Billboard.com spoke to Beanie Sigel’s manager and he made it clear that Beanie Sigel and Freeway haven’t been dropped by Roc-A-Fella Records contrary to Internet reports that entire label’s roster had been let go.
Mark Byers, Beanie Sigel’s manager, told Billboard.com:
“Beans and Freeway didn’t get dropped,” says Beanie Sigel’s manager, Mark Byers. “I just got off the phone with L.A. Reid talking about the next video for Ã¢â‚¬ËœRainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ featuring Raheem DeVaughn that we’re about to release. We’re re-launching Beanie’s project and releasing a Ã¢â‚¬ËœRainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ remix with State Property.”
Internet reports had circulated this week that Roc-A-Fella’s entire roster of artists had been dropped by Def Jam. An unnamed source said the following:
“I don’t think there’s going to be a Roc-A-Fella anymore,” says the insider. “I do think each artist will have to go to the new people in charge and have a meeting separately. But the Roc artists aren’t going to roll over and die.”
There are still strong rumors online that Roc-A-Fella artist Peedi Peedi has been dropped. Peedi AKA Peedi Crakk released a Jay-Z diss song this week called “I’m Sorry.”