Producer: Erick Sermon
Album: Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam


Named after Quentin Tarantino's classic 1992 flick,”Reservoir Dogs,” much like the movie, featured a rogue six man unit—all talented in their own right—but sans the suits and color coordinated names. These were six of the East Coast's brightest up-and-coming talents and each pulled their own weight over Erick Sermon's flip of The Shaft theme.

It's also worth mentioning that “Reservoir Dogs” was Beanie Sigel's first major label appearance and his debut to the world. And oh yeah, Jay threatened to pop your Grandma, then pop up in Atlanta—that has to count for something.