Beanie Sigel

Ruffhouse CEO Chris Schwartz Stands By Beanie Sigel; New Album Set for August

(AllHipHop News) Music industry veteran Chris Schwartz is standing by rapper Beanie Sigel, the flagship artist on Schwartz’ relaunched, legendary label, Ruffhouse Records.

Earlier today (July 12), Beanie, born Dwight Grant, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, for avoiding paying taxes on $2.2 million on income earned from 1999-2006.

Ruffhouse Records, which introduced acts like Kriss Kross, Nas, The Fugees, Cypress Hill, and DMX, has sold over 100 million records since its launch.

Ruffhouse has a new distribution deal with EMI Label Services, which will release a new album by Beanie Sigel titled This Time, on August 28.

“We’re extremely proud to be re-launching Ruffhouse Records with Beanie Sigel as our first artist,” said Schwartz. “His sentencing today doesn’t change any of that in the least. Regardless of this unfortunate situation, Beanie has created a tremendous body of work that is totally worthy of the Ruffhouse name.

“It’s almost ironic that the sentencing is happening on the eve of this record, because this record is about introspection and redemption. Beanie is truly one of the great lyricists in the hip-hop game. He stands tall among all the major MCs and he’s revered by all hip-hop aficionados around the world,” Schwartz added.

According to Schwartz, the new incarnation of Ruffhouse Records is seeking established acts with a loyal fan base.

“I’m basically following the same criteria as the previous Ruffhouse Records for the artists we represent,” says Schwartz. “We’re working with self-established marquee artists, and Beanie is the perfect fit.”

  • therealest1

     Relaunched shit with a soon to be incarcerated flagship artist.

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  • johnblacksad

    Even Big was told that no money would be invested on him if he still planned to get locked up again… ask Puff Daddy

  • YoungGizzle

    At least he ridin for Beans unlike his previous boss…Loyalty before royalty…Fuck all the money, but that’s just me and my Philly mindset…

  • rep87

    Down for his Artist thats real backing you never see in this fickle bizness

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  • KingsCountyCrooklyn

    yall need to move that smoke cloud out of yall eyes and focus on how the label is so call trying to get publicity out of his pre-incarceration. its not about having his back, its more about making some $$$ up front before they lock him up.

  • EL_BARK

    Beanie Sigel the realest niggah from the streets was taught 
    Stay cased up, niggah stay deep in court 
    Reminisin’ on that cold cell, deep in thought 
    Gettin’ skinny, couldn’t eat, cause the meat was pork 
    Ya’ll niggahs couldn’t live my life, I’ve been through it 
    Streached up in hospital beds, fed fluid 
    Two bullets hit my leg, one passed through it 
    Saw the blood and the hole in my calf, looked through it 
    My life’s no joke, I done played dice for soap
    Upstate for cakes, niggahs slice your throat 
    Were your boxers in the shower, when you gaurd your soap 
    I done seen the biggest niggas in the yard get broke 
    I done took blocks to war, took blocks of raw
    Took blocks to War for blocks of raw 
    What you think the 33 and the glock is for? 
    Black fatigues, skullies and binoculars, C4 block your doors 
    Niggahs can’t stop this war 
    I show you faggots what the Swat is for 
    Hidding spots in the door for the glocks is for 
    Read the paper, ’94 I took the cops to war 
    Half of ya’ll niggahs livin’ a lie 
    The only reason you switchin up Jewelry is cause you keep gettin’ robbed 

    I look that niggga in the eyes before I send him to god 
    Beanie sigel desert eagle
    The realest niggah alive.

    • johnblacksad

      damn… you had me searchin for an hour where this verse from… i’m mad i had to end up googlin it… oh yeah, the song was nice and this verse in particular was raw as fcuk!

      • EL_BARK

        Journey through the life.
        Puff daddy: forever album.
        P diddy, beanie, nas.

      • johnblacksad

        I had totally forgot about that album… like i had scratched it off my mind. Thinkin back, it was a low-key good album. Might replay it… it will sure take me back, especially since i had forgot about it

        I remember hearing Shyne and seriously thinkin it was Big! I wonder if that wasnt my first time hearing Shyne Po

        Sig murdered his part!

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  • HipHopStalker

    Sounds like a flop coming real soon. Then when he gets out he’s gonna say he didn’t pick any of the tracks for the album and it’s not what he wanted. I wish Homie could have just made better choices and grow up.

    • EL_BARK

      Niggah he been grown for a mintue.

      You say that behind a computer screen.
      But i bet the money in my pocket,
      Wouldnt say it to his face………

      You got MC hammer as your avi.
      Thats says enuff. Clown

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