A very special Happy Born day is in order for Hip-Hop titan 50 Cent. Today the G-Unit mastermind celebrates his 36th birthday. The Queens mogul was in Las Vegas over the weekend where he brought in the festivities with a few close friends. Later today we’ll continue the celebration for the birthday boy’s big day on our RapFix Live episode starting at 4 P.M. right here on RapFix. Got a birthday shout for 50? Send ’em here and show host Sway will read them live during the program.
Today’s latest edition of RapFix Live features none other than the Broad street bully, Beanie Sigel. Beanie will touch on his ongoing rift with Jay-Z and his reunion with crew State Property. Be sure to send your questions for Sigel so the Philly rapper can answer them.
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.”