Oh, so that’s why Beanie Sigel dissed Jay-Z

Leave it up to 50 Cent to shed some light on a situation.

When I heard “What You Talkin Bout,” I figured Beanie Sigel may have been broke, and this was his sizzurp-addled, fresh out the joint way of looking for a handout. He just didn’t want to come right out and say it, because he was embarrassed. Little did I know. Year in and year out, I read interviews with the same five lame-ass corporate rappers in magazines and on the Internets, but I probably learned more from listening to this interview Sigel, along with Fiddy, did with a DJ in Philly, who’s probably out of a job by now.

Maybe Fiddy can get him a job with ThisIs50.com, doing recon on people’s baby’s mothers. (It’s a good thing I hardly know any women.) From what I understand, he’s given Beanie Sigel a deal with G-Unit. I heard about it yesterday afternoon, around the time I heard the real reason Sigel is pissed at Jay is because Jay wouldn’t let him take an $800,000 deal with Fiddy a few years ago. Probably around the time he got out of the joint. Which has gotta be the best time to sign a rapper. Their street cred is at an all-time, but their net worth is probably at an all-time low. Suge Knight deserves credit for pioneering this strategy with 2Pac, back in the mid ’90s.

I figured I’d read up on Beanie Sigel being offered a deal with G-Unit and do a post on it today. It is kind of a game changer, in terms of Beanie’s beef with Jay-Z. You know good and well the reason Jay wouldn’t let Beanie go is not because he thought he stood to make very much money from another Beanie Sigel album on Rocafella, but because he didn’t want to suffer the embarrassment of seeing one of his artists defect to the label of one of his rivals. If that was the case, then it was only right that Beanie Sigel be compensated for having his career put on hold like that. At the very least, the label should have gotten behind another Beanie Sigel album, as if it was a Jay-Z album. Instead, he just got strung along for a couple more years, until he was unceremoniously let go, via courier.

To listen to this interview Beanie Sigel did with Fiddy, you wonder how it took this long for him to go at Jay-Z. It must be daddy issues. Remember, he did that song with Jay-Z about how they’re a couple of whiny bitches because their fathers left them? (Well, that was my interpretation.) In this interview, Sigel describes a pattern of abuse that no one would put up with, unless they had a relationship with their boss that went beyond a mere business situation. I’ve worked at a number of places where I felt like I was being taken advantage of (no homo), and it was nothing for me to throw both middle fingers in the air and walk out the door mid-shift. There wasn’t any of this bullshit about how only true friends leave footprints on your heart – though I’ll admit there was some substance abuse.

Beanie Sigel, on the other hand? You know how Jay-Z wondered how Beanie Sigel could complain, when he used to drive two Bentleys? As it turns out, he didn’t really have two Bentleys – one was for his mother, and neither of them really belonged to him. One of them he was paying $2,200 a month for, Rent A Center-style, and the other one Biggs gave him for his birthday, but he still had to pay the note on it. So yeah, he sorta kinda had two Bentleys, but it was only costing $5,100 a month. Still, I’m not sure if that was the best idea, for someone who couldn’t afford to cop one Bentley outright. And that was before he went away to jail. They probably both got repossessed, Scott Storch-style, while he was in the pokey.

He could have remained a free man, and been able to keep up with the payments on his expensive shit, but Jay-Z wouldn’t vouch for him in court. Because you can get away with some crimes, if you happen to know someone who’s spectacularly wealthy (I might need to holler at whoever really owns Harris Publications, if I get a DUI), the judge in his case offered to let Beanie Sigel go free, if Jay-Z promised to keep an eye on him. But Jay-Z wouldn’t do it. The judge asked him right there in court, and Jay-Z was like, “Um, no.” Damn. I mean, it’s not like Jay himself stood to go to jail, if Beanie Sigel went on another one of his sizzurp adventures. I’d suggest this was roughly tantamount to snitching, but we’ve already determined that Jay-Z isn’t subject to the code of the street.

