Courtesy of XXL, we are able to hear what is likely the last verse 19-year-old Pro Era and Joey Bada$$ affiliate Capital STEEZ recorded before his tragic death December 23, 2012. In it, STEEZ raps about his disdain for modern rappers and their limited subject matter, and makes it clear that he has potential to rise above them all. It's a shame he never got a chance to do that. The verse was recorded for SMTH's mixtape "The SMTH Project."
Despite his untimely death, his legacy lives on in the Beast Coast movement as a whole, with artists like Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers creating some phenomenal music in the last year or so. Many call it a renaissance for New York hip-hop, and much of the credit for this style's resurgence and notoriety can be traced to the Joey Bada$$ song "Survival Tactics," which STEEZ was featured on.