Just My Thoughts: “I Go Off”

1) Beanie Sigel is in the zone right now.

I’d be excited about “What You Talkin Bout” and “I Go Off,” even if he wasn’t dissing Jay-Z. Beanie Sigel is rapping about as well as he ever has. I never thought the guy was wack, but I wasn’t as big a fan, back when he was pioneering the art of ending every bar with the same damn word, and getting all emotional about not having a father, his sizzurp addiction and what have you. I’m surprised the years spent behind bars and abusing substances haven’t caused him to lose a step. Maybe he’s focusing really hard, to draw a contrast with Jay’s lame-ass rhymes on the Blueprint 3. Similarly, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s why he’s rapping over such hard beats, rather than that baroque, post-Blueprint soul rap bullshit he used to rap over.

2) Again with the Jacko references.

Beanie Sigel is a very emotional boy. He must still be broken up over the death of Michael Jackson, and that’s why he keeps bringing him up. How else to explain the fact that he mentions Wacko Jacko in both “What You Talkin Bout” and “I Go Off.” I could see if they were songs about nothing in particular, like a lot of rap songs, and Michael Jackson came up as something that happened to be zeitgeisty. His death is definitely one of the year’s biggest news stories, like the election was last year. But whoever heard of mentioning Michael Jackson in a dis song, unless it’s a song about Prodigy from Mobb Deep? I’m not sure how this ties in, except maybe on a subconscious level, but I’ll point out that, at the end of the first verse, he mentions something about pushing another guy’s shit in, like a colonic.

3) Jay ain’t the only one who can rip off Biggie.

Is the part where he quotes from “Who Shot Ya” meant to mock Jay-Z for ripping off so many lines from Biggie over the course of his career, or is it just one of those weird coincidences, like the fact that he also references Michael Jackson, and Jacko and Biggie, who are both dead now, once did a song together? If you wanted to, I’m sure you could find all sorts of weird coincidences like that. For example, Jacko once sorta kinda did a song with Jay-Z. Does that mean Jay-Z is gonna die? Or is he a shapeshifter? The Biggie lines follow a reference to Pac and precede a reference to Kanye, so it could all just be free association, like how a reference to Michael Jackson – and children, even – just so happens to follow a line about fucking someone in the ass. It’s funny, sometimes, the way the mind works.

4) Fiddy had the good sense not to rap on this.

Who else, when they heard 50 Cent kick the chorus, worried that he’d also kick a verse and that it would suck balls just like every other verse of his, but was relieved when all he did was talk shit at the end of the song, which is his real strong suit? I’ve heard funnier shit-talk codas from Fiddy, but he brings up a good point in this one. All Jay-Z had to do was cut Beanie Sigel a check and this wouldn’t have been an issue. Never mind whether Beanie or the rest of these bums deserve a handout – it might still be cheaper than having to worry about 50 Cent paying them to dis him. Jay probably figured he was cool, as long as there weren’t any problems in his relationship with Beyonce. We don’t know any other women he’s been with. (Hmm…) The closest Fiddy could get to giving Jay the Rawse treatment is that video with Kelly Rowland.

5) Please let there be an album.

Alas, this Beanie Sigel bullshit will blow over without the vast majority of Jay-Z fans (readers of O: The Oprah Magazine, etc.) even knowing about it. Fiddy himself said Beanie Sigel isn’t signed to G-Unit, and he might not bother signing him, if there isn’t a business case for it. “I Go Off” might just be a one-off, to generate interest in Before I Self Destruct. Why should Jay-Z give a shit? Unless, that is, 50 Cent does decide to sign Beanie Sigel, and they put out an entire album going at Jay-Z. Imagine an entire album of songs like “I Go Off,” with Beanie Sigel dropping improbably well-written stream of consciousness references to Michael Jackson, and fucking people in the ass, and dead rappers from the ’90s, over the gulliest of beats, and with Fiddy dropping hilarious shit-talk codas on every song. I’d buy that album on GP. No homo.

  • sealsaa

    “We don’t know any other women he’s been with. (Hmm…)”

    See: Carmen Bryant(or Nas)

    “Unless, that is, 50 Cent does decide to sign Beanie Sigel, and they put out an entire album going at Jay-Z.”

    Didn’t Mobb Deep try this? They can now be found in the bargin bin of your local music store.(Their albums anyway, Prodigy however, is somewhere intentionally not washing his ass, and Havoc? Don’t know).

