2012 was a buzz-building year for 17-year-old Brooklyn-bred MC Joey Bada$$. From the release of his critically-acclaimed mixtape, 1999, and later Rejex – a collection of tracks that didn’t make the earlier tape – Bada$$, along with the rest of his Pro Era collective, successfully sought to bring back the boom-bap sound and lyrical style of hip-hop’s golden era. All this hard work came to a culmination on December 21 with the release of both the PEEP: The aPROcalypse mixtape, and a Stussy/Pro Era collaborative T-shirt. The limited-edition shirt features the P.E. roster on the back and a photograph of the select few across the front. HYPETRAK TV caught up with Bada$$ and co. at the official launch party for the piece as they made an appearance and held a meet-and-greet for fans inside Stussy’s NYC flagship store. As a tragic side note, this was one of Pro Era’s most prominent member's final public appearance. Nineteen-year-old MC Capital STEEZ passed away only a few days later. Watch the complete conversation above and if you haven’t yet, cop The aPROcalypse tape here. Rest in power Capital STEEZ.
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