The Philadelphia Daily News reports the surprise guest at Power 99’s Powerhouse Friday night concert at the First Union Center was Jay- Z, who performed ‘What to Do’ and ‘Hovie Baby’ to roars of the delighted crowd, while Beanie Sigel did likewise with ‘Mack Chick’.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the 21st birthday party for Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles ended up being a celeb packed bash at the Cascade Family Skating Center on Martin Luther King Drive on Saturday. Amongst the stars in attendance were Beyonce’s bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Jay-Z with protégés Beanie Sigel and Freeway, OutKast’s Big Boi, Monica, producers Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin, Musiq, Redman, Jagged Edge, Joi, Vibe magazine editor-in-chief Emil Wilbekin, and Kiely and Adrienne of 3LW.
Worldpop reports Beanie Sigel is alleged to have assaulted a heckler, who happened to be local rapper C Diddy, while performing at a club in upstate New York. According to a source, the heckler told Beanie, “You ain’t real. You ain’t sh*t. I’ll f*ck you up.” That set Sigel off and then he finally reacted by saying, “‘What, you think I’m a pu**y?” before jumping into the crowd and pummeling Diddy.
Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Cam’ron, and Philadelphia-based newcomer Freeway will release a collaborative effort under the Dream Team moniker in August, according to Roc-A-Fella Records chief Damon Dash. All five members of the Dream Team will share equal billing on the CD.
EUR spoke with Roc-A-Fella’s chief Damon Dash about the film ‘State Property’, which he said was created to give Beanie Sigel some mainstream PR, but turned into a successful film. Dash said, “The original concept was to do a straight to video for Beanie. His music and style are so raw we knew the traditional venues like radio, MTV and BET weren’t really going to give him his proper dues.” After the film did so well at the Urbanworld Film Festival, the idea of doing a wide release was decided upon.
Davey D. is sounding off on news that a white rapper named Shortyo in Philadelphia has used the term ‘nigga’ to diss Beanie Sigel with a song called ‘How Lovely’. Davey writes, “The fact that a Philly area artist recorded a diss song directed towards Beanie Sigel is newsworthy in itself but the racial element simply took it to a new and unfathomable level.”
Search queries for rapper Beanie Sigel were pretty low for the month of November and of course a far cry from the most popular Beanie, that would be ‘Beanie Babies’ with 59,848 searches on Overture.com. As for Sigel, he got 1493 searches for ‘Beanie Sigel’.
SOHH.com reports Canibus has taken aim at Roc-A-Fella emcee Beanie Sigel after Beans called him out in a track striking back in the track, “Who Owns You”.
MTV was on hand for the Power 99 (WUSL-FM)’s annual concert, PowerHouse in Philadelphia, which featured a continuation of the beef between Jadakiss and Philly’s own Beanie Sigel. Jadakiss first was recepted rather warmly, but after taking a stab at Beanie, the crowd booed him and hurled bottles on the stage. Beanie showed up later and said “Give a n—a 80 bars and he’s still talking?” Read more.