Some call him the Truth, others call him the Reason, but most just call him [artist id="509100"]Beanie Sigel[/artist]. And next Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, we'll call the former Roc-A-Fella rapper our guest when he joins Sway on "RapFix Live."
There will be much to talk about with the Philadelphia MC as we will address his relationship with Jay-Z, the brash comments he's made about Hov and the apology he supposedly issued to Jigga at the top of June.
Last week, during a radio appearance on Sirius XM, the Broad Street Bully denied that he ever apologized to Jay-Z and charged that his quotes were taken out of context by XXL magazine, the outlet that first broke the news of Beans' supposed olive branch. He did, however, acknowledge that it was Jay-Z who gave him his start in hip-hop, and for that he expressed his gratitude.
Sigel rose to rap prominence after he was signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, where he released his debut album, The Truth, in 1999. Respected equally for his rap bars as well as his street bravado, the MC has seen his career tainted by legal trouble. In 2004, Beans was sentenced to a year and a day in prison after he pled guilty to federal weapon charges. It was around this time that Roc-A-Fella co-founders Jay-Z and Damon Dash split, leaving the company fractured and forcing artists on their roster to choose sides. Sigel managed to release 2005's The B. Coming on Dash's DDMG label and then his 2007 follow-up, The Solution, on Roc-A-Fella Records two years later. Still, the relationship between him and Jay has since been damaged.
In 2009, Sigel addressed the drama and threw shots at Jay-Z on several songs, including "What You Talkin Bout," a track he released in October of that year.
Now, Sigel aims to set the record straight on the next episode of "RapFix Live."