Philly’s Most Wanted f/ Beanie Sigel – “
Suckas Pt. 2“
from Cross The Border 12″ (Atlantic, 1999)
Beanie Sigel – “
Peep The Steelo“
from Best Of Beanie Sigel Mixtape (1999?)
Beanie Sigel – “
unreleased (roc-a-fella, 1999?)
Just a quick shot about Philly’s finest and one of the hungriest rappers to ever hold a mic. I posted “Suckas Pt. 2″ a few years back, but in cased you missed it, you can hear Mac Mittens murder the now milk carton worthy Philly’s Most Wanted on their own shit. “Peep The Steelo” is another banger off the all too premature Best Of Beanie Sigel mixtape, but the freestyle is the real gem. Short and sweet, beans spits smoother than Jerome on Martin over a 45 king beat. Dude delivers one of my all time favorite nonsequiters in the history of rap with the infamous “ate a million dollars, and shitted four million quarters” line. I believe this track originally appeared on one of those first week six track bonus cds that def jam was tacking on to cds in the late 90s. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Up until recently I don’t think a lot of heads really noticed how dope Beanie is. So I was really glad to see The B-Coming pop up on so many year end lists after the extended critical neglect. Siges has an almost Scarface like appeal in that even when he spits a would be corny line he says it with such emotion that it still sounds dope. (If that Mac & Brad album they were threatening to drop a few years back ever came to fruition my head would explode.) Hopefully his criminal activity or the alleged industry blackballing of Dame Dash doesn’t fuck up his career, because I’m really looking forward to some new shit from him. Rumor has it the G-Unit juggernaut is looking to snatch him up, which might actually be a good look for both parties.
It might just be (post-)roc week here, but I’m not sure how dedicated I am to that concept. We’ll see…