Beanie Sigel Searches For "Solution" In Jay-Z/Dash Split, "There Are Still Questions That Need To Be
Beans, who was believed to have severed ties with the Roc, confirmed last month that he was still on the label that jump started his rap career.
In the candid Q&A, the Philly bred rapper divulged how the split between Jay-Z and Damon Dash affected him musically and personally.
"I still got a lot of ill feelings towards a lot of things in that situation," Beans stressed about the break up between the Roc founders. "But I just put it to the side. There are still a lot of questions that I feel need to be answered just for myself. As far as how we even let it get to this point"
During the split between Jay-Z and Dash, Beans was serving ten months behind bars for gun possession charges. Hov would maintain with the Roc-A-Fella imprint while Dash parted ways for other business ventures.
"That's why I had to fall back, because my whole album would've been that, because that's what was in me, that's what I was feeling," Sigel explained. "The whole breakup and things that was being said and being done, had me being bitter about a lot of things... Because a lot of people really ain't know what the situation was and people weren't speaking on it and I wanted to just give 'em my point of view. But at the end of the day I couldn't do that."
According to Beans, he was torn between choosing sides but settled with the Roc because he received a profitable deal. He also had contractual obligations to meet.
"Music is what I love. So being real to myself it was like, what am I gonna do in this situation? How do I feel about it? Is it a bad thing to go over here [to Roc-A-Fella]? Or was I not gonna deal with this situation because of pride, ego, whatever?" Beans revealed. "So it was just me flushing all that out. Because at one point I ain't like the results so when I came home I wasn't on Roc-A-Fella, I wasn't on Dame Dash Music Group, I wasn't on no label. I went to Def Jam and Jay was still the President over there and I still owe two albums under contract and we came to the agreement that I'm gonna be on the Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella situation but I needed a co-venture."
"I need to do my thing because I think I came too far to just be another artist," he emphasized. "But the situation ain't pan out how I wanted it to. Then I came back, a couple conversations, and I came through with some music. I guess before it was just me talkin like, 'This is what I want,' so I had to bring product. And everything has panned out at this point. I got a good situation right now so I'm gonna put this music out."
Beans, who has already collaborated with Just Blaze and Dre & Vidal for The Solution, claims he will be linking up with Scott Storch before wrapping up the project.
"We goin' to Miami to see Scott, see what we can pull out of him, then one more week in the studio, dig in hard for a week after Miami, then I'm gonna wrap up," Beans divulged, "See where I'm at, see if I'm comfortable closing out the album. If I'm comfortable, then I'mma close it out, if not I'mma keep on going."