Beanie Sigel Says ''Everything Ain't Good At Roc-A-Fella,'' Tapes Non-Violence PSA

ImageWith the recent release of his latest album, The Solution, South Philly rapper Beanie Sigel hit up Angie Martinez's Hot 97 radio show to discuss his feelings about the new situation at Roc-A-Fella.

A hesitant Sigel expressed some unhappiness to the New York radio personality over the lack of support for Roc-A-Fella artists.

"Everything ain't good," he said. "It ain't good man. I mean people's situations ain't good right now ... Just with our projects, I feel as though the support ain't there. Ain't no support there."

As far as who's to blame, Sigel isn't pointing fingers in any particular direction.

"I don't know, whoever," he said. "It's a domino effect. Lot of people. One person can't get the blame for that."

"It just ain't the same like with the Roc-A-Fella stuff," he added. "We got all these artists man, we should be doin' records, we should be in the studio, we should be on tours, doin' whatever, shows and all that. It ain't happenin' man."

In related news Beans is urging youth to exercise their mind, not their trigger finger, in a new anti-violence public service announcement he recorded for hometown Philadelphia TV station, Fox 29.

The PSA opens with Sigel declaring "there's a black cloud over our city" and continues with the Roc-A-Fella artist urging youth to turn away from violence.

"It's just a message that's directed towards the youth and for the youth," Beans told Fox 29. "It gotta come from somebody that they not only respect but they know that been through what they goin' through. We are losing our youth at a rapid pace."

Philly area violence has left 375 people murdered over the past year. Though Sigel isn't exactly a poster child for peace, having been shot and imprisoned, not to mention rapping about violence on wax, he said his street background makes the message all that more credible.

"I got the scars, you know what I mean," he said. "I got the wounds. Why should they listen to me? Who else they gon' listen to?"

"I've been on both sides of the fence and the road that they travelin,' so it's gon' come to an end," he continued. "You'll lose your life in two ways, by death or just in jail ... The message is simple, just make smart choices. Better choices."

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