Key Song: Angie Martinez f/ Lil Mo and Sacario

Just a couple of weeks after Jay-Z released The Blueprint and the twin towers fell, rapper Sacario (of both the Upper West Side and Washington Heights) signed a production deal with Angie Martinez. A couple months later, he was signed to Elektra. Sacario was credited with considerable writing credits on Angie Martinez's album Animal House. But it's when he opens his mouth that the Jay-Z comparisons become unavoidable: the tone of his voice and his phrasings are unavoidably Jigga-like. His Wikipedia page, which channels his accomplishments, never once mentions Jay-Z's name. David Drake