Capital Steez dead at 19
2012-12-24 by Askar S Imam | 61 Comments

New York rapper, Capital STEEZ, took his own life in the early hours of Dec. 24. Shortly after midnight, STEEZ, real name Jamal Dewar, send out a message on his twitter: "The End" and committed suicide hours after; he was 19. Fellow Pro Era member Joey Bada$$ verified the sad news on his twitter later in the day. The exact details behind his death have not been confirmed yet.

Both the rappers, along with the rest of the Pro Era group, had just released their mixtape PEEP: The aPROcalypse on Dec 21.


http://www.billboard.com/column/the-juice/rapper-capital-steez-of-pro-era-dead-at-1008060982.story

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CrownOfMagnets
December 25th 2012

2231 Comments


Holy shit he ruined Xmas for his family... Really fucked up when you think about it

RosaParks
December 25th 2012

14592 Comments


that's really sad. I can relate to the place that he was in emotionally. Still a selfish act no matter how you view it.

RIP

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 25th 2012

49758 Comments


His life, he can do what he wants

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DallyLama
December 25th 2012

1064 Comments


oh no, what shall we do.

dick mode off: pretty sad man

RosaParks
December 25th 2012

14592 Comments


"His life, he can do what he wants"

pretty much the definition of selfish yea

BallsToTheWall
December 25th 2012

44164 Comments


Ryan Freel just offed himself too. RIP

XingKing
December 25th 2012

10010 Comments


There has been an excess of fucked up shit this past month.

baldymort
December 25th 2012

742 Comments


19...fuck sake. Shitty news. He had some dope tracks out.

shrek
December 25th 2012

125 Comments


Found out about this earlier today and thought it was a joke at first or something, really sucks. R.I.P.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 25th 2012

49758 Comments


your name and avatar really aren't appropriate for this news story

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 25th 2012

49758 Comments


my avatar is looking at shrek like "come on man"

RosaParks
December 25th 2012

14592 Comments


shrek has feels too

BallsToTheWall
December 25th 2012

44164 Comments


LEAVE SHREK ALONE

shrek
December 25th 2012

125 Comments


i'm tryna mourn over here

KjSwantko
December 25th 2012

9048 Comments


Anybody know what he was distraught over?

RIP.

lyzakthellama
December 25th 2012

1684 Comments


so many musicians have died recently shit

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
December 25th 2012

9033 Comments


Not being as good as Joey Bada$$
Joking aside, RIP. Shouts out to his family who has Christmas ruined forever.

VanitySeason
December 25th 2012

396 Comments


@shrek
i can't help but read all of your comments in shrek's voice

someguest
December 25th 2012

20233 Comments


It's sad.

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oltnabrick
December 25th 2012

30052 Comments


i can't help but read all of your comments in shrek's voice [2]

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dimsim3478
December 25th 2012

4716 Comments


There has been an excess of fucked up shit this past month. [2]

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trytorememberforget
December 25th 2012

66 Comments


this fucking sucks, 2nd best PRO ERA member behind joey bada$$

simonpettersen
December 25th 2012

272 Comments


Selfish or now, it's a fucking tragedy no matter what.

Kris.
December 25th 2012

12145 Comments


not really
dude felt like dying
decided to die

got what he wanted



"tragedy" is thrown around way too often

auberginedreams
December 25th 2012

5983 Comments


it's a tragedy for the family obviously.

Kris.
December 25th 2012

12145 Comments


oh aubery

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 25th 2012

5896 Comments


My god he was so young... RIP

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Kyyzen
December 25th 2012

190 Comments


@Uhhkris I'm sure that's what a mentally unhealthy person really wanted... .. prick


Definitely a tragedy for his family =/ RIP

henryChinaski
December 25th 2012

2680 Comments


Wow...
RIP

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lucasjcockcroft
December 25th 2012

3702 Comments


he didn't want to live anymore, so he stopped living
its sad, but maybe hes happier now

808muzik
December 25th 2012

931 Comments


Shit, Pro Era about to blow the fuck up how bad could his life have been?

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Captain North
December 25th 2012

6768 Comments


Yeah I was 19 when I tried to do that. Sympathies for his family and close friends

TheFifthEye
December 25th 2012

121 Comments


Fucking dumbass.

