By Josiah HughesA frequent Joey Bada$$ collaborator and member of the rising New York rap crew Pro Era, Capital Steez (born Jamal Dewar) has passed away at the age of 19.
According to various reports, Dewar committed suicide last night (December 23). Before he did, he left a harrowing message on Twitter that simply read, "The end."
Joey Bada$$ responded to the news on his own Twitter, writing, "This unfortunate xmas eve.. Lost a best friend, a brother, a pro, a partner. Letting go is never easy.. May ur soul rest in peace Jamal.." Later, he added, "part of me still doesn't believe this."
Capital Steez most recently appeared on the group's PEEP: the aPROcalypse mixtape.