The Broad Street bully was the animal of the group. Despite never releasing a platinum album, Beans’ gritty lyricism was always appreciated. Despite being locked up, Beans released several albums, but none were able to trigger a pulse on Billboard. In 2014, he was shot at his home in Jersey, but he managed to come out ok. Last we heard from Beans was his verse on Pusha T’s “Keeping Dealing,” just a few months ago.
Kanye was the one artist that continued to crescendo despite the label’s fall-out. Instead of siding with Dame, the man who believed in his artistry, Ye went along with JAY Z. That was the smartest move for Ye as he became a bonafide star with a myriad of singles. His influence on the culture comes second to none. His new album, which is still without a name, will drop this month.
At first, many thought Memphis Bleek would segue into the role of Scottie Pippen to Hov’s Jordan. Though commercial success never materialized for Bleek, he remains hungry on the music front. He is slated to release his new project, The Process later this year. He also serves as JAY’s right hand over at Roc Nation.