While most labels are satisfied with their crews and cliques, Roc-a-Fella's burgeoning roster of talent can only be described as an army.
While most labels are satisfied with their crews and cliques, Roc-a-Fella's burgeoning roster of talent can only be described as an army. The latest release from the Roc Army comes courtesy of the Beanie Sigel-led State Property—a collective of MCs that includes Freeway, the Young Gunz, Oschino & Sparks and Peedi Crakk. On the crew's second set, "State Property Presents the Chain Gang, Volume 2," Sigel and company keep the formula simple—cocky lyrics set to gritty tracks. The Young Gunz's "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" offers that and then some. Serving as the set's lead single, the Digga-produced track has an infectious quality that cannot be denied. Sigel teams with Jay-Z on "It's On," which finds Roc-a-Fella's strongest MCs trading verses like true veterans over a soulful track. Other highlights include "Still in Effect" and "When You Hear That," which features Dirt McGirt.—RH