSTEEZ_ ????
@MightyBeardo Damn, Rest In Peace Capital Steez.
@josh_bozec Rip capital steez, he was tight
@SmokersclubG Bumping Capital Steez all day, dude was a beast at the lyrics. #RIP
@MickeyBee42 RIP Capital STEEZ, man…
@JakeRench RIP Capital STEEZ. Way to young & talented to die.
@smokie_da_berr R.I.P capital steez it’s a f—ed up world and you in a better place
@stevenpizza RIP Capital Steez from ProEra, a great part of a great movement in hip hop music
@GreatestAnti @CapitalSTEEZ_ you’re trending worldwide man, all of use loved you. Honestly wished I could prevent this
@maryjanemane Was just talking about Capital Steez yesterday. Can’t believe he won’t be around anymore, WOW
@4beez23 R.I.P. to Capital Steez. One of my favorite people in music with one of my favorite groups.
@matizvsk Wow Capital STEEZ’s verse on Survival Tactics was one of my favorite on 1999
@Beantown_Baller I really hope Capital Steez didnt take his own life RIP
MTV News reached out to the NYPD, but at press time they could not release any information surrounding the incident.