Whatever happened to Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and that rapper, Freeway?
I witnessed the entire Roc A Fella Records in concert while in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Why did Jay Z become a multi million dollar mogul and his entire team were left to fend for themselves?
It was obvious Beanie Sigel took the Roc split the hardest.
He was suffering mentally, financially, and professionally, but I remained his fan.
I wanted to believe that Sigel’s career and his financial predicament would eventually change and by the Grace Of God, he would be able to land on his feet again.
It is tough world, when you are in the only girl in your neighborhood, repping for “Beans!”
I wanted him back in the forefront of Philadelphia rappers,but it never happened that way…
When I hear Meek Mill and others pay homage to the Philly rap elite that paved the way, most people think of the rapper Cassidy, but the first MC’s that come to my mind are Beanie Sigel and Freeway.
Those are the ones that flourished and we must remember Peedi Crack who I assumed also,would be doing big things for his town.
Why wouldn’t they be able to work together and make their town proud again?
I am not trying to be insensitive as Cam’ron in “Paid In Full” when he said, “People get shot every day.” but truthfully we all know “Rappers get locked up every day.”
Now Beanie Sigel is at a halfway house and now he can concentrate on bringing money and his talent to the game while getting his life back in order.
I still believe that Jay-Z could have tossed Beanie a million dollars, and let by bygones be bygones.
Some people will argue about them having beef.
Let’s be truthful, if you are struggling and you in your heart know that you helped someone’s empire and they gave you the cold shoulder, you wouldn’t be a little pissed off?
If I saw someone I was beefing with 2 years from now starving or about to get their house or car repossessed, no doubt I would help even if they called me every name in the world.
I would do it for their children, and for the friendship we once had, that we let slip away for whatever the reason.
That doesn’t mean we would be friends again, but out of humanity.
You should never forget who held you down.
I know it has to be crazy one minute to have thoughts of millions and then can’t find anyone to let you have $50.00 dollars.
Beanie needed someone.
Why didn’t they stop him from serving time?
They all could have helped.
Loyalty never dies.
Beanie Sigel will be in a halfway house until Decemeber 2014.
This is the time for the old “ROC BOYZ” to squash that beef and also regain their empire with their families.
They don’t have a reliable platform to present their music.
Many Hip Hop fans have asked,”Why doesn’t Jay Z,still show love to men that were part of his team. ”
Roc A Fella Records had a Hip Hop Renaissance but money and brothers losing loyalty will destroy everyone you are riding with, and that sadly happened to Beanie, and the rest of the team.
Get them all back in the studio.
Freeway is one of the best lyricist out here, period
He needs that door opened and Jay Z could open it with his eyes closed.
It would not move a piece of lint in his million dollar pockets.
They need you Jay Z, Beanie needs you and it is time to squash the beef and relive hip hop history, and musical beats that were the ROC’s trademark. Don’t understand what happened to the Roc, everyone has their own story?
I guess it depends on who you ask, when I witnessed Beanie Sigel during an interview it was so embarrassing that he was so high, his freestyle was barely audible and you could tell he was really going through some mess.
How could Beanie Sigel not be able to pay income on a million dollars?
That made absolutely no sense, he was a part of Jay Z’s musical team, not his janitorial team!
They all were suppose to be passed the million dollar mark as a team.
Beanie Sigel knew his destiny and realized he was facing sentence alone, maybe that is when he was just trying to survive.
He knew it absolutely nothing he could financially do, so he just let it happen.
Someone could have done something,when he was drowning in debt.
Your life becomes hectic and you are unsure of who you can trust and who will betray you.
In the end it seems no one in the Roc A Fella Records was worth the trust.
Now bring the sound back, let those men have a chance to make music.
Jay Z, you could make that happened in your sleep.
We can hold on to beef so damn long, until they are gone and then it is too late.