OT Genesis’ single “CoCo” has been spreading through cities like wildfire lately having kids in both the burbs and the hood paying homage to the white schedule two narcotic. A few days ago Pro Era’s CJ Fly decided to hit the popular instrumental for pot smokers everywhere, mimicking OT’s style on the track during parts but really infusing that Pro Era sound in his delivery. While the beat is nothing new to anyone the message is a little more relate-able, and Fly really packs this freestyle full of heavy hitting one liners. Hit that play button, cop this for free, and make sure to show some love to CJ Fly and Pro Era on twitter.
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Scion AV ends the wait and finally drops the anticipated tape from Pro Era The Shift, which was released for free to the fans as a part of their Scion Presents series. You’ve probably already heard the two amazing leaks off this tape “Hail Razor” and “Extortion” but literally this whole tape goes off. Which is surprising because even though the tape is five tracks Dirty Sanchez, Rokamouth, CJ Fly, Nyck Caution, A La $ole, Kirk Knight, Dyemond Lewis, Jakk the Rhymer, Dessy Hinds, & Joey Bada$$ (pretty much everybody) kill a beat for just a little underneath eleven minutes to end it all which was titled “Butterflies”. I know most tracks over six minutes are overdone and not bearable, but with Pro Era’s diversity behind the microphone the time just slips away as the crew throws endless bars over a chill ass beat. On this tape you’ll hear some beats from The Era’s very own Kirk Knight, Roka Mouth, Powers Pleasant and Backpack. If you respect real Hip-Hop then this should most definitely be in your music library, just hit that play button and you’ll see what I’m talking about. If you really been enjoying the recent noise from Pro Era lately then make sure to show some support and cop Joey Bada$$’ new tape “B4.DA.$$.” this Fall.
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Pro Era is back at it again. After Kirk Knight and Dyemond Lewis’ “Extortion” which dropped early last week, Scion AV and the NYC rap collective decide to bless the streets again with their newest cut off The Shift. This one was produced by Backpack and unlike the previous release this instrumental is a bit faster paced, with a ghoulish vibe that emits through the speakers. A La $ole, Dessy Hinds, and CJ Fly do come out with equally ferocious, and clever lyricism much like the previous release and prove once again that they’re easily the dirtiest group to come out of Brooklyn in the last decade. The Shift is due out May 27th and the Pro Era clique has a video due out in June so don’t sleep, and make sure to watch out for the uncensored version of these tracks hopefully coming to our library in the very near future.
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Pro Era artist Kirk Knight has teamed up with in-house record label SCion AV for the groups new project The Shift, and a few days ago released this self-produced cut with contributions from Dyemond Lewis. Although the EP is due out on May 27th, like this gem, it will first be a censored release and then hopefully Kirk will let an unedited version go shortly after. Don’t let the lack of colorful language discourage you though, because these two NY artists brought the heat on this one. With the lyrical abilities that we’ve come to expect of any Pro Era affiliate over this mellow, high hat heavy instrumental this free release is absolute gold. Hit that play button one time, turn up the volume just a little bit, and enjoy the sweet sound of Kirk’s newest cut.
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Just a few hours ago Dirty Sanchez and a handful of his Pro Era affiliates join forces again to release a very underground 90s influenced banger. The beat is derived from Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s “Deep Cover” but with a few tweaks from Statik Selektah this instrumental perfectly showcases the gangs raw Brooklyn talent. With this release Sanchez had this to say:
“Steez and myself have been stopped by undercover cops countless times in the past. Yesterday was 4/7 and I got stopped by undercover cops again it was just so syncro that it stopped me from dropping this track. So this spliff I’m smoking as I type this is for you bredrin! Happy late 4/7.”
Late is better than never, and I think Steez would agree that this little gem was worth the wait. Light one up and enjoy the newest cut from Pro Era.
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The Pro Era collective decided to compile all the tracks from their #ProEraWeek last week and drop this really smooth release appropriate for all the love in the air post V-Day. The tracks on this release include tracks from Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Dirty Sanchez, A La $ole, Dyemond Lewis, Dessy Hinds, and a couple more members from this rising Brooklyn rap collective. The production on this tape is exquisite, from start to finish every sound is beautifully crafted and this is definitely something the ladies are going to like. Highly recommending that you guys try downloading the whole tape because I have a feeling you’ll be falling in love with Pro Era’s unique, sophisticated sound. Make sure to watch out for more #ProEraWeek exclusives, and take this opportunity to grab this seven track compilation fo free.