Beanie Sigel & Freeway Still Signed To Roc-A-Fella, Says Manager
According to Peedi, he was called into a Philly studio along with State Property cohorts Beanie Sigel and Freeway and told by a Def Jam A&R that they'd been dropped.
But Beanie Sigel's manager, Mark Byers, told Billboard that Beanie and Freeway still call Roc-A-Fella home.
"Beans and Freeway didn't get dropped," Byers said. "I just got off the phone with L.A. Reid talking about the next video for 'Rain' featuring Raheem DeVaughn that we're about to release. We're re-launching Beanie's project and releasing a 'Rain' remix with State Property."
Roc-A-Fella is an imprint on Def Jam that began to dissolve when founders Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem Burke went their separate ways in 2004. Jay-Z later took the position of president of Def Jam, and Roc-A-Fella artists have complained about getting little attention under Jay's watch.
In related news, the entire State Property camp, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Oschino and Sparks, the Young Gunz and Peedi Crakk, are currently preparing a reunion album to be released later this year. According to Billboard it will most likely be released by this summer.