DC26 – #LongLiveSteelo: Top 5 Capital STEEZ Verses of All Time Lyrics

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To pay homage to the late Capital STEEZ, I compiled the top 5 verses of his career. Noted for their lyrical level and new-age thinking, these verses demonstrate his greatness. Appreciate the talent and pay respect to his memory:


5. Like Water: 1st Verse

STEEZ has the first verse on this 1990's influenced beat, definitely something everybody can vibe to. The verse starts off comparing the crew to early slaves coming to America, a harsh but typical STEEZ move. He also talks about his third eye, how Pro Era is running the game, and how, (ironically), he said he would be back. The wordplay manages to grab the listener, as well as the themes you don't commonly hear in rap today. The bars STEEZ delivered turned out to be one of his final verses released just as he passed. This song was later remixed by Statik Selektah the day STEEZ died to pay tribute to him


4. Apex: 1st Verse

STEEZ shows us who the real predator in the rap game is with this verse. A fitting outro to his mixtape, STEEZ goes in on a solo verse laid down on a Kirk Knight beat, and he murders it. While attacking the government, addressing his love for women and weed, as well as his spiritual beliefs, STEEZ manages to provide a hard, solid verse that will last through time. The music video was released after his death, as he is seen with his Pro Era crew running through the New York Subway system


3. Killuminati: 2nd Verse

One of the notable collaborations between the two friends, Killuminati is based off of the 2Pac track. While Joey delivers a solid verse, STEEZ helps bring it together. STEEZ uses his lyrical prowess to go over the top on this track. While bragging about his rhyming skill, he is still able to maintain a message throughout the track of America's corruption on the streets. Delivering word gems almost every single bar, he's able to make this record a hit. There was later a second part made after STEEZ's death, with no verse from him


2. Free The Robots: 1st AND 2nd Verse

Before starting, I'd like to say these are two top verses and that having two from the same song would limit diversity. After consideration, I said fuck it, he deserves it, it's really the best solo track of his career. STEEZ raps about the corruption, ("KKKorruption" if you will), of society, and even addresses New York, America, Osama Bin Laden, the street life, and the Illuminati. STEEZ shows what he can do with these real-life concepts, even though it's not as lyrical as many of his other tracks he has had. It remains with people because of the courage he had to touch on all of these things, to not be held down by society, conform or stay silent. This track lives on with King Capital's memory


1. Survival Tactics: 2nd Verse

Ladies and gentlemen, it's all lead up to this verse. This song launched both of them into the rap game's spotlight. Joey went and did his part. They both brought arguably the best verses of their entire career to date. But STEEZ gives us a gem to last. Lyrical bomb after lyrical bomb, the doomsday, end-is-near wordplay, the societal commentary, and that one quote everyone says after they get done listening to it. STEEZ called out people, other rappers, and even Obama. The violence is all in the meaning of getting his ultimate point across: he's here for the greater good. To point out what's wrong and fix it, whether peacefully or with a little bit of edge (or revolution!). The pace and intensity of the beat, which matches his flow, feels upbeat and energized, despite the heavy subject matter

Today we pay respect to the memory of a very talented artist who gave us many amazing verses in his short time. Our hearts go out to the Pros. #LongLiveSteelo

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