    • daywalker

      they went plat for the first time on g-unit and have publicly stated that they made more bread with 50 then they had their entire career up to that point…

      regarding p: word here in queens is that 50 has been holding him down on the inside, putting good money on his books, checking in on him, making sure his visitors are able to see him, and making sure he can stay in gp despite his celebrity status by guaranteeing his protection when the warden wanted to put P on lock down for his whole bid.

      havoc: has had a few independent solo albums which he made plenty of money from–especially in europe… on the production side he has had a ton of high profile ($$$) placements including one of the better beats on BISD…

      50 may not have helped mobb deep make their best albums on gunit, but he made sure they made their best money on gunit.

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    perhaps its just me, but i have always found beanie to be incredibly boring; his flow, his wordplay, and his (overused) subject matter just make me yawn…

    • Enlightened

      For real? I always thought he was the best on the Roc – yes even before Nas said the line.

      I thought he murdered Jay-Z on every song he appeared on on the Dynasty album…and that’s why Jay-Z stopped letting that nigga rap on his songs.

      He only appeared on one other Jay-Z song ever after that.

      I guess that’s why they’re called opinions.

      • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

        one song Jay got down on & Beans was just meh, Guess Who’s Back (w/ scarface too). Jay did his thing on that.

        just had to throw that in there.

      • http://xxlmag jb

        What are u talking about? Beans was on two songs on Blueprint 2. Not to mention he was on American Gangster. If he knew how to stay the hell outta jail he probably would of been on The Black Album and Kingdom Come too.

    • chillin mayne

      i though i was the only one…its mad boring when u end every single bar in a 4 bar measure with the same word…to this day i dont understand why…..lil flip, birdman and beanie sigel do that alot…ZZZZZZZZZzz….

  • sealsaa

    @ thoreauly77

    Same way I feel about Raekwon now…

    • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

      weird. thats how i felt about rae for about a decade until this year.

  • sealsaa

    @thoreauly77

    Same way I feel about Raekwon now.

  • General

    Couldn’t agree more about 50 talkin shit over records instead of actually rapping. I think 50 is just usin Beans to promote BISD and doubt that he will actually ever let him put out a CD on G-Unit, off course last time I checked G-Unit doesn’t have distribution anymore anyways so I guess it would be pointless for Beans to sign there (See Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo’s careers)

  • westcoastaggie

    Good to see you actually anticipating a Hip-Hop Album.

  • real hip hop

    You have been going at Jay for a while. Some of the stuff is funny, but this is horrible. I was expecting more, but what else can you expect from 50. Jay is smart he is not going to respond he gone keep making money and moves. Blacks continue to tear each other down just because someone changed they act like that something wrong. 50 act like he does everything right, but he got trouble in his own crew and if so great to his people why he won’t let Buck or Game out the contract, you wanna know why because its a business thats the way Jay look at it, and thats the way Beans should look at it. Bol somebody must have stole your girlfriend or your boyfriend in a club while one of Jay’s songs was playing because I have never seen a man hate on another man this long. Only women.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    The worst Beans can do now is use this Jay-Z situation to dictate the further advancement of his career. Nobody wants to hear him go in on Jigga(boo) for 45 minutes.

    Whether or not he signs to G-Unit, he’s got people talking about him again. Momentum is building, & hopefully he won’t Drake (gain speed then stop, for no apparent reason), but instead drop an album soon, even if it’s just available on iTunes or Amazon or something. & not a mixtape-God knows we need quality albums these days, not CRT’s.

    Strike will the iron is hot, or something to that effect…

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      C/S

  • tommy gunz

    the internet gods know all

  • Trap Counselor

    Isn’t ‘getting your shit pushed in’ a Training Day reference to shooting people? Yeah it’s pause-worthy, always has been, but i don’t think it’s some subtle homoerotic nod in this case.

    • http://www.nakedwithsockson.com NWSO

      Nah, homie “getting your shit pushed in” was a reference to getting ass raped. Watch that scene in Training Day again it’s real clear. Dudes talking about being in jail when they asked that question right before they was about to do the White cop

  • Casey

    Beans is at his best since the B Coming.

    And just fyi Beans has always been a BIG lover

  • HERM

    Did anyone even cop Broad Street Bully??

    Well, shoot, I know I did.

  • Chilly Willy

    Good points all around, fellas !