Never mind a record deal with G-Unit. Beanie Sigel might need to see about getting a book deal with the same imprint as Rawse’s baby’s mother. He may not have been lying, when he said he’s been a fly on the wall for some shit we don’t even know about. I still want to know what he was talking about, when he said he knew something that would make Beyonce look at Jay-Z differently.

  • capcobra

    Remember, he did that song with Jay-Z about how they’re a couple of whiny bitches because their fathers left them? (Well, that was my interpretation.)….funny shit bol..{no toilets}

    • capcobra

      pierzy!!..didn’t realize i was 1st.

      • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

        Appreciate it, cap!

        (Yes, I’m still here)

  • DV8

    thats pretty dead on Bol. Karma is a bitch and I think she is about to pay Jay a visit. Its a shame how both Jay and Dame greedy asses did Sigel while screaming that loyalty and family bullshit.

    On another note I cant wait to hear Beans over a Dre track.

    • geico lizard

      Oh shit you are right,now we may hear Beanie Sigel on Detox.

      • DV8

        probably not Detox but im sure he will be on something soon.

  • Josh

    I see a pattern here. Jay drops M.O.P.; 50 signs M.O.P. Jay neglects Freeway; 50 executive produces Freeway project. Jay leaves Beenie out to dry; 50 signs Beenie.

    • latino heat

      @ Josh

      so what your saying is 50 loves Jay’s leftovers? if that’s the case i hate to see what 50 would do if Jay and Beyonce ever break up.

      • S!DOt

        50 should get memp bleek dumb loyal ass

    • DV8

      Foxy is next watch

    • Smel

      50 is like sticky fly paper for enemies… Anybody who’s against a big name rapper can be down wit 50. Maybe How to Rob was some real shit.

      Or maybe it’s all a big long-term marketing ploy arranged between 50 and the big names whose former associates he gets with? *puts on tinfoil hat*

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

    Regardless to what gets exposed or who’s credibility is hurt over all of this, 50 has strategically placed himself in the position to gain the most.

    Dude is the quintessential businessman.

    • http://www.bboycult.com www.bboycult.com

      ^^^^^^^^^^
      ABSOFUCKINLUTELY

      i was tellin my man that yesterday when he heard 50 on the radio. said he sound intelligent, articulate. i told him thats why i believe him to be a real G cause thats how my old heads are. they will shut your lights off, given the right reason, but was still the types to give you political insight. thorobred shit. real street shit. cause big money follows the big plays, and what plays are bigger than the political ones?

      and it’s an ill strategy, Grands. cause he can use the pub around it, even if he dont sign Beans, to generate noise for the album, which drops in a matter of days. the stories plays out as a real thoro look at who 50 is off-camera, reminding his core audience of his authenticity. we see that he keeps it real enuff to go to see his uncle during the height of his career, while Jay-Z, who constantly reiterates how real he is, when off-camera, actually does NOT keep it real. if you just said it like this, it would be called hatin. except its a reality show now. and look who got caught in the hot tub…

      no matter how it plays out, 50 wins. cause Beans is/was ill. i only hit it with the forward slash, cause for while there my man got lazy. i mean, how many times can you rhyme block, glock, sock and ock? but i think the competitive nature of realizing whats at stake, will make the baw go back to that 98,99 Beans that had us all like. ILL. and 50 gets a hot record added to his resume. cause he’s already rich, it’s not about the money. at 50 and Jay’s level, its about accomplishment. and it’s real hip hop shit. excellence comes from competition. it’s what drives up the quality. thats why i still support capitalism, Roger. but thats some other shit…

      and Bol, i’ll give it to you (gotta pause on that one with u… never had to with DP… guess i should pause that too) for havin a sense of clarity on this one. you come off a little gossipy sometimes. but you’re absolutely right. if he was gonna keep him on hold, he shoulda hit him off for that. there is some law for that, i believe, when an entity withholds you from the ability to earn or profit maliciously. and it’s clearly a malicious intent, legally i’m sayin. he intentionally derailed a very lucrative business opportunity without plausible cause or redress. a good lawyer could argue that it was even punishment for continuing to do business with his ex-partner.

      yeah, i got angles…

      • http://www.bboycult.com www.bboycult.com

        and i meant to say, “thats why i still support capitalism, MICHAEL.” Roger and Me threw me off. then hes fat like Roger Ebert… i type too fast sometimes…

    • capcobra

      grand$..it’s been a year since our 50 convo..he still lining up enemies..this cd must be tough..lol.

