The Good Fight: Powers Pleasant Interviewed
“I mean, I’m a pescatarian, but they have really good fries!” beams Powers Pleasant, admiring the mountain of Nando’s wrappers piling out of the tour bus bin. The Brooklyn native is three shows into a twenty-date tour, DJing for close friend and fellow Pro Era founder Joey Bada$$, where the pair face massive sold out venues across Europe on a nightly basis.
Founded in 2011, Pro Era has grown to become one of the most formidable hip-hop cliques to emerge in the last decade. “In the back of our minds we thought that we were gonna do this and that, and that it was going to be lit,” Powers reflects. “You kinda half believe it, but when it was actually happening we were like ‘Wow, we’re actually doing what we said we would.’ It was incredible!”