"Stand Up (The Sean Bell Tribute Song)" (2008) - Cassidy feat. Swizz Beatz, Drag-On, Talib Kweli, Maino, and Styles P
At an initial glance, this straight-ahead tribute to slain Queens, New York native Sean Bell seems like a rag-tag statement. The artists featured on this project could have just as likely been arbitrarily picked from a hat given the randomness of its lineup. But somehow Philly spitter Cassidy, super producer and Alicia Keys' better half Swizz Beatz, Ruff Ryders refugee Drag-On, underground stalwart Talib Kweli, 'hood hitter Maino, and Lox member Styles P makes it work.
Lyrics To Fight For: "And I'm thinking what a pity, every man is Sean Bell/Is a black man a bulls-eye? Just a moving target to 'em/Let it go, reload, we that much of a problem to 'em?/Judge let the cop go, we that much of a problem to 'em?/How your honor ain't got no honor to 'em?/Peace to the family of Bells/I respect how you're strong, may your family be well." --Styles P