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

        BBCULT!! Cap!!

        Touche, cap, touche. Lol.

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        I leave 4 minute & looky here…

        Cult what it do! C/S

        Pierzy! Whatup!

        cap & Grands what’s the word???

        I WILL SAY THIS…NO SHOTS

        From a lot of these comments I’ve seen, I would hate to be friends with some of y’all.

        Some of y’all saw my last drop earlier on Bol’s blog from yesterday. Son practically cried when he thanked me. Happy that someone’s got his back. Hell yeah it’s hard out here.

        $25 a month payment ain’t sh*t. A true dude around is priceless.

        Real talk.

        • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

          What’s good, fellas?

          I’m just grinding while also keeping one eye open over here.

          $yk, I really appreciated the discourse between you and Detroit P yesterday. Interesting ish…

        • http://www.bboycult.com www.bboycult.com

          Grands!

          $yk!

          Chill Wills!

          Pierzy, on the tip toe…

          the thoro nigga have entered the building!

          “$25 a month payment ain’t sh*t. A true dude around is priceless.”

          real talk indeed.

          cause dudes throw the words ‘family’ and ‘loyalty’ around without being willing to accept the RESPONSIBILITY that comes along with that. anyone that has kids understands what i’m sayin.

          but on that note, expectin another man to totally hold you down is childish. i mean, i expected that from my dad. even he didnt do it. another man did. but after a certain point, even he, who provided food, clothing and shelter, told me that there was a day when that shit was comin to an end. and it did. and i aint mad at him. it made me a man.

          after a certain point, the responsibility for eatin rests squarely on your own shoulders…

          “Real talk”

        • Chilly Willy

          We here, Cult, how you been ?

          You ain’t lyin with that.

          Family and friendship, for me is like this:

          If we real, high tide or low tide, I’ll be by your side…..but you gotta learn how to swim, fam, for real.

          Go get yo Phelps on!(no bong)

          I’m here to keep you afloat, safe and sound, but I ain’t tryna see you drowning my ass…

          @ $yk

          Kudos, my brother! I know you ain’t doin this for no applause, but it’s still nice to know there are genuine people out there caring about one another.

          @ Grands

          “That’s why I’m the general, I do what they pretend to do” (I’ll Still Kill)

          We don’t take this guy seriously enough

          @ P

          Welcome back (no Mase). How’s that MBA treatin you ?

          @ Bol

          “It must be daddy issues. Remember, he did that song with Jay-Z about how they’re a couple of whiny bitches because their fathers left them? (Well, that was my interpretation.)”
          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

          This is wrong on so many levels….but still a funny ass shit. I never got around to listening to track in full (good thing it’s at the end of the Dynasty), I find it real but so damn depressing.

          And I’m out !

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

          *Chucks the duece to everybody*

          The funny thing about having love for cats (no lonely old lady) is that they don’t always have the same intentions in their hearts. Dudes can manipulate that “love” just as easily as you can dish it from a genuine place.

          When I got sick, I saw who my friends were. Grown ass niggas bringing me cards & balloons, complaining to the nurse about my IV not being right, sneaking me snacks, checking on my wife & son, etc. When I got home from the hospital & the other “homies” was funny styling me, I asked my wife why’d cats get brand new on me all of the sudden? Why’d they change? She said they didn’t. I did. Best believe sobriety changes a man’s existence, entirely. I wasn’t their to let them sit on my couch, hadn’t been there to feed them & supply their cigarette/alcohol/weed habits. I wasn’t there for them to use & take advantage of my kindness. I was able to see, for the first time in years, that my love is something that niggas will take & use to their advantage. The cold twist on that is, how can you get mad @ people who truly know no better? Folks who’ve never been cared for can’t reciprocate that. & don’t get me started on relatives (& I say relatives because blood relation doesn’t make you “family”).

