Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era’s Beast Coastal Tour (FADER Documentary)

blame it on Shake May 23, 2013

Joining Pro Era (and supporting acts Flatbush ZOMBiES and The Underachievers) on the last leg of their Best Coastal Tour, FADER put together a 16-minute documentary clip that follows the groups from Indianapolis to two sold-out finale shows in New York City.

The way Joey and the Pro Era guys command the stage, seamlessly passing the mic and ad-libbing for each other, you almost forget they’re mostly teenagers. When we met, though, they were playing Marco Polo at the hotel pool. Everyone was sick with something; they had bronchitis or strep or whatever disease you catch when you eat pizza every day and live on an RV with 10 other people. Despite their depressed immune systems, the crew was enamored with life on tour, balancing homesickness—missing their grandmas, bicycles and beds—with their youthful restlessness and thirst for exploration.

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