Philly rapper Beanie Sigel has not posted anything to his Twitter account since August 30.
But today he is one of the top ten topics of discussion on the popular social networking site, where fans, former collaborators and former label mates alike are still talking about his surprise verbal assault on rapper Jay-Z.
It was on Twitter, as a matter of fact, that many learned of Sigel’s new song “Average Cat,” the diss record he debuted via DJ Kay Slay’s “The Drama Hour” radio show on Hot 97 in New York early Friday morning (October 30).
Around midnight, the self appointed “Drama King” announced that he had would be premiering Sigel’s diss at about 12:30.
“That phone call from Beanie Sigel was definitely a call to remember,” he shared with his followers three hours later. “The convo to getting that joint [to] premier… phew… HipHop [at] its Finest.”
Shortly thereafter, multi-platinum producer Just Blaze, who played a prominent roll in Roc-A-Fella Records’ legacy and has contributed to all of Sigel’s album simply tweeted, “first the fat boys break up… can’t believe what I’m listening to.”
And once the track had found its way onto the internet, less than an hour after its radio debut, Brooklyn rapper Fabolous was among the first to distribute a link to the audio via Twitter.
Fab’s thoughts on the topic are representative of what most fans and artists, including Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s Lil’ Cease have expressed.
“To me its disappointing,” Fab stated overnight. “I hate [to see] family fight.. But I don’t know either side of the story. So I’m neutral & enjoyin’ the music, as u should. I hate hip hop family splits & beef’s… I jus love hip hop unity but I guess people grow apart too.. but when u do, do u gotta s**t on or diss the people who were ur family?”
The online chatter grew louder once Beanie Sigel discussed his motives with Charlemagne Tha God on Philadelphia’s 100.3 The Beat Friday morning.
Yet while many considered his statements a shocking revelation of the inner workings of Roc-A-Fella Records, for one rapper, it struck an all too familiar chord.
“After Hearing Beanie’s story, people can stop wondering what happened with us and Dip Set/Roc-a-Fella,” said Mayhem of the London-based group S.A.S. “They have you around to benefit them! Makes me feel better that it ain’t jus us. Damn, is 50 the only guy in the East Coast that made his whole team rich?”
On Friday afternoon, the situation came full circle, when Memphis Bleek offered the first response from Sigel’s former inner circle.
“Just waking up my phone going crazy over this Segiel [sic] s**t,” he posted just minutes after State Property’s Young Chris offered a simple “No Comment.” “I just seen son at Powerhouse, wasn’t nothing now its something….. I’m lost on that…. Guess that’s how the rap game work
“And for the rec,” he continued, “I can’t diss that’s my nigg we gotta get up an chop it up that’s all.He know me that’s all I could say.”
As for the numerous artists who have previously beefed with Jay-Z, only one has responded.
In the midst of promoting his forthcoming fourth solo LP The R.E.D. Album, The Game slipped in his two cents, writing “& Yeah I’m ridin wit Beans no matter what Rae think!!!”
I cannot help but think these Jackson brothers are really trying to cash inon Michael’s death; to such a degree it seems the grieving process has been skipped.
When I heard the reports of what Jay did to Beanie Sigel and then posted them on this site I hoped it wasn’t true but Sigel’s new diss song to Jay confirms it, damn how did we get here Jay?
DJ Khaled is at it again as he unleashes his much anticipated new single today! The new smash-in-the-making banger “Fed Up,” features Usher, Drake, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.
“Fed Up” is the first official single/look from Khaled’s forthcoming new studio album Victory which will be released in early 2010 and it features Usher, Young Jeezy, Drake and Rick Ross.
DJ Khaled says, “This is excitement!!!! This is a movvvvvvie!! God is so good!! This is a hit record! ‘VICTORY’ coming soon! I work so hard to make this happen for us the people. We The Best!!!!!”
Previous Khaled hits have included platinum certified songs like “I’m So Hood” and Gold singles “Out Here Grindin’” and “We Takin’ Over.”
This Triple C’s movement is in full effect. Check out the new video for Triple C’s – Trickin’ Off featuring Gucci Mane. Thanks to Ms. Niki Blaze and her fine dimples for this one.
Check Jay HOVA’s new video ‘Empire State of Mind’ below:
50 shows his his intelligents once again in a revealing interview. Don’t underestimate the legend; yes legend. Peep it:
By Ismael AbduSalaam
Apparel licensing company and Rocawear manufacturer Iconix has completed a new deal that gives them a 51% stake in the Ecko clothing brand.
The deal gives Iconix a majority stake in Ecko’s private portfolio, and was finalized for the amount of $63.5 million.
Iconix expects a quick turnaround on their investment, projecting the venture to generate $42-$44 million in revenue by the end of 2010.
If the projection proves accurate, Iconix will post a $26 million share of the proceeds.
Iconix chief executive Neil Cole expects the success to stem largely from Ecko’s diverse brand which currently boasts 12 distinct lines such as Ecko Unlimited (men), Ecko Red (women), Zoo York (skateboarding), and Marc Ecko Scopes (eyewear).
“Ecko already has strong licensing partners and a robust European platform, from which we could leverage the rest of our portfolio,” Cole explained in a statement.
In addition, Cole verified that Ecko founder Marc Ecko will retain his position as the brand’s chief creative officer. Ecko was founded as a small, urban clothing line in 1993.
Over the past 16 years, Marc Ecko has expanded his brand from its initial strong Hip-Hop following to mainstream acceptance and recognition.
The new agreement follows Ecko’s previous marketing and merchandising deal with G-Unit Clothing, which spanned from 2003-2008.
Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow has officially been released from Immigration authorities and is heading to Belize today, AHH has confirmed.
Shyne was released from the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials today (October 27) and deported to Belize, his original country of origin, where his father Dean Barrow serves as Prime Minister.
The rapper boarded a Continental Airlines flight in Buffalo, New York with Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree.
He is slated to enter Belize City around 5:00 PM EST, where he will be interviewed and processed by Belize police.
Shyne, born Jamal Barrow, served almost nine years in prison for his role in a violent nightclub shooting in 1999 involving Bad Boy mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and his ex-girlfriend, actress Jennifer Lopez.
The 31-year-old rapper will be received by his uncle and Belize parliament member Michael Finnegan in addition to Prime Minister Barrow.
While Shyne’s uncle stated that the rapper may eventually leave Belize to pursue a recording career from a European country, another source stated that he may take up residence in a Caribbean country closer to the United States.
This is the movie that is coming with 50′s new album, ‘Before I Self Destruct’.