Beanie Sigel & Jadakiss Are Way Past Beef. Now, They Bully Mics Together (Audio)
One of Rap’s beefs that feels so distant it’s hard to imagine it ever even existed is Roc-A-Fella and Ruff Ryders. Truly a byproduct of a rift between Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss, the two enforcers for Jay Z and DMX continued to throw spicy criticism of each other in subliminal bars, and later in interviews.
While things never seemed to carry over into the streets of Yonkers, New York or South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Heads knew. Ironically, in the mid-2000s, when both artists were Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam label-mates did they bury the tension, care of a major surprise collaboration, thanks to an up-and-coming DJ, and his debut album, Listennn. While the news was good, the verses were recorded separately.
Nine years later, as Beans is recovering from a near-fatal 2014 drive-by shooting, he makes one of his first recuperated verses alongside ‘Kiss. Joining Ohio’s L-Dro, “The Life We Live” shows the overlapping styles Jada’ and B-Mack have had since the beginning. Street-wise lyrics with confidence, fearlessness, and that know-how to get out alive, with the guap. As Wu-Block happens, should Jada’ and Beanie Sigel consider a fuller-sized collaboration together?
Did Beans and ‘Kiss miss an opportunity to show their solidarity on bigger platforms?