Joey Bada$$ Freestyles & Speaks on Death of Capital STEEZ (Video)

blame it on Illy January 24, 2013

Joey Bada$$ speaks on the death of late Pro Era member Capital STEEZ for the first time and drops a few bars with a freestyle on Sway In The Morning.

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  • Peekay

    this guy’s great

  • rockwell

    the youth, BIG L reincarnated

  • kiko

    I wish nothing but the best for dude and his fam. His bars is fire!

  • Jordan


    Eminem is/was Big L reincarnated, but nonetheless I see what you’re saying. The kid is nice.

  • marty mcfly

    I’ve often been reminded of Big L by Joey Bada$$, first because obviously they kinda look the same to some degree but yeah musically there is a vibe there that really sounds like some Big L shit. There is a slight difference between the two in style as far as wordplay but sometimes the styles do come off similar. @ Jordan. Big L and Em were both out at the same time so Em is not the reincarnation of anybody. Both artists are from the same era and were poppin around the same time, the late 90s. I cant think if anybody who ever sounded like Em cause he had his own thing going on.

    • Em sounds very reminiscent of masta ace. Am I the only one that thinks Joey sounds more like buckshot?

  • marty mcfly

    It wasn’t just wordplay with Big L, alot of it had to do with his voice and thats why his punchlines sound so hard but if you could imagine a Joey song with L’s voice or vice versa, there is alot of similarity there.


    He sounds a little bit like L, but the style of wordplay is definitely different. L had a lot of straight punchlines, whereas Joey takes words and flips them to give them different meaning (i.e. “Do you really want to test a man/Standing with a New Testament”). He does that a lot on 1999, which I absolutely love.

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  • tradez

    if anything joey reminds me of nas+doom

  • TrueSchoolVince

    JB is the TRUTH! #ProEra!

  • DatGuy


    Eminem is older, and he started rapping first.