I stumbled across this record while looking for another Sauce Money song from the 1990s and while this one dropped two years ago, the bars on this thing are absolutely vicious. There’s nothing more frustrating than a rapper who’s nice enough to sit back and collect residuals from ghostwriting gigs but who’s still hungry enough to drop an excellent record every couple of years. Give us an album, Sauce Muthafuckin’!
Sauce Money has always been one of my favorite MCs who refuse to put out a consistent body of work, but whose classic appearances on Jay-Z and others’ records, not to mention his prolific ghost-writing career, make him hard not to mention as one of the nicest to ever do it. Sleep if you want to. “Against The Grain” was a DJ Premier-produced cut from the slept-on Soul In The Hole soundtrack.
In case you thought the veteran was retired, check out this loosie from a year ago, flooded with gems just to remind you how nice an MC Sauce still is after all these years. Sauce…please give us an EP or something.
Stumbled across this “rare unreleased” track from a young Jay-Z along with former mentor Jaz and Sauce Money. This sound is definitely something I miss in hip-hop, with the jazz sample clashing just right with the rapid fire energy the MCs bring to it.
This isn’t the best quality for some reason, but I’m glad to hear Sauce Money putting in work. Check it out.