View Full Version : Beanie Sigel, "I Am No Longer Signed With Def Jam or R.O.C."

Dough Snatcher
09-27-2006, 03:09 PM
In a recent interview with The Fader magazine, Beanie Sigel revealed that he is no longer with Def Jam or Roc-A-Fella Records. He also outlined his plans to release a new, as-yet untitled mixtape, his first since releasing 2005's The B. Coming

The mixtape, which will be officially released through Def Jam, will be Beans' last project for the label. Citing his unwillingness to choose between mutual friends Jay-Z and Damon Dash after the initial Roc-a-Fella split and what he feels was poor promotion for his album The B. Coming, Beans has decided to part ways with his former recording home.

"That's like a gift from me for leaving them," says the Philly MC about the project. "The deal with the mixtape is just me trying to build my brand up again. Because I am no longer under Def Jam, signed with Def Jam, or dealing with Def Jam or Roc-a-fella at all. I got out of my contract."

Beanie also revealed that he is searching for distribution for a new album which he is currently in the process of recording with R&B producers Dre and Vidal. Sigel hooked up with the production duo, who may be best known for their work with fellow Philly artists like Jill Scott and Floetry, in an attempt to bring back the feeling that the MC got from classic albums like Ready To Die.

"I'm using Dre and Vidal to play the album because they don't sample. Everything gets played live, and even if there's something that I hear that I might want them to sample, they play it over," he says. "I'm like, 'Do what y'all do and let me worry about the hip-hop part.'"

Ideally looking for a New Year's release for the album, the Broad Street Bully also said that he would be going on a tour to support the record, accompanied by a live band. "Even with the beats and the music I want everything so real, to the point where I need all live instruments. I need real music. I'm on some music shit right now."


09-27-2006, 03:19 PM
hahahhahahahah wow defjam is funny as fuck it's ridiculious what goes on there....good for beanie too bad the only time i listen to him is when hovas on the track

09-28-2006, 05:12 PM
Snapple we finally agree on something. I like Beanie but his albums aren't good because of the beats. He can rhyme though but he needs to choose better producers.

09-28-2006, 07:17 PM
Beanie's a wicked freestyler!

09-28-2006, 07:55 PM
Snapple we finally agree on something. I like Beanie but his albums aren't good because of the beats. He can rhyme though but he needs to choose better producers.

what the fuck are you talkin about
you even heard a beanie album?!
all 3 have been sick as hell with dope ass beats and heartfelt rhymes
sigel is one of the best rappers still doing it

09-28-2006, 10:23 PM
b.coming was a dope album

you can't even say it wasn't

09-29-2006, 01:44 AM
wow if u think beans B COMMING was not hot, then wow. that was one of the most slept on albums on 2005. Feel It In The Air!?!!??!??!??!??!?!?!?!?! Best song of 2005!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!!! And i dont even LIKE BEANS!!!!!!!!!! So thats gotta say somethng!!!!!!!!!

09-29-2006, 04:58 PM
Drunken Wu Masta i didn't like his The Truth and The Reason albums because of the beats. I heard some of The B Coming album and i liked the songs i heard. Feel It In The Air song is wack.

09-29-2006, 07:36 PM
feel it in the air is one of the best songs on the album. and the album is good.