FRESH out today August 28th 2012 Beanie Sigel new album THIS TIME requires an instant play and listen. This is a moment in Hip Hop. Long are gone Beanie Sigel's days with the Roc Fella Family; Damon Dash and reigning superstar Jay Z. Beanie Sigel, released "This Time" on Ruffhouse/EMI. He has reunited with his State Property former crew. Watch our Staged Video bellow. Can he capture the imagination of his former urban teenager fans; even though they are now all grownups? Can he reach a younger fan base in the hoods he claims to represent when kids in the hood now embraces a variety of artist like Frank Ocean? Beanie Sigel, claims to be an homophobe. Will this hurt his sales or will he rally fans that share his controversial views to support his latest effort? This release is as much a referendum on how relevant his music is as his marketability today. Beanie Sigel knows that being against the current trend that has most rappers agreeing with President Obama; Jay Z ; Russel Simmons or TI on the issue of Gay marriage might give him an edge of sort; but this is risky business and it won't put him on the right side of history. Remember Eminem's gay slurs in his old lyrics and public comments against gays? Well they are gone now. Em choose to go the path of recovery and his music naturally found millions of new fans. So the question is can the quality of his music stand alone and make us forget the turmoils he has dealing with his own demons and the prison system. Beanie is reportedly surrendering to a Federal Prison on September 12th. Prison used to be a rite of passage for any wannabe gangster rapper that wanted to gain instant street cred. Nowadays rap stars like Kanye West or Kid Cudi are controversial & opinionated; the later has even often been filmed smoking pot. But you don't hear them glorifying prison. Heck even the first time I met Nas at an Hip Hop summit at The Manhattan Center 3 years back; Nassir Jones, was telling all the teens in the audience to stay out of jail. Long gone are 50 Cent back and forth game going in and out of jail; instead he presents himself as a driven entertainer that uses his experience of the streets to better himself and hundred of kids he has inspired in the community trough his charity programs giving brand new computers to kids. For some rappers the glory of hustling is still a favorite theme in their songs but they know with rap artists like Rick Ross, undeniably dominating the genre it is a further signal for them to focus on GOOD music rather than pushing to the incredulous fans other fictional gangsta cliches that no entertainer can backup in real life without ending up in prison. So let't play THIS TIME shall we... Lets start the conversation - LIKE us on FACEBOOk and Follow us on TWITTER - FAC.
FAC Featured Artist KREAUX
I met Kreaux 2 years ago. We were meeting at a studio midtown; I know he was in his best element; his partner played some tracks then he played some of his production. He smiled and shares some of his goals and dream with me.
His dream is FRESH and growing .To read this interview just released on Numode Mag and contact Kreaux go to Kreaux.com
GIFT IDEAS FAC
"Manifestation is preceded by an intense desire." - Djamee
We're always rich because we do what we love to do - FAC