Report Claims Roc-A-Fella Records Roster Intact, Label Will Remain at Def Jam

Recent comments from longtime Roc-A-Fella artist Peedi Peedi have fueled rumors that the imprint founded by Jay-Z, Dame Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke was being dismantled. According to a report from Billboard.com, that is not the case. “Beans and Freeway didn’t get dropped,” Beanie Sigel’s manager, Mark Byers told Billboard. “I just got off the phone with L.A. Reid talking about the next video for “Rain” featuring Raheem DeVaughn that we’re about to release. We’re re-launching Beanie’s project and releasing a “Rain” remix with State Property.” In an audio interview that surfaced earlier this week, Peedi stated that he had been dropped from the label and expressed anger at being notified of the decision by an A&R rep rather than by Jay himself. The Philly MC also claimed that other Roc-A-Fella vets such as Beanie and Freeway had also recently been let go. Although Def Jam representatives did not comment for the story, an unnamed source tells Billboard that Peedi Peedi is most likely still signed to the Roc. Nonetheless, the once mighty label is hardly the industry powerhouse it once was. “I don’t think there’s going to be a Roc-A-Fella anymore,” an unidentified insider explained to Billboard. “I do think each artist will have to go to the new people in charge and have a meeting separately. But the Roc artists aren’t going to roll over and die.”

  • http://www.gdmworldwide.com Drunkmonkey

    wow

    • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ILUVIT_12 PRETTY_C

      IT JUST CRAZY HOW PEOPLE CAN TAKE A RUMOR AND RUN WITH IT. WHY WOULD JAY DROP ALL OF HIS ARTIST SO SOME OTHER LABEL CAN PICKED THEM UP AND FINISH WHAT HE DONE STARTED.IT YOU’LL ARE TRUE ROC FAN YOU WOULD PAY ATTETION TO THE LYRIC HE SPITS WHEN HE IS TALKING ABOUT HIS TEAM. MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS ARE I DONT THINK HE WOULD GET RID OF SOMETHING HE TOOK FOR TWO GREEDY PARTNERS OF THE PASS. AND PEDDI CRACK IS GOING CRAZY FOR NO REASON WHEN HOVA LOOKED OUT AND TOOK YOU HIM FROM THAT BULLSHIT DAME DASH MUSIC GROUP SHIT. MY THING IS YOU NEVER BITE THE HAND THAT FEED YOU.HE TO CONFORT BIG HOMEY AND SEE WHTS GOING ON. I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY RIDE WITH HIM. ITS WAS ALL GO A WEEK, UNTIL THE NIGGA HEARD A RUMOR ABOUT HIM GETTING DROP FROM THE LABEL.IF JAY AND DAME DID SIGH BEANS HE WOULDNT BE A KNOWN RAPPER TODAY. HE WOULD BE STILL DOING FREESTLYES AT THE LOCAL PHILLY RADIO HOLLA!

  • Pierzy

    It makes sense…if Jay isn’t the CEO of Def Jam, and neither Dame or Biggs are there, why would there be Roc-A-Fella? Def Jam can keep who they want and just dump the artists they don’t want? This is a smart business decision in my opinion

  • JONTHAN

    AS LONG AS PEOPLE SEE YOU IDIOTS RUNNING FOR COVER EVERY TIME YOU THINK IM GONNA CALL THE POLICE! ITS ALL ON RECORD ANYWAY! GOODLUCK AND KEEP UP WITH THE BULLSHIT! FOR REAL FOR REAL! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES! LOLOL!

    • Hate Killer

      WTF?!

      Who is this guy?

      - Killer!

  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest check me out if you like what you hear add me thanks

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  • just admit it

    i told yall this shit wasnt true, peedi crack didnt even say that beans and freeway got droped, i heard the interview with peedi talking bout it, peedi wack was droped cause he sucks. Hes garbage, his voice is annoying and his lyrics aint nothin special neither. Just next time dont blame yalls miss information on someone else, yall said that so people would read it. Matter fact you asswhole probably wont even approve this comment, so fuck yall anyway…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=18920 Jay

    i second pierzy that is a great move in terms of buisness i kno i would drop half them dudes who not bringin the gwop in. but hopefully now with jay gone artists will get the necessary promtion n timing on an album and hiphop bak upppp.. i can dream right?

    ps jonathan jus shut the hell up already i c ur comments all the time ur jus strait corney n annoying.. internet thug

  • Oil’s Thicker Than Blood

    So what?!
    Then they all did get dropped!
    Beans album belly flopped him unconscience, and Freeways new album will struggle to Gold, maybe. Good Luck.

