2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers: State Property, Lil Wayne, Young M.A, Jidenna, & More

The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards made its return last night. The annual award show was filmed in Atlanta on September 17, but after much editing, the award show aired last night (October 4).

One of the highlights has always been the hip-hop cyphers, and last night’s cyphers were no exception.

Sponsored by Sprite and backed by DJ Premier, DJ Drama, and DJ Scratch, this year’s cyphers featured veterans like Lil Wayne, Philly’s State Property (Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Omillio Sparks, Peedi Crakk), dead prez, members of New Edition, and newcomers like Young M.A, Dave East, Nick Grant, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Jidenna, and so many more.

Check out this year’s BET Hip-Hop cyphers up top and below.

Kent Jones, Nick Grant, Russ, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Don Q

Dave East, Young M.A, Ms. Jade, Sam Black, Kur

Locksmith, Oswin Benjamin, dead prez

New Edition’s Mike Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe, Empire’s Yazz the Greatest, and Bre-Z

Jidenna, Aaron Cooks, Consequence, 3D Na’Tee, Rain 910

Lil’ Wayne and Kevin Hart aka Chocolate Droppa


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#TBT Beanie Sigel Talks Jay-Z, Rocafella, And State Property Reunion [FULL INTERVIEW]

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May 26th 2015: Monie Love kicked of her new morning show Monie In The Mornings with a long sit down with Philly rapper Beanie Sigel to talk about everything from Jay Z and Rocafella Records, to why some people get rich and leave the hood.

He also brought Freeway and the real Rick Ross to the studio to talk about their upcoming projects.

Check out some video below!


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Boom Moment In Hip-Hop: Beanie Sigel Drops His Second Studio Album “The Reason”

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14 years ago to the day, Philadelphia’s own Beanie Sigel dropped his second studio album, The Reason, under Roc-A-Fella Records. The album featured some of the regulars such as Memphis Bleek, Jay Z, Freeway, Omilio Sparks. He also recruited Scarface, Daz, Kurupt, and Rell to be featured on the album.

The album reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. The two hit singles were “Beanie (Mack B****)” and “Think It’s a Game“.


Freeway And Beanie Siegel Describe Atmosphere During B-Side Tidal Show With Jay Z

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In part II of the Monie Love sit down interview with Beanie Sigel and Freeway, Freeway describes the atmosphere of the crowd when hitting the stage with State Property and Jay Z again during the Tidal B-Side concert in New York. Check out the video, and to hear the full audio interview, click here.

#BoomConfessions With Freeway

#BoomConfessions: Freeway Talks About Being Nervous Performing With Jay-Z Again [Exclusive Video]

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On the latest edition of #BoomConfessions, Freeway sits down with Boom to discuss the rise and fall of State Property, how he parlayed his rap career into a lucrative business, and how he felt performing with Jay Z during the Tidal B-sides concert, years after the break up of The Roc.

#BoomConfessions: How Master P Built An Empire From The Ground Up Pt. 1 

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Jay Z Reunites State Property And Defends TIDAL At His B-Sides Show

Neef Buck, Jay-Z, and Freeway appear onstage during TIDAL X: Jay-Z B-sides in NYC on May 16, 2015 in New York City

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Whatever issues Beanie Sigel had with Jay Z when Beans aligned himself with 50 Cent in 2009 appear to be water under the bridge. The self-proclaimed “Broad Street Bully” joined Young Chris and Freeway to reunite key players from State Property’s former Roc-A-Fella crew Saturday night as Jay Z performed his B-Sides show. Jay pretty much made it a Roc reunion from the jump as Beanie Sigel surprised guests by joining in on a performance of “You, Me, Him & Her” as the show’s opener.

Surprise guests also included Jeezy and Jay Electronica, and Jay Z continued defending his TIDAL streaming service with an address to the crowd and a new freestyle.