          The guys I look out for now, return the favor. So, when they need me, I’m a phone call/text/email away, no doubt. & for the record, some of the coolest dudes I’ve met on years, I’ve meet online. Yes hetero.

        • $ykotic/Don McCaine

          Man this is how we’re supposed to be doing it➤all that other BS

          PEACE

          *toast to #27, look @ stack won, really log off Firefox*

  • Enlightened

    “C’mon Son. Don’t compare a nigga having a record deal to you havin a real job. If you throw the middle fingers to the Walmart managers, they can’t stop you from gettin a job at K-Mart or Target for the rest of your life.
    You bite the hands that feed you in music, you end up like Young Buck and Gangsta Boo.
    That was a bullshit comparison. Get the fuck outta here with that shit son.”

  • latino heat

    Beanie did drop another album on Rocafella in late 2007. so no he wasn’t strung along for years. Jay let him come back to the Roc after he initially went with Dame after the break up. it’s not Jay’s fault that The Solution was the worst album of Beans career and flopped. go back and listen to it. there’s not much to get behind if your promoting that album. he even had a single with R. Kelly and we all know Jay don’t even fuck with R. Kelly.

    and why should Jay have to vouch for Beans in court? that’s something you have to do for juvenile’s in court not for grown fuckin men. if Beans really wanted help he should have asked Jay to pay for him to go to rehab. i’m sure Jay would have been more then happy to do that for him.

    • http://xxlmag jb

      Thanx 4 clearing that up cuz i was about 2 say the same thing. These bloggers dont be knowing what the fuck they talking about. Anyways I actually copped The Solution album in 07…and i’m still pissed. Beans had a video with R. Kelly. R. Kelly!!! That was usually the recipe for a hit. It didnt work. He also had Diddy, Scarface, Ghostface and Jay on the album. Cats just wasn’t feeling it. The Kells single fucked him up. nobody wanted that from Beans. But I guess that’s also Jay’s fault. Niggas need to stand up and take the blame sumtime and stop blaming other people for their fuck ups. and signing to G Unit wont help. Who sells over there these days? He’s gonna go over there and get shelved like M.O.P.

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      @ latino

      “that’s something you have to do for juvenile’s in court not for grown fuckin men.”

      It’s called being subpoenaed as a character witness. It’s done in domestic, crimes & big money issues, not as much for juvies.

  • rod1

    The problem is that Jay is following the traditional corp model. When a artist is no good you throw him away. Thats what the big labels do. When he let Beans feel like his was family he fucked up. Family looks out for your best intrest. This is why family and bussiness dont mix.

  • sealsaa

    “the judge in his case offered to let Beanie Sigel go free, if Jay-Z promised to keep an eye on him. But Jay-Z wouldn’t do it. The judge asked him right there in court, and Jay-Z was like, “Um, no.” Damn.”

    Translation; Daddy didn’t hold my hand long enough, and I never learned how to be a man. This is ridiculous. Granted, we all fall on hard times, and we all have shortcomings, but the basis of his issues seems to be that Jay didn’t do enough for him. Beans had more opportunites than your “average cat”, and he pissed them away. Thats a fact, no matter what he’s accusing Jay and Dame of doing to him. I still say this is a publicity stunt, given the fact that even Beans makes it sound like Dame was more of a snake than Jay, yet he contiues to make Jay the focal point of his anger. Wouldn’t have anything to do with Dame being broke, and Jay being in the limelight now, would it?

  • ri067953

    Man rule #1: Stand on your own two feet.

    It appears that Beans is not capable of doing so. He is being used as a pawn in 50′s attack on Jay and he better wake up and smell the coffee. He is going to end up like Mobb Deep and the rest of G-Unit.

