Beanie Sigel Says He Was A "Commodity" To Roc-A-Fella, Compares Meek Mill's Music Career To His

Beanie Sigel reflects on his time spent at Roc-A-Fella Records, expresses his appreciation for Meek Mill.

With the days winding down until the start of Philly rapper Beanie Sigel’s prison sentence, the State Property leader has been making the rounds in the media. Just yesterday Sigel appeared on MTV’s Rap Fix Live alongside fellow rapper Jadakiss and earlier today (August 24) he appeared on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to discuss his upcoming prison sentence, Roc-A-Fella, and even fellow Philadelphian Meek Mill.

Although it’s been several years since Sigel left Roc-A-Fella Records, the rapper’s distaste for the label is still quite present. During his interview with The Breakfast Club he went on to reveal that he felt used by the label during his time there.

“I was an asset. I was a commodity to Roc-A-Fella,” Sigel explained in a video posted on 2DopeBoyz.com. “Like I said people got rich off of my unique thinking out loud. And Jay made a statement, ‘Beans I ain’t tryna change you. I’mma just give you some game.’ But where the game coming from?”

On a less serious note Sigel spoke on Maybach Music artist Meek Mill who he says reminds him a lot of himself at that age.

“I love Meek man for what he doing. Looking at Meek Mill is a fun thing to do cause it’s like looking at myself coming with Roc-A-Fella at the age of 22, 23-years-old,” said Sigel. “And him the same thing with him with Ross with Maybach Music and him accomplishing what he’s doing is a good feeling. A lot of people, like when you in the mix of it and you running time go by quick. You on the road and you’re doing shows and you on tours, you don’t really get to see your career until it’s over…But me I’m blessed with being able to look at Meek Mill do his thing with Ross.”

Sigel is expected to begin his prison sentence on September 12. His upcoming album, This Time, will be released prior to the start of his prison sentence on August 28.

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71 Comments

  • Anonymous

    ill buy his album so he can money on his books

  • Anonymous

    what do niggas see in this Meek Mill dude?!?!? I swear i be trying to figure it out, cause his shit is straight peanut butter filled ass cheeks with nice beats to me. someone explain to me the allure of that nigga PLEASE!

  • Anonymous

    .....big slouchy ass, syrup sippin', pill poppin' bum ass nigga...damn Beans, terrible look...

  • Anonymous

    meek mill is trash

    • Anonymous

      man i agree 100% his shit is wack as fuck and i tried to rock with it. he dont be talkin about shit and the nigga cadence when rapping sound like he got his finger in his mouth like a fuckin baby or something

    • Anonymous

      hahahaahahaha youre a fuckijng bitch ass hater get the fuck out of here u dont know what youre talking about. meek one of the illest dudes alive. period. listen to all his mixtapes. dude spits from the heart and makes bangers u fucking lame

  • Anonymous

    This guy keeps complaining but he made 3 albums for roca fella, so stop bitching. is it jay's fault you didnt went platinum????

    • Anonymous

      I would love to have been a commodity of the Roc. Only, I would have saved my money and wouldnt have committed pointless crimes.

  • Aristocrat

    Shout out to the fist .you on point with yours,. Didn't jayz defend beanie saying it should of been beans because of seniority when dame gave camron the position president of rockafella . The beginning stage of the breakup .

