LISTEN: The Roots f/ Dice Raw & Beanie Sigel "Adrenaline!" (1999) LYRIC: "Used to cop off my man, now I'm supplyin' him/Paid the front-row seat watchin' Iverson/First-class air crafts what I'm flyin' in/To L.A., Shaq, Eddie, Kobe Bryant and them/Save the jokes for Chris Tucker, Richard Pryor and them/Used to shotgun in cars, now I'm drivin' 'em." (Beanie Sigel)
COMPLEX SAYS: OK, it's a simple name-check and not much of a reference (word to Eddie Jones). But the verse as a whole? It was the first time most of us heard the Broad Street Bully spit and his savage rhyme patterns left us in awe.