    Sidenote: You think Prodigy regrets getting that G-unit tattoo on his fist?

    • Enlightened

      Nope. Not right now he don’t. 50 still fuckin with him in there. I saw an interview somewhere where Havoc said something about it.

      Anybody in there who still get people on the outside, especially rich people, is happy about that.

  • CL

    “Maybe Fiddy can get him a job with ThisIs50.com, doing recon on people’s baby’s mothers.”

    FUNNY AS SHIT!!!!!

  • giantstepp

    “I’ve worked at a number of places where I felt like I was being taken advantage of (no homo), and it was nothing for me to throw both middle fingers in the air and walk out the door mid-shift. ”

    Way to stand up like a man Bol! lmao

  • Bobo D

    Probably around the time he got out of the joint. Which has gotta be the best time to sign a rapper. Their street cred is at an all-time, but their net worth is probably at an all-time low.
    ^^^^

    Mystikal is coming out early next year so that might be someone for labels to take note of. Hopefully he can still spit & scream on niggaz.

    “Turn your hands to your ass and say BYE BYE.”

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    That shit was funny BOL. Jay did not want to babysit Brans, he was being real, Jay was starting to make moves in 05′. I can’t blame him for telling the judge he can’t babysit, he was being honest.

  • http://xxl All Dae

    I’ll go with 50 wins cause he’ll get an artist and if not the publicity of pumping a diss and interview on his site.

    This may be poor marketing cause didn’t Beans just release an album? where’s the advance from that? I heard Beans on OB4CL2 and I know Beans isn’t getting a new artist paycheck. Concerts n record sales(going wood) should give this ass about half a milli per year.
    Niggas get used to ballin and cant accept modest pay.

  • Chilly Willy

    “Damn. I mean, it’s not like Jay himself stood to go to jail, if Beanie Sigel went on another one of his sizzurp adventures. ”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I’m all about the family.

    But I’ll suggest y’all to refrain from vouching for someone for a credit card (trust me, I’m a professional) unless it’s your own kid that you can keep an eye on. Y’all can guess my take on Bol’s statement…

  • http://xxlmag.com BJ

    When are we going to start talking about music again? Beef used to mean something when there were just diss tracks. I will say this about 50,he’s never made a great diss record but he entertains outside of music. I guess hip hop is just like wrestling. 50 is Vince in this bitch. He’s know the game is just entertainment so he has to find a way to sell it. I think 50 signing a better MC than him might end up like another Game situation. I wonder how many points he’s going to take on the cds? Banks and Yayo might be the the two best hype men ever. Great rappers never do well with crews because of the nature of the sport. Hell Snoop even had to stop fking with Suge and Dre. Hip hop let’s get back to the music and stop with the press.

  • BIGNAT

    bol most of the times you make me mad with your bullshit. this time i can’t be mad at you. the points make sense and the people keep jumping on the hate jay line. also the line has been forming since 96 mwhahahha

  • Kartier

    Yo, this is the video for his single off of “The Solution” that dropped in ’07. Flashy video, Kells hook, Runners beat (who were one of the hottest producers in ’07), and big baller, Fuck every bitch but dont love any bitch, I did my time and jail but I never snitch talk. He even says something along the lines of “Check me in the Forbes, I’m pulling 7 figures.” He appears as if he wasn’t struggling and was happy then. He wasn’t hollering about I wanna be on G-Unit then, so….

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    “I’ve worked at a number of places where I felt like I was being taken advantage of (no homo), and it was nothing for me to throw both middle fingers in the air and walk out the door mid-shift. There wasn’t any of this bullshit about how only true friends leave footprints on your heart – though I’ll admit there was some substance abuse.”
    ^^i can see that shit now. LMAO!!! damn, everyday Bol have me fuckin rolling. good shit.

  • DV8

    “& I say relatives because blood relation doesn’t make you “family”.”

    isnt that the truth….

  • megulito

    im late as hell but yo good post grands i feel that shit for real

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