  • KIzman

    Time to end this G.O.A.T. foolishness. In this constant debate about Jay-Z being the best ever I read things like "Nas will destroy Jay-Z" or "Eminem got a better flow than Jay" Those are OPINIONS. When will you fools learn that you can't win a debate with OPINIONS. Every rapper has a different style based on where they are from, the time period in which they were most successful, and their unique personality. We all can go on for days about our personal preferences but in a debate criteria like this is completely IRRELEVANT and automatically BIASED. The only way to win a debate is with cold hard FACTS. And the fact of the matter is that, when you weigh all of the tangible criteria (Sales, Critical Acclaim, Consistency, Longevity, and Impact) Jay-Z makes the strongest case for the G.O.A.T. Eminem has sold nearly twice as much as Jay-Z, and he is Jay's equal when it comes to longevity and impact. But Em lacks the consistency or critical acclaim that Jay-Z has (Im not talkin cult/fanboy classics, Im talkin CERTIFIED classics. XXL/Rolling Stone/Source approved) Eminem is VERY close though. Nas has enjoyed more critical acclaim and more overall respect in the hip-hop community through the years. And he's definitely equal to Jay with longevity and impact. But he hasn't been no where near as much of a consistent presence in hip-hop as Jay has. And he is obviously lacking in the sales department. Lil Wayne just may be the most consistent rapper of all time. He's no slouch when it comes to longevity and impact either. His glaring flaw? In his 12 year career Lil Wayne has yet to drop a truly critically acclaimed classic album (and it can be done in this climate. just look at kanye's discography). Also, contrary to popular beleif, Wayne lacks in the sales department. Sure, Tha Carter III and IV are blockbuster albums, but his OVERALL sales of 10 mil US pale in comparison to Jay-Z's 31 mil. 2pac is a touchy subject. When it comes to impact, pac takes the cake. No other rapper touched the world like 2pac did. He, like Em, has also sold more than Jay and he was very consistent in his time. Sadly, 2pac passed before his time which allowed Jay-Z to surpass him in longevity and critical acclaim. LL Cool J was the prototype for what a G.O.A.T. could be. He has enjoyed the most longevity, and he was fairly consistent, but his sales, acclaim and overall impact are no where near the likes of 2pac, Eminem, and ofcourse Jay-Z. Biggie, Rakim, Common, Snoop, the list goes on. All of these MC's are great but none of them have the total G.O.A.T. package like Jay-Z does. Jay-Z is the 3rd highest selling rapper of all time, and the richest. He's one of the most acclaimed (perhaps only rivaled by his boy Kanye). He dropped multi-platinum albums YEARLY from 96'-03', and he is still going strong today. He's been in the game since 88'. He's impacted hip-hop in countless ways from starting one of the 1st successful MC-owned record labels, to being the 1st non-athlete with a signature shoe, to surpassing the likes of Elvis with #1 albums. Jay-Z is without question the Greatest MC Of All Time. Period. You don't have to listen to him everyday (Im currently on my Kendrick wave). You don't even have to like him. But for goodness sake, RESPECT THE FACTS.

    • Anonymous

      iit's just your opinion bro, stop printing it like it's law. Music is supposed to be about creativity and not biased points and opinions. Some would say jay alienated a very large portion of his fan base to gain another, thats why a nas critic does'nt have to write long essays about his acheivements other than rap. He's not taken a step backward creative wise, to me thats how you carry the genre forward, not selling out for commercial gains.

    • da1

      I was on your side until you said that lil wayne maybe the most consistent rapper of all time. Then everything else you said in my opinion just fail apart. Nice try though

    • milehighkid303

      THIS guy OPENS with saying all this is opinion THEN formulates a well put together essay and then TRIES to PROVE that Jay is the GOAT, then at the end you SAY he is PERIOD as if it is truly FACT!? LOL, homie, you contradicted yourself.....BESIDES FUCK sales bruh.....like The Green Eye Bandit said, "Son sold more records BUT SON SUCKS...." Fuck sales bruh, some of the stuff you listed is true far as longevity and shit. But this is HIP HOP, it's ALL opinion based bruh, TOO many ill MC's to crown one. Cause TO ME.....Talib Kweli ETHER'S all. ONE.

  • ERic

    Come on Bennie you a grow ass man making money and you was still doing dumb shit now look at you blaming Jay cause he dis-associated himself from bullshit

  • Anonymous

    no one raps anymore they just say shit

  • da1

    How did Jay, Dame, and that other dude make millions off of Sigel when the most sigel ever did was go gold? Jay said it himself this guy had his own record label, clothing line, movies and still didn't go plat.What more can you do for someone like that? When Fabolous was going platinum back to back he didn't have any of that.

    • Anonymous

      The label was an imprint under Roc, the clothing line was thru Roc, the movies were thru Roc. If you can't see it now, I can't help you.

  • Anonymous

    should stfu with his ol homeless lookin ass

  • damn

    is good to see a change in hip hop but at the same time these are hard times. people cock suckin rick ross, wayne and shit cause they couldnt handle stayin true so now they just envying the money.. damn

    • Anonymous

      what does that even mean? cocksuckin rick ross and lil wayne? just because you dont like everybody else must also not like them otherwise they are cocksucking? lol... get over it.

