Pro Era kick off the new year with a promising EP titled 22 from Nyck Caution. If you follow Pro Era you’ll know him, but if not, you should definitely give him a listen. The tracks display a gritty series of verses from the crew accompanied by guest verses from Desmond Lewis, Denzel Curry, and of course Joey Bada$$ showing impressive technique and lots of emotion. In Joey’s verse on “What’s Understood,” a bit of frustration show from the NYC rapper, bringing out one of his better verses we’ve heard in a while. The highlight, however, is the growth we’re seeing in the rest of Pro Era. After several stints on tour, these MCs seem to have matured as a group. Hopefully soon we’ll see some more impressive stuff that can rival 1999 and Summer Knights.