Beanie Sigel Signs Distribution Deal With EMI

Beanie Sigel inks a deal to distribute albums through the label.

Beanie Sigel has announced that he has signed a distribution deal with record label EMI under guidance of Chris Schwartz.

According to AHH, Beans plans to release a new mixtape followed by a studio album, The Classic. The connection was made after a mutual friend suggested Schwartz check out his music.

“That’s what kind of pushed me to really do this album again. I was sought out by Chris Schwartz. He had a situation at EMI and was looking for an artist. I had just recorded a couple songs in the studio. Somebody heard a record and they was like, ‘You should check out Beanie Sigel. He hasn’t been doing anything.’”

Sigel, who was previously signed with Roc-A-Fella Records, said that distribution deals with E1, Orchard, Koch and Asylum were on the table, but that he went with his gut. It is unclear if his collaborative album with Scarface, Mack and Brad, will release through EMI.

“When I talked with him, the first conversation was kind of generic – it was like, ‘Uhh yeah.’ I had deals on the table. I’ve been approached by everybody from everywhere – from E1, well to Koch first, then to E1 to Orchard to Asylum, independent distributors. For me, to sign to a major, it’s like, ‘For what?’ I’m too far advanced for that to move to a 360 deal. I’ve learned too much of the business to put myself in that type of position.”

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13 Comments

  • NEGRO

    I DONT CARE HOW MUCH IT SELLS, BUT THE SHIT WILL BE DOPE. BEANIE IS ONE OF THE MOST CONSISTENT NIGGAZ IN THE GAME AND WAS THE 2ND BEST RAPPER IN THE ROC!

  • insanemacbeth

    if this is true, then good for BEANS. just do your ting, BEANS...and forget about JAY-Z; because JAY isn't thinking about your welfare!

  • DaStudioKing

    Beanie Sigel Signs Distribution Deal With EMI ----------------- Prediction: 3500 first week. > 30K first year.

  • me5too88

    yea the broad street mean bully is done ...move over

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Great move. Underrated move of the year actually. EMI is the same people that scored the plug with Raekwon back in 2009 for OB4CL. We already saw the uncut raw that EMI will push. Beans can finally be Beans. Just make street music and come with those provocative lyrics without concerning himself with the bullshit label radio single push bullshit. The production is what I'm really looking to seeing. He better have ALC on speed dial.

  • Anonymous

    I always liked Beanie, he actually always reminded me of an East Coast Scarface, nothing pretty or polished, just brutal truth & reality raps The Truth is still one of my favorite albums of all time, I hope things work out for him

    • Anonymous

      Your on point with that one, with Beans you get nothing but pure honesty. The industry really is a phoney mans game for the most part, thats why he ain't fuck with the majors on a 360 level

  • Anonymous

    You should check out Beanie Sigel. He hasnt been doing anything. That pretty much says it all...

  • tu d

    Lets hope Beanie sigel puts that talent to good use and keeps out of the arms of the law You've proven that your more than capable of murdering mc's on a record. People don't realise it's rap, and beanie is still a human being afterallgoing through experiences like anyone else. Has actually paid mighty dues in the rap world and seems like a good dued who owes nobody anything.

  • poetic assasin

    lol @ too far advanced. I just hope he stays away from the petty crap and puts out quality music- a lot people don't get a chance at all never mind 2-3

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