Sauce Money Makes His Return With O.G. Producer E-A-Ski (Audio)
One of Jay Z’s oldest right-hand-men is none other than Sauce Money. Another Marcy Projects representative, Sauce notably passed on Roc-A-Fella Records offers (possibly/inadvertently giving Memphis Bleek the rock) in lieu of his own deal, first with Dennis Scott’s Atlantic Records-backed imprint, and later, Priority Records.
While the onetime mid-’90s street sensation never got the acclaim of his fellow “Show & Prove” guests of Big Daddy Kane (Jay, Shyheim, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard), he’s still going strong. Sauce crosses the nation to link with Northern California producer E-A-Ski (Spice-1, Ice Cube, Master P) for “Gangsta.” Ski takes a notably East Coast approach to this beat, punching in the vocal sample over a carefully lifted arrangement. Sauce brings the ’80s-’90s Brooklyn back, and shows that he can still show and prove: