AmeriKKKan Korruption Mixtape "This is how we chill from '93 till...infinity." One of the founding members of the Pro Era crew, STEEZ (along with Pow Pe) actually came up with the name of the group and was one of the most prominent members. His real name was Jamal Dewar and lived in Brooklyn. STEEZ was also the one that introduced one of his partners in rhyme, Joey BADA$$, to MF DOOM’s music in high school. STEEZ was originally part of a little known rap group called The 3rd Kind. He passed on December 24, 2012 at the age of 19, but his soul lives on through his powerful music.