TenSecondsToThink
December 25th 2012

1204 Comments


Wow, you must be the dumbest people on earth to think suicide is selfish. If you feel so much pain
that you actually have the need to do it then the people that seemingly loved you or cared for you did
a
incredibly bad job at it and if they didn't they cared about someone that's a huge dickface and why
would you care about him then? Whoops, that last sentence came out a bit weird.

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TRMshadow
December 25th 2012

4982 Comments


That's stupid TenSeconds, suicide is undeniably selfish. RIP

sspedding
December 25th 2012

4751 Comments


very sad. RIP

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
December 25th 2012

13382 Comments


The worst part is that suicidal feelings are just temporary, and there is always help available. It's
so sad that he won't be able to look back at this period in his life and, in retrospect, be so happy
that he didn't end it all.

RIP

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FearThyEvil
December 25th 2012

12190 Comments


Never heard of this guy but this is pretty sad. R.I.P.

OneMoreRoland
December 25th 2012

1050 Comments


People get crazy during the holidays.

elephantREVOLUTION
December 25th 2012

2730 Comments


that really sucks. he had a lot of potential. and it's weird that i just listened to his mixtape for the first time last week

ZombieParty
December 25th 2012

347 Comments


Sad news 19 is very young RIP

Spec
December 25th 2012

27051 Comments


That's really sad.

NoMeansYes
December 25th 2012

1012 Comments


one less rapper/New Yorker, one happier me.

trytorememberforget
December 25th 2012

66 Comments


^piece of shit

J0ckstrapsFTW
December 25th 2012

3652 Comments


"one less rapper/New Yorker, one happier me."

Wow ur a fucking asshole

someguest
December 25th 2012

20233 Comments


who u callin' a fuckin asshole, u fuckin' asshole?

Spec
December 25th 2012

27051 Comments


Lol.

Xplisit
December 25th 2012

1646 Comments


damn dude thats edgy

auberginedreams
December 25th 2012

5983 Comments


who's comments got deleted? or did andcas pull a fight club?

Ignimbrite
December 25th 2012

5292 Comments


"His life, he can do what he wants"

maybe, but it's still a major dick move to do this to your loved ones.

Spec
December 25th 2012

27051 Comments


It is.

InFiction
December 25th 2012

3638 Comments


Really tragic. Way too young.

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J0ckstrapsFTW
December 25th 2012

3652 Comments


"who u callin' a fuckin asshole, u fuckin' asshole?"

That guy you dipshit

Torii
December 25th 2012

805 Comments


"one less rapper/New Yorker, one happier me."

die

someguest
December 25th 2012

20233 Comments


That guy you dipshit


you missed the new yorker joke ya bum

Captain North
December 25th 2012

6768 Comments


So many fucking shitheads itt

Suicide and depression are stigmatized enough as it is.

North0House2
December 26th 2012

5800 Comments


Horrible news.

Don't even know this guy's music. Chances are, I'd hate it since it's rap. But still... Being the same age that's just heavy. I've known/been close to people who have died this way. It's hard.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 26th 2012

30863 Comments


I can remove yours as well if ya want haha

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TenSecondsToThink
December 28th 2012

1204 Comments


@TRMshadow and anyone else calling suicide selfish
I didn't find a clear argument myself but I completely agree with this:

"Suicide is a desperate act by someone who is in intense pain and wants their pain to stop. That is a HUMAN response to extreme pain, not a selfish one. And over 90 percent of the people who die by suicide have a mental illness at the time of their death, so they are not thinking clearly.

Saying that a person who had severe clinical depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or a similar illness was engaging in an act of selfishness when they died by suicide – even though their thought process, mood, and judgment were greatly affected by their mental illness – is not only inaccurate, but downright cruel, to both the suicide angel and the suicide survivors."

Maybe you have at some point thought about suicide and your way to go would have been selfish but a normal person that is just in a bad mood and fed up with things won't just kill themselves, and definitely not to hurt others and say, there you go, now I killed myself because of you. Or maybe those cases exist but it's not the majority.

Captain North
December 28th 2012

6768 Comments


^exactly. Vast majority of people who commit (or try to) wholly believe that what they're doing is for everyone's betterment, that theyre a burden and people will be able to move on without them dragging them down. Now I'm not saying they're correct in thinking that, but don't call them selfish for it.

Gwyn.
November 28th 2013

14858 Comments


Capital Steez's death explained here:

http://www.thefader.com/2013/11/26/capital-steez-king-capital/


Long article, but a fantastic read.

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