  • Pro. Soundz

    beanie sounds like hes coming down from a high. good to see him doing his thing however

  • Anonymous

    smoke weed every day and you too can look just like or maybe snoop dogg hahahah

  • Anonymous

    yeah your right was you only hot for minute. he can still flow though but shit production

  • Anonymous

    "Young Chris Peedie a Beast and so is Freeway" Scrubs...

  • Anonymous

    This nigga look horrible. like rock bottom horible

  • Anonymous

    cant believe niggas have to audacity to blame jay for this man's circumstances. cant even show up to an interview with his head right. SMDH

  • Anonymous

    And now you're a Con-oddity.

  • PSY Says :

    LMAO Look At This Nigga Still Talkin About rocking fellas man just let go soo what jay z bent u over and fucked u dry just go and do your time and get fucked some more.....Gangname style

  • PSY Says :

    LMAO Look At This Nigga Still Talkin About rock fellas man just let go soo what jay z bent u over and fucked u dry just go and do your time and get fucked some more.....Gangname style

  • PSY Says :

    LMAO Look At This Nigga Still Talkin About rock fellas records man just let go soo what jay z bent u over and fucked u dry just go and do your time and get fucked some more.....Gangname style

  • PSY Says :

    LMAO Look At This Nigga Still Talkin About rockin fellas records man just let go soo what jay z bent u over and fucked u dry just go and do your time and get fucked some more.....Gangname style

  • PSY Says :

    LMAO Look At This Nigga Still Talkin About rockin-fellas-records man just let go soo what jay z bent u over and fucked u dry just go and do your time and get fucked some more.....Gangname style

  • slick

    none of the people that leave jay have any success on their own

    • Anonymous

      Freeway grinding on the low

    • Anonymous

      lol niggas always blame jay for another mab's life decisions. i guess its also jay's fault that beans is overweight as well.

    • Anonymous

      /watch?v=-gcpR8yZdn8

    • Anonymous

      also there is this funny video of beans tryna kiss some dude on youtube.. he looks mad gay in it.. i think that had something to do with his downfall..

    • Anonymous

      Thats because he steals their styles and ad hits and throw money at other starving artist. Beans had talent just no business sense ...he high in the interview now....There is no one on Roc nation talent wise better than anyone in state property....arguably Jay Electronica = Beans J Cole< Young Chris Peedie a Beast and so is Freeway

  • Justice

    Like Jay said, this Negro was a liability to forward progression, his own worst enemy. In and out of jail, beefing with everybody...you cant build a franchise with someone like that. That's why State Prop didn't last all that long.

  • Sco*

    ...this dude is leaning on a kick stand throughout the interview....lol.......

  • Anonymous

    ...and the loser had his own clothing line...like one of my kids dawg..never satisfied.

  • Anonymous

    Fat fuck got 3 albums, his own label to provide for his crew, 2 movies, a ton of $$$, pussy from chix he would never be able to speak to...and still behaving like a bitter ungrateful broad...nigga let it go...go to jail and read a bunch of books, get ya mind right...all that shit I explained you had...ya dumass was still out there doing ignorant shit...the game Jay provided for you was the life you fucked up...

  • Fuck Marcy

    Fake thug, no love, you get the slug, CB4 Gusto Your luck low, I didn't know til I was drunk though You freak niggaz played out, get fucked and ate out Prostitute turned bitch, I got the gauge out 96 ways I made out, Montana way The Good-F-E-L-L-A, verbal AK spray Dipped attache, jumped out the Range, empty out the ashtray A glass of 'ze make a man Cassius Clay". that pretty much sums Beans to me a str8 fugasie

    • Anonymous

      been be knocking niggas out on some trifling street shit yet its jay's fault that he is where he is?

    • thefist

      Can't beef with him when he's in jail lol. And for a homework assignment ^^ , finish this equation. Suga Knight was the hardest nigga in Rap in the early 90s until the early 2000s now he's broke, been shot at and plaid out. Someone will always be harder; Your assignment is to tell me, on a curve, how long does the "hard" image last until it fizzles out and no one cares.. the equation is Tupac/Suga Knight X Beanie Sigel - Bullshit (squared)

    • Anonymous

      naw you got it wrong Beans is no joke that nigga be knocking niggas out. Niggas dont beef with Beans point blank period.

