Capital STEEZ AKA “King Steelo”
Courtney “Jamal” Everald Dewar, Jr. was born July 7, 1993 to Jamaican parents in Flatbush, New York. STEEZ went to Edward R. Murrow High School where he met Joey Bada$$ and many other friends.STEEZ (then known as Jay Steez) began rapping in 2009 with his friend Jakk The Rhymer. Together they created the group the 3rd Kind. Their first mixtape was titled “The Yellow Tape”. Also, that year he formed Pro Era with Joey Bada$$ , CJ Fly, and Powers Pleasant. STEEZ was also the founder of the Beast Coast movement which embodied three groups, Flatbush Zombies, Pro Era and The Underachievers. February 2012, A song called “Survival Tactics”, which featured and starred both Joey Bada$$ and Capital STEEZ was uploaded on YouTube, which received positive reviews from many rap outlets, thus gaining Pro Era mainstream fame. Capital STEEZ’s closing verse was named on their list of “25 Of The Best Closing Lines In Rap” by XXL Magazine. Capital STEEZ released his first solo mix-tape, “AmeriKKKan Korruption”, on April 7, 2012 with 14 tracks. The mix-tape has been highly acclaimed since its release.
Capital Steez committed suicide late December 24, 2012. On the night of December 24, 2012, he made his way to the rooftop of the Cinematic Music Group headquarters in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. He texted a few of his closest friends to tell them that he loved them, and at 8:59PM, posted a tweet saying, “The end.” He jumped off the rooftop of the Cinematic Music Group building later that night.