The inspirational single went platinum in January—a first for Pro Era—and has put an brightened spotlight on the crew, a new level of attention that Powers is more than ready for. This spring the 24-year-old will release his debut LP after years of proving himself to be a top-notch tour DJ for Joey and fellow Beast Coast duo the Underachievers, as well as a talented rising producer.
The project’s lead single “Pull Up” is another potent taste of what Powers has to offer. Featuring ASAP Ferg and Joey, the soon-to-be summer heater has a rugged hook that’s sure to appeal to the streets. Denzel Curry, IDK, Flatbush Zombies, and more will also pop up on the LP, which is sure to be full of heaters.
Powers turned his attention to music and DJ’ing at Edward R. Murrow High School, where he met a like-minded music fanatic in Courtney Jamal Dewar, Jr.—a.k.a. Capital STEEZ. A fan of his precocious rhyming ability, Powers befriended STEEZ and discussed idea of making a hip-hop collective. The two linked up with fellow Edward R. Murrow High School attendee Joey Badass, and a day after a talent show in Fort Greene, Pro Era was born.