Beanie Sigel Calls Out Jay-Z in New Track, Explains Why On Philly Radio

2009-10-30-jaybeansIt’s Friday (October 30), and while Halloween falls on a weekend this year and everyone’s getting excited, the only topic on everyone’s mind is the controversial track Beanie Sigel dropped targeting Jay-Z … called “I Ain’t Ya Average Cat.”

On the track, Beans details his frustrations with his former boss, the label he helped build (in Roc-A-Fella), and how Jay denied him a chance at inking a deal that would’ve gotten him “real money.” Then later, when the song comes to an end, the Philly rapper rants for two-plus minutes, explaining the reasoning behind the song.

“This ain’t about a dollar, this ain’t about me hating on you, or anything. Cuz, I never asked you for a dollar,” Beanie Sigel said. “When I came home from jail … you ain’t come one day to see me. Not one picture, or a letter. I went to the office and asked you: ‘Let me off Roc-A-Fella Records, out that situation, because somebody — no name, no blame — wanted me and wanted to give me some real money.’ You bounced that tennis ball around in your office for an hour, and went back-n-forth with me and told me you wasn’t gonna let me go.

“You was in the position to let me make my own money, and you couldn’t do that,” he continued.

Still, even with the problems he mentioned, Beanie makes it clear the track isn’t “a green light for everybody to make diss Jay-Z records.” Instead, it’s just a disagreement between brothers.

“I still got love for the n****,” said Beans. “This is like taking my brother in the yard for five minutes, cause I got a knot in my chest that I need to untangle.”

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Following the track’s release, Beans dropped in on Charlamagne Tha God’s morning show on Philly radio station 100.3 on Friday to discuss the new track, and why he felt compelled to drop it.

During the interview, he explained that he felt slighted for not being included on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3. That, in addition to the way things went down in the past resulted in Beans airing out his feelings on wax.

“Jay in another place and I understand that. He did what he did … As far as signing people to Roc-A-Fella Records, you did that,” Sigel said on air. “But as far as the push that people coulda got that really could have did things, you didn’t do that. If you look at 50 Cent — no disrespect to the G-Unit, cause I love the way 50 Cent did with his dogs — but if you look at it, them dudes got more money and more bread than anybody in State Property. Because 50 made sure of that. 50 took his people on tour and paid them, not tell them it was a good look for them to be on tour.”

During the tenure at the Roc, State Property dropped hit records like “Feel It In the Air” (Beanie Sigel), “Roc the Mic” (Freeway) and “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” (Young Gunz) — and even starred in two State Property movies and a clothing line, which eventually hit major department stores.

Beans revealed that Damon Dash was the one who helped him with the SP Clothing line, but in the end, even Dame screwed him.

“The clothing line and all that came about cause Dame did that. Dame gave me the clothing line,” Beans told Charlamagne. “I got the Pro-Keds thing that came from a situation that I did, but then Dame backdoored the sneak and gets with the licensee guy who licenses Rocawear and buys the license out the Pro-Keds, without me knowing it. So now, I am not getting 50% profit that I would be getting off every Pro-Ked sneaker sold with the SP logo on it like the original deal was…

“As a team player, why just wear the Pro-Keds when I can cross-market it and have my own sneaker? Then Dame stopped making Pro-Keds with the SP symbol on it,” he continued.

The ROC was, at one time, one of the most powerful labels in the game, but its run is now over. According to Beanie, he hasn’t spoken to Jay in over two years. And Dame, well, his spending was the reason for Roc-A-Fella’s demise, he said.

12 comments
  1. Damn sham,I feel for Beans it’s as though his brothers turned their back on him,I love Jay but that shit wrong for real 2 years that’s crazy I thought them dudes were true friends,50 is garbage as an artist but he takes care of his people you can’t even front even Buck was straight.

  2. you was on the r.o.c beans stop cryin. what did u want? jay to hold ur hand. the roc got more exsposure than the unit. beans should have made the most of it. instead he would rather be hood an go back to jail. he gave you a chance when u got out the 1st time. banks an yayo cant go wood. thats why fifty quit throwin money away. why kanye didnt need a big push? talent. its funny bleek was the most wack; but atleast he tryna get outta jay shadow an stand on his own 2 feet

  3. It’s sad because I like both of them. Blactai & Slab, 50 might have made his boys rich but you have to be a coward and yes man to get paid. Money isn’t worth that.

  4. JAY-Z IS DONE!!!!!

    WITH A HISTORY OF BACK-STABBING AND SHADY DEALS?????

    PEEP’S ARE GON BECOME AWARE THAT THIS N*GGA AIN’T WORTH BUMPING HIS MUSIC!!!!

    THEN AGAIN, BEANIE SIEGEL IS A GROWN AZZ MAN AND WELL HE KNEW WUT KIND OF N*GG*Z THEY WERE A LONG TIME AGO!!!!

    SO WHY CRY NOW????

    PICK UP THE BROKEN PIECES AND MOVE ON, AIN’T HE A HUSTLER????

  5. @2thpick, I co-sign you. Sometimes you can’t blame everyone for your problems. A lot of people can’t get a door opened like Jay did for him and Bleek. Too many brothers act like they have to stay a criminal to be real. You don’t need respect from people that won’t never amount to nothing.

  6. you never bite the hand that feeds you but in the end every man stands alone. if jay and damon gave him state property,record deal and other things he should have seen the bigger picture on doing good with his new life and wealth instead of going backwards of being a slim ball of a hustler.

  7. I just want evetything to comeoug so i can decide for myself i am a die hard jay-z fan since reasonable doubt so i hope he did nothing crutey , i liked beans when he was with the roc i was hurt when the break up came about i understand where beany coming from the image presented was they were a fam and you dont leave fam high and dry please say its not so jay cause disloyalty make people look at u different and lose respect at least real mutherfuckers will!!!!!

  8. grow up i mean really, u saying he did so much for u but he didnt push u to go farther, u should have thought about that when u wanted to spend time in the pin, now u talking bout “whats up wangsta” go get on their track and see how far u get . Congrads J leave that baggage behind

  9. Well all these emotions got me wonder and I also wonder what happen to his state p money and what happen to the state p crew? feedback anyone?

  10. desperate peeps to do desperate things.

    controversy sales over creative integrity.

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