“So I’m the bad guy now I hear,” Jay said, in regards to recent TIDAL backlash. “All because I don’t go with the flow and ain’t nobody taking advantage of me. And I love my ni**as…I don’t know why everyone is acting like this is brand new. They ain’t give me a record contract, so I made my own record company…I’m never gonna go with the flow. I’m never gonna let nobody take over our music. I see s**t that maybe you don’t see.”

The show, which was streamed on TIDAL, featured roughly 40 album cuts and generally drew positive reviews.

“Turns out sitting in your bed for two hours and streaming Jay Z on Tidal is every bit as fun as watching any wish-you-were-there show through a computer screen,” wrote Jason Silverstein of the New York Daily News.

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5 Things We Would Love To See Happen But Probably Won’t!


1. Lebron James Enter The Slam Dunk Contest

Lebron James entered the NBA in 2003 with a lot of expectations on his shoulders. Its 2014 and although “King James” has many accomplishments in the NBA, he is missing one! Lebron has never competed in the “Slam Dunk Contest”. Every year right before The All-Star Break, a video seems to “surface” of Bron Bron showing off various Slam Dunks. This year Lebron even went as far to say he’d win the Dunk Contest this year if he entered, leaving us all with the question….” Why don’t you just enter the contest?!” Michael Jordan has been in the contest. Kobe Bryant has been in the contest. Even Dwight Howard has participated! What are you waiting for Lebron?! Maybe you’re waiting so that you can hold the record for “oldest player to enter The Slam Dunk Contest.” At this point my money is on Lebron going bald before he enters The SDC!


2. Manny Pacquiao Vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.

These 2 great boxers were supposed to fight back in 2010 but alleged disagreements between both of their camps caused the fight not to happen! It was supposed to be the highest grossing fight in boxing history. There was word that Mayweather wanted  Pacquiao to have an Olympic style anti doping test but Pacquiao denied having a blood work test done because he said it would weaken him before the fight. Since 2010 both fighters have fought many fights but not with each other. Mayweather’s record at this point stands at 45-0, while Pacquiao’s record stands at 55-5-2! If they fight and Mayweather wins then he’ll go down as one of the greatest ever. If he loses he’ll still go down as one of the greatest ever. I think we are all pretty much over this fight happening!

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3. Dr. Dre release DETOX

Hip Hop legend Dr. Dre has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years and counting. He has worked with every artist you can think of! Dre has sold millions upon millions of records with his 2 solo albums, The Chronic & 2001.  There has been much anticipation for a 3rd album from Dr. Dre titled Detox. There have been many release dates and confirmation from artist like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and 50 cent. Dr. Dre also has his hand in other ventures besides making his own music such as endorsements, producing for other artists, and even marketing his own line of headphones, Beats By Dre. All of which have played a part in the delay of Detox. Some of his peers in the industry say that Dre’s working ethic is none like no other and when he’s involved with other projects it takes away his motivation to record new material for the Detox album. I guess if we want to hear a full Dr. Dre album then we gotta pull out that Chronic! 



4. Jay-z and Dame Dash Work Together..Again

Back in 2013 Jay & Dame reunited for a brief moment and it was great. As far as them working together again its highly unlikely. They built great history with Rocafella and made us all throw our diamonds up. Who knows what Rocafella could have been if there was never any issues between these 2.  It was nothing like seeing Dame Dash do his dance with a champagne bottle in his hand onstage at a Jay-z concert. Maybe one day we will see Jay-z perform The Dynasty: Roc La Familia live in concert at Cochella with everyone that was on the album!

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 5. Another State Property Album

For those who don’t know, the group consists of Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Peedi Crakk, Oschino, Omillio Sparks, Young Chris & Neef Buck. Their 2nd album State Property Chain Gang Vol 2 can easily be considered a philly classic! Although it only sold 296,000 copies, the streets loved it! Who wouldn’t want to hear one more album or at least a mixtape from them. It’s only right! They were like a mini Wu-Tang Clan!