In Case You’ve Been Missing…Sauce Money

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    <p><strong>Name</strong>: Sauce Money</p><p><strong>Where You Find Him:</strong> Follow Sauce on Twitter (<a href="http://www.twitter.com/saucemoney">@SauceMoney</a>) and <a href="http://www.myspace.com/saucedinero">MySpace</a>.</p> <p><strong>What You Might Know Him For And Why You Could’ve Cared</strong>: The Brooklyn native emerged in the game with Jay-Z in the ’90s, becoming a day-one member to the Roc-A-Fella clique. Together the two would collaborate on gems like “Show and Prove,” “Bring It On” (off Jigga’s magnum opus <em>Reasonable Doubt</em>), “Face Off,” “Reservoir Dogs” and several others. On the mic, the Marcy Projects product was sharp as a blade with the wordplay—offering a blanket of witty punchlines and impressive fluid cadence.</p>
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    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bpMpjrxNhB4?version=3&hl=en_US"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/bpMpjrxNhB4?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/></object><p>On the latter track off Jigga’s 1998 breakthrough release, <em>Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life</em>, which would also be Sauce’s last appearance on a Jay project, he delivers his signature poised flow while spitting out contentious lines like “<em>Murder the whole month of April nigga, just to take May off/Run with more Germans than Adolf, you light crews/Now I concentrate on your camp, like Jews.</em>”</p><p>Because of his ability to impress hip-hop heads on the mic, Sauce, became one of the industry’s most sought-after ghostwriters. In fact, in 1997 he earned a Grammy for his penmanship on Diddy’s triple platinum-selling blockbuster “I’ll Be Missing You”—a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G.</p>
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    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/j1aS2yYrlTE?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/j1aS2yYrlTE?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object><p>After departing from Roc-A-Fella, reportedly because he wasn’t comfortable with being managed by Dame Dash, Sauce would release his first and only album in 2000 through Priority Records, <em>Middle Finger U</em>. Featuring Jay-Z as the sole guest appearance, the album did little to draw any attention. Although the debut’s tepid response, he’s since gone on to release a slew of singles, as well as continuing on with ghostwriting. In 2006, he reunited with Jay-Z for the hip-hop mogul’s 10th Anniversary concert for <em>Reasonable Doubt</em> held at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall.</p>
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    <strong>Current Status</strong>: In addition to ghostwriting, Sauce has mentioned in several interviews that he’ll soon be releasing new material. He’s since been featured on Raekwon’s 2011 mixtape <em>Unexpected Victory</em> as well as on a few collaboration with DJ OP—for his <em>I Need A Deal</em> project and other loose singles. He’s also gearing up for the release of a new album titled <em>Welcome Home</em>. —<em>Ralph Bristout</em> (<a href="http://twitter.com/xxlralph">@XXLRalph</a>)
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    “Rappers must be chineese, the way they duck sauce” is one of the best hip-hop lines spitted by this guy. Sauce Dinero never got his due , due to industry politics