Quick News on Beanie Sigel, Wu-Tang Clan and DJ Ron
In an interview with MTV News, Beanie Sigel revealed he’s working with R. Kelly for the first single off the Broad Street Bully’s fourth album, The Solution. Beans describes the song, entitled “All of the Above,” as similar to Young Jeezy’s “Go Getta.” “I ain’t even know if he was gonna do it,” Beans told MTV News. “I told him I got this record — ‘cause you know the situation with Jay and him. I was like, ‘If dude gets on this record it’ll be crazy.’ So I sent it out to him, got the response he was gonna do it. [Kells] knocked it out, he sent it back in like three days.” In addition, The Solution will most likely feature guest appearances by Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Raheem DeVaughn and Scarface. “I went out to [Scarface’s] spot, we just was zoning every day,” Sigel said of his collaboration with ‘Face. “Playing golf, just some chill shit. On the last day, he was playing his music, I was playing him music, then we just locked in and did the record. When we together, we knock out stuff right there.” Currently, there is no release date for The Solution.
According to Billboard.com, the Wu-Tang Clan will release their long awaited fifth album, The 8 Diagrams, on November 13 through SRC/Universal Records. “We’re rekindling flames, The RZA told Billboard.com. “There’s a strong potential this could be a long campaign, so this will keep us on the road together, on TV together and keep us working together.” The LP was rumored to be released in October, but is now confirmed to drop in November.
As previously reported on XXLMag.com, Terrance “DJ Bay Bay” Stewart, the disc jockey who influenced Hurricane Chris’ mega-hit “A Bay Bay,” was arrested on August 6 in Shreveport, La. for simple rape and intimidation of a witness. According to the Shreveport Times, Stewart is a DJ at club Kokopelli’s, where a woman was allegedly found lying drunk and unconscious around 4 a.m. on August 2. The Shreveport police believe Stewart and another local DJ, Ronald “DJ Ron” Johnson, were involved in the incident. While authorities arrested Stewart on August 6, they were still looking to apprehend Johnson. On Wednesday, August 8, DJ Ron eventually turned himself in and is currently being held in the Caddo Correctional Center on $250,000 bond. Stewart and Johnson are being accused of assaulting the same woman, according to News 12 KSLA.