Funkmaster Flex Speaks On Jay-Z Vs. Beanie Sigel!
Right now folks are going in on what Hot 97′s own Funkmaster Flex had to say about this Beanie Sigel/Jay-Z mess.
It’s funny