    Man, we forgot Peedi was still even on a lable until yesterday!
    Chris and Neef – Totally forgot them too!

    “ROC boys have left the building alright!”

    Nobody in the South really cares anyway.

    - Killer!

  • J King

    Fuck is it Peedi Peedi or Peedi Crakk…nigga make up ya mind.

  • The Rapper Reccession Continues

    IT”S OVER!

  • http://myspace.com/pimpaudio Don P

    Well Hov is supposebly working out a deal to have a label over at Itunes … my guess is he would take the R.O.C Artists with him since Def Jam own most if not all of Rocafella….

    EVERYBODY GO OUT AND GET FREEWAYS FREE AT LAST straight fire !!

  • http://myspace.com/pimpaudio Don P

    Well Hov is supposebly working out a deal to have a label over at Itunes … my guess is he would take the R.O.C Artists with him since Def Jam own most if not all of Rocafella….

  • Jammer

    The whole ROC and Jay-Z included have brought nothing to hip hop in the last 6 years.

    So if it dies it won’t bother anyone who really enjoys music.

  • BookmZZ

    Roc-a-fella yall….who ya wit?

  • fireforreal

    Peedi is wack anyway.He’s just mad becuase he ain’t hot no more and been saying subliminal shit about jay for 2 years.The just don’t want to fuck with him because just like J-hood he’s taking the wrong approach to leaving.If you want to bounce and your not happy,holla at jay on the side and leave and keep it peace.Don’t be on some hoe shit.The streets never respect that.

  • MDAce15

    I think alot of people are forgetting Jay may not be the president of def jam anymore but yes he still does own roc-a-fella records. If you recall the main reason dame wwas hurt was because he felt they all built roc-a-fella together, but when def jam bought the roc, def jam made the decision to get rid of dame and biggs but then after that they sold the label back to jay after they made him president of def jam and dame felt that jay was cheating them by not partnering with them again. Check it out. go back to the articles from when the roc first broke up and see for yourself. Personally Im a ROC fan and I feel there would never have been a roc without jay, he was the sole moneymaker for like the first 5 or 6 years.

  • http://www.myspace.com/93rddon Dready

    So whats next for the roc? i mean that label came to far for it to just die now….plus they just signed jadakiss,uncle murda, tru life. And Young chris album suppose to drop. They need to get it together…ROC FOR LIFE…WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DYNASTY SIGN, THE CHAIN, THE CLOTHING? WE CANT FUCKING DIE NOW!!!!!!

  • LONDON DAZZA

    OI MDAce15 WHAT ABOUT KANYE!!
    HES HAD THE RAC ON HIS BACK FOR A WHILE ALREADY!!

  • latino heat

    peedi’s mad cause nobody would ever buy a album from a dude named peedi peedi. lol! that was the worst name for a rapper EVER! dude always sucked balls though, he said the same shit all the time. they tried many times to push him, remember ne-yo’s 1st video? he was in that shit and still couldn’t get a buzz. that niggarican track with n.o.r.e, a few years back was hot, and still no buzz for peedi. just go away and stop hatin on everybody who didn’t get dropped. anyway, i heard beans and freeway on g unit radio a few weeks ago, and they are pissed off at the current situation over there. beans said they just through his album out as a tax write off, knowing he was gonna get burried in the fourth quarter by bigger artists. seriously whoever owns the name rockafella needs to just give it up. nobody cares anymore. beans and freeway need to go independent, which they both said they wanted to do during the interview, and kanye can stay at def jam. all those other tax write off’s nobody cares about.

  • prevster

    Peedi had a good mixtape put last month but he really proved himself on the last beanie sigel project..
    I dig’m..

    Still don’t know why they dropped the ball on Sigel. That last album wa hard.. If the labels had supported that Scarface, Beanie, Ghost, styles P -movement it’d had its impact. Yet they need to get some low-budget street-vids..

    A damn shame

    BTW Rain had Scarface on it.. I guess he won’t be in the vid?