Rising rapper Capital Steez, real name Jamal Dewar, died of a suspected suicide on Christmas Eve (24Dec), 2012, and his friend Joey Bada$$, also a member of New York-based collective Pro Era, wants to honour his legacy with the first annual Steez Day Festival in July (15).

The event will be part of New York City's SummerStage series in Central Park and feature performances from Bada$$ and Pro Era, as well as hip-hop artists Flatbush Zombies, the Underachievers, Smoke DZA, and Phony PPL.

Proceeds from all tickets sold for the 7 July (15) event will be donated to Dewar's family.