Capital STEEZ
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Birth name

Courtney Everald Dewar Jr.

Also known as

Jay Steez


July 7, 1993
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


December 24, 2012 (aged 19)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.


Hip hop



Years active



Cinematic Music Group

Associated acts

The 3rd Kind, Dyme-A-Duzin, Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Uno Hype

Courtney Everald "Jamal" Dewar Jr. (July 7, 1993 - December 24, 2012), better known by his stage name Capital STEEZ, was an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He was the co-founder of the Brooklyn-based hip hop collective Pro Era, along with friends Joey Bada$$, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly. STEEZ was also a founding member of the Beast Coast movement, a loose collective consisting of the groups Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, and The Underachievers.

Dewar first gained significant attention when he featured on the song "Survival Tactics" from Joey Bada$$'s mixtape 1999. He released his debut mixtape, AmeriKKKan Korruption, in 2012, but it failed to garner much acclaim. However, it was selected by MTV as the most overlooked mixtape of 2012,[1] and Dewar was named as a rapper to watch out for in 2013 by HipHopDX.[2]

Dewar was described as a rapper with "a critical mind and a sharp eye for irony".[3] His lyrics were heavily inspired by elements of new age spirituality, Egyptian mysticism, and numerology. Three days after the release of Pro Era's 2012 mixtape P.E.E.P: The aPROcalypse, he committed suicide at the age of nineteen by jumping from a building in Manhattan's Flatiron District.




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