    I kinda see Beans, in the near future, dissing the bulletholes out of Fiddy…I don’t know why…

  • DaChao

    Dudeeeee My Fam My Man My Nigga GODDAMMN…Look as much as i like Beans…I would never buy an album…i wouldnt even download it…he’s that RAW as arpper that you look on XXL 2 find shit on the nigga…i dont think anyone other than the few DIE HARD fans that he hav and G-Unit fans would buy his album(And the GGG-Unit fans might even pass on this one) I hope he goes 10x platinum though shit..

  • oskamadison

    Is it just me or does Beans seem quite comfortable settling for the role of “the shooter”, like that’s his calling. “I Go Off” was cool but nothing that made me want to go on a 3 day malt liquor binge or anything.

  • rocstar

    you seem to talk a lot of shit about jay-z but the only reason people read your blog is because it’s mentioning him 80% of the time. dont you know that you’re boring? dont you know that we yawn? only time you’re exciting is when you mentioning shawn.

  • parks mcfly

    Too MR.Juice,

    Is it true you work for Bol?

    He said he was shook cause a coked up ghost on track one from the 90′s couldnt say ‘die’ properly, haha.

    I’ve never heard of Jay-Z not going after something he didnt want. He bought a third of HP for their EDS project did he not?

    Before the shares went up probably

  • nicholasdelorejo

    It’s funny how everyone that criticizes Beans say that he blew off oppertunities because Beans is with a rapper that I think embodies this. 50 was given stardom, a label, clothing line, and a strong presence in the music industry. Instead of bulding upon it and reaching Jay’s status (quicker actually) 50 spent his resources trying to bring down his enemies. Look at the people he tried to sign: Spida loc was muscle for Game, Mase was to taunt Diddy, LL and Freeway to show how poor of a president Jay was. Let’s not forget what he did to Ross. 50 could have just built his label and ignore trying to fuck whatever rapper is hot. No matter how much truth 50 can reveal if your not bring anything good to the table then people are willing to ignore it and enjoy those rappers. Not saying 50′s a bad business man (I think he’s a little better than Jay) but prioritize what’s important: Jay being revealed as a snake or being a rapper people seek for music not controversy.

  • http://xxlmag jb

    People tend to forget that Beans dropped an album a couple of mouths ago. Nobody cared! Now he wants to go at jay. SMH. This is what brings you attention? What happened to showcasing your skills. In another year no one is gonna be talking about Beans cuz dissing people is bad for business. Sure it gives you a little attention but only for a moment.

  • thousandnaire

    Jay gettin that U2 money……. Beans go shoot youtube up!

  • ThisIs2much

    Bol did you get rapped in a mens restroom at the club and screamed for help but nobody could hear you because Jay -Z music was too loud? Don’t be mad you should’ve had a rape kit.It’s the laws responsibility to find your attacker not Jiggas

  • dummy

    hold up!! how many rappers have taken jay-zs rhymes? lil wayne? drake? foxy? remy ma? fat joe? beanie sigel? fuck outta here!! im sure niggas would use way more then that if he was dead!! tryin 2 say hov dont have hot lines himself! bol is a hater! oh and that JUST MY THOUGHTS BULLSHIT is off bp1 dumb nigga!! we aint dumb… if jay asked u 2 b his assistant u would run and jump 2 that shit.. lmao

  • yea

    bol huge jay-z hater!! nigga dont b mad! actin is if he hasnt put out classics!!! bol ur gay too!

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    We don’t know any other women he’s been with. (Hmm…)

    Amil
    Nas baby’s mama
    Superhead….
    I suspect Rihanna..etc..

    • Brooklyn

      i heard foxy and kim too, and both around the same time. nevertheless, sometimes it takes some personal shit to go down for an artist to really blossom. for instance, mary j. blige was just a hoodrat from yonkers until k-ci from jodeci started going upside her head and she started smoking crack, and then she made “my life” and became the queen of hip-hop/soul. maybe this rift with jay has given beans the passion that he needs to finally get on his shit and fulfill his potential. he should drop an album right now, while he got this buzz, because soon this shit is gonna blow over and then he’ll be where he was before this shit occured.

  • Joe

    Oh nowwww you like Beans. Really? After The Reason, The Truth, The B. Coming, 2 State Property albums….NOWWW you like him once he goes at your metaphorical abusive stepfather Jay Z.

    M’fers love to root for the underdogs. I hate that shyt.

    As Pac once said, “Everybody want to be the have-nots”

  • DV8

    for instance, mary j. blige was just a hoodrat from yonkers until k-ci from jodeci started going upside her head and she started smoking crack, and then she made “my life” and became the queen of hip-hop/soul.

    LMAO!!!!!!!!