It’s been nearly eight years since Pro Era co-founder Capital STEEZ died. And despite the fact fans have heard little of STEEZ posthumously, there remains a small, dedicated cult following engaged with the rapper’s story. The rap group Pro Era stands around in a circle in The Source’s downtown Manhattan office, their young, eager faces … Read moreWhat’s So Special About Capital STEEZ?
(Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images) Attendees marched in support of Black trans lives in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Chicago this weekend. Thousands of protesters gathered outside of Brooklyn Museum and on the Eastern Parkway on Sunday in support of Black trans lives on Sunday. Additional marches took place nationwide in Los Angeles and Chicago. According to … Read moreThousands of Protesters Rallied Nationwide for Black Trans Lives This Weekend
Photo Credit: Prince Hamadi/Beyond 8 #TheLayOut was organized by Emily Anadu, a Brooklyn resident who has lived in Fort Greene for 15 years. The onslaught of videos featuring the inhumane actions of police officers and white Americans have been in the news cycle for roughly two months. This time period has exposed the cruel deaths … Read moreBrooklyn Meet-Up Provides Safe Space for Activists to Rest After Protesting
Photo by Emmanuel Roberts for Kota The Friend Kota The Friend spoke to Okayplayer about pre-gentrified Brooklyn, completing his new album Everything under quarantine, and his hope-heavy presence in the borough’s full-circle rap renaissance. These days, even the simple things require an extra step. Laundry is a germ gauntlet. The grocery store’s an if-needed-only destination. … Read moreBrooklyn Rapper Kota The Friend is Manifesting His Best Life Yet on His New Album ‘Everything’
Photo Credit: FrankvandenBergh/Getty Images As the coronavirus continues to spread, the Brooklyn DA releases a statement regarding low-level offenses following Ohio’s move to possibly release inmates. Hundreds of inmates from the Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland, Ohio could potentially be released due to coronavirus concerns. According to WJHL in Cleveland, judges at the Cuyahoga County … Read moreBrooklyn District Attorney Stops Prosecution of Low-Level Crimes Due to Spread of Coronavirus
Source: Elena Zakharova / EyeEm / Getty Brooklyn Fifth Grader Killed By School Bus Driver A 10-year old elementary school student was fatally struck by a public school bus in Brooklyn on Tuesday and was pronounced dead shortly after. Reports say the girl and her brother were headed to the Achievement First Linden Elementary School … Read moreDevastating: 10-Year Old Brooklyn Girl Struck And Killed By Public School Bus
Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage Pop Smoke was shot and killed by two men who entered his home in the Hollywood Hills. It’s a tragic day in hip-hop. Pop Smoke, the 20-year-old rapper best known for his hit singles “Welcome to the Party” and “Dior” was shot and killed in a home he was staying at … Read moreNas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, & More React to the Death of Brooklyn Rapper Pop Smoke