    • thefist

      perfect verse, but educate them where it comes from Nas "The Message" from It Was Written Good Look Bruh

  • jay

    Yea Beans raw as hell, but you cant tell me he wasnt gone of the syrup. Dude was about to fall asleep..lol. Respect tho Beans the illest of out the Roc next to yanno

  • Anonymous

    this fat faggot should be grateful for being in the same room with some of the people he was with. irrelevant faggot.

  • Anonymous

    Didn't know Sigel had done that many albums.

  • mindrelated

    All I hear is him blaming everyone else for his short comings. You can not attribute all the good to you and all the bad to others. You could never stay out of jail for doing stupid nonsense to prover how tough you were.

  • Anonymous

    Jay, Dame, and Biggs did a lot for this nigga. The dude commenting named "thefist" is right! Jay said it back in 2001 on the BP track Momma Loves Me - "Beans I ain't tryin to change you - just give you some game to make the transition, from the street to the fame" Beanie should have handled his business. He would not have been in and out of jail the last 8 years and would more than what he is. He once called Memph Bleek, Jay-z hype man. SO WHAT. He is getting paid and feeding his fam. Beanie wish he was Jay-z hype man. Jay did a lot for him and he fucked him self

  • thefist

    Let's go back in time to all the times Roc-a-Fella got this fool out of jail and paid bail and court fees. He does realize he never went platinum; had two bentleys, a record label WITH A BUNCH OF ARTISTS and a clothing line? That's a lot for a semi-sucessful rapper, regardless of how talented he is/was and he is lyrically gifted - but he wasn't moving those units to have acquired what he did. You made out better than Memphis Bleek and he was Jay-Z's right hand man. I think you need to start speaking THE TRUTH and then you'll understand THE REASON why this is just THE BECOMING of an ass hole washed up rapper with delusions of grandeur. They should of scaled your ass back and maybe you would have appreciated shit.

    • thefist

      Someone with a low-income train of thought WOULD say that. At what point does it stop becoming loyalty and become you just paying/keeping a dude around you who ain't doing nothing productive. The idea is to help people help themselves to make their living situation better for their family. I think that was accomplished for Beanie.. he killed it being ignorant. But I got how people like you think that a brother is supposed to do everything for you and keep getting you out of shit that you can avoid by doing what's right. I bet you're typing this from jail/juvey. Don't nobody think like that unless they are a crab or a child. Ain't no Jay-Z Stan ish going on here.. just grown man shit bruh bruh..

    • Anonymous

      Another pussy who can't comprehend or undrstand the value of loyalty. like a true jay z stan, you actually think you realise the meaning of success.

    • thefist

      On a second thought, Beans is looking like Supa Head on the REAL!!! Stop all these damn press conferences looking like the other woman that Jay-Z dumped for Beyonce. Dame Dash signed you - when Roc-a-Fella split, Dame signed you again. Why you still on Jay-Z chain? Didn't 50 Cent gas you up to dis Jay-Z? Ask him for some commissary. I don't see Freeway all bent out of shape or any of those other State Property boys.. and YOU WAS THEIR BOSS!!???! Somebody get the sandman to sweep this n*gga off the stage...

    • Anonymous

      Real spit...

    • Anonymous

      ...NIICCEE....

  • HM

    Seems like a good dude that just trusted the wrong people with his career. I tell people all the time keep your idea to yourself until you have the money to do it. A friend will take you dream and make their reality. E-40 always said many years ago the game is to be sold not told. Food for thought interview, and his new album is very soulful respect pick up the new album it's fire.

  • Anonymous

    "Like I said people got rich off of my unique thinking out loud" He got rich too, but wasn't smart enough to play the game. If Beans had slowed down and focused solely on business, who knows where'd he be today. Probably not about to go to prison. Maybe on a major. Maybe in Ja's next movie, Pain Is Love 3D.

  • Get it together Beans

    Still on that syrup I see Beans..and he wonder why he is where he is blaming everyone but himself for being a moron.You threw your own career away and it's embarrassing you could even show up to an interview in that condition..

    • Anonymous

      Beans looked real bad in the interview nodding in shit. His speach was so slurred I thought the brother was speaking with auto-tunes on. Beans go do your time and get your mind right.

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