Three gang leaders battle for control of drug trafficking in Philadelphia while a fourth quietly gathers forces to take it all.
This is thug filmmaking at its best courtesy of Damon Dash and his Roc-A-Fella crew, with Dash directing, writing and co-starring as a cakeaholic (money addict) on the quest for international greatness in the Philadelphia drug-dealing biz. Beans (Sigel) is his main competition, but he's in jail for crimes perpetrated in the first film. Fellow inmate Loco (N.O.R.E.) promises to get Beans sprung and hook him up with some kingpin paper and a sweet connect. Viewers who don't know this means money and a drug supplier may be a bit baffled by the film's Philly slang-enriched dialogue, but Beans' narration fills in a lot of the gaps. Another plus, there is a plethora of guest stars like Kayne West, Freeway, Mariah Carey, Sade, Ole Dirty Bastard and Jimmy Handyman Jones.