Here’s Beanie’s verse from the “Batcave Cypher” off Black Deniro’s Money Is The Mission CD and DVD. As you can see, the full segment will include Gillie The Kid, Cassidy, Freeway and Tone Trump over the BET Cypher beat.
It’s Lupe. It’s Kweli. Hell, even Common nowadays.
There’s a healthy level of pretension with all of those dudes but Sai is the only one who’s actually lived the life most of these thug rappers rap about & decided to turn that into positivity instead just putting that same energy back out there.