52. East Flatbush Project "Tried By 12" (1996)
Producer: Spencer Bellamy
Label: 10/30 Uproar Records
East Flastbush Project is actually the alias of Spencer Bellamy, a Brooklyn producer who has put out a few records over the years-but none more renowned than "Tried By 12." Most newbies will recognize the beat to this one-hit wonder as the instrumental that was used in the 2011 Shady 2.0 Cipher at the BET Awards. But in 1996 it provided the backing track to a gritty kill-or-be-killed tale told by rapper Des. Where is he now?