Welcome to the first edition of The Daily Steez. As I said in my intro yesterday, this will be a daily blog covering anything and everything. Enjoy and have a great weekend. Most importantly, #SixersIn7.
Song of the Day:
LUMBERJACK – Tyler, The Creator
Tyler is back and in LUMBERJACK he fuses his OG sound with some of the newer flair of his past few albums. I have always loved the unique sound Tyler (and all of Odd Future) have and this song makes me really excited for his upcoming album.
What makes today special?
June 18th, 1959 – A Federal Court annuls the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration.
Positive Quote of the Day:
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King
What’s in a word?
Some of you might be wondering what Steez means. Well, I honestly have zero idea of the true origins of the word, but can sure as hell give some background as to why it is part of the namesake of this blog. But first, some Urban Dictionary definition(s):
1. Style with ease.
2. Someone’s trademark or own style.
3. General word replacement,(i.e. “thing)
To all of us La Salle baseball alumni, the Steez holds a special place in our hearts for the magical year that was 2015-2016. Credit to Joe Ravert and Joey Monzo here, but my roommates named our house (RIP 5701 N. 21st Street) “The Steez” and it became the go-to party house once the legendary Jawn was taken from us. The Steez ended up becoming basically any house that Joe and I lived in after that, ending with the house we live in now.
Now that we are leaving The Steez v3 at our house in Philly, I felt we had to keep the name alive via this blog. Add steez to your vocabulary. It literally means whatever you want it to.
The first time I ever saw the word Steez used was late rapper Capital Steez, who was the Founder of Pro Era, which is famous for having Joey Bada$$ as one of it’s main talents. He was also the Founder of the Beast Coast movement which started two of my favorite groups, The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies.
Capital Steez passed away in 2012, but his legacy lives on through Joey Bada$$ and the rest of Pro Era and their annual STEEZ Day concert.