B.o.B. Cutting Guest Appearances

”He Wants It To Be His Album”
6:00AM ET July 7th, 2011
Contributor : Stephen Willis
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B.o.B. Cutting Guest Appearances

Rapper B.o.B. is looking to do what very few artists seem to be incapable or unwilling to do on a mainstream hip hop album; he’s keeping the guest appearances to a minimum. The rapper’s sophomore album will be short on guest spots according to producer Jim Jonsin.

“What Bob wanted to do was go into the lab himself and spend his time creating what he wanted his album to have, the direction he wanted,” Jonsin explained in an interview. “So we’re waiting on him to come back with that house that he’s built so we can go ahead and put all the fixtures in and try to help with it. He doesn’t want to do the feature records; he wants it to be his album.”


Beanie Sigel Says Jay-Z Killed G-Unit Deal

”I Asked Him To Just Let Me Go”
6:00AM ET July 7th, 2011
Contributor : Hip Hop Blog Staff
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Beanie Sigel Says Jay-Z Killed G-Unit Deal

Beanie Sigel blames his former friend and mentor Jay-Z for killing his chances of joining 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint. The Philadelphia rapper says that he was offered a deal to sign with G-Unit immediately after he was released from prison. Beans says, not only would he have been signed to the label as an artist, but G-Unit offered him his own label under their umbrella.

“When I first got out of jail, I had a meeting, a situation that was already lined up and set up where I could’ve had [a deal] over there,” said Sigel. “He wanted to give me a label, a whole label deal … and a whole lot of money too.”

But according to Beans, his loyalty to Jay-Z wound up hurting him in the long run.

“I told him I had to roll. ‘If you can’t make that situation happen for me, I gotta leave. I gotta go,’ ” he explained. “I asked him to just let me go — from Def Jam, not from Roc-A-Fella — because he was the president of Def Jam. ‘I want to leave Def Jam, I’m out. You’re the president, you can push that button. Let me get my release papers.’”

But Beanie says Jay had no intention of letting him walk.

“He was like, ‘Nah, let me see what I could do,’” Beanie recalls. “That ‘see what I could do’ turned into another two years.”