On Tuesday, the first annual Steez Day (in remembrance of Capital Steez) went down in NYC. It’s a day the entire Smokers Club and Pro Era family will never forget.
DeeKnows was on hand to capture the vibe, and oh what a vibe it was:
Hours before the highly anticipated concert was set to kick off there were kids lingering around 72nd & 5th Ave on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside. All were itching to get to the front of what seemed to be the only place to be in the Big Apple on this day: the inaugural Steez Day.
There were sporadic uproars outside of the entrance, the energy was overflowing: the spirit of STEEZ was apparent. On what would have been Steelo’s 22nd birthday, the 1st annual STEEZDAY contained an abundance of performances from the likes of SMTH, 22LOVE, Smoke DZA, Phony PPL, The Underachievers, Flatbush Zombies, & last but not least Joey Bada$$ w/ many special guests in pocket.
Ab-Soul ran out to the stage and performed “Terrorist Threats” & immediately after A$AP Ferg came out and performed his street hits “Work” & “Shabba” which sent the 5,000+ person crowd spiraling into a frenzy. Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg was also on hand handling hosting duties for the evening.
The whole day seemed like a dream. There was a 70% chance of rain for the day but the skies cleared. People poured into the park greeted by a live painting of STEELO being painted by Tone of The WHLGN. Special edition PRO ERA shirts were flying off the racks, drinks were flowing & joints were flowing. The combination made for perfect summer afternoon.
As the evening set in, during the middle of the PRO ERA performance a moment of silence was called and a touching montage of STEEZ was displayed on a jumbotron for all to see. Highlighting STEEZ’s most memorable moments brought everyone in the atmosphere to tears. Following the show chants of STEELO echoed throughout and were followed by an epic encore with Joey Bada$$ performing “Survival Tactics”.
Along with the Pros, many notable friends were in the building such as Cam’ron, ShiestBubz, Yaris Sanchez, Mick Jenkins, Justine Skye, Bodega Bamz, Vashtie & more. The first Steez Day will no doubt go down in history and we can’t wait to remember King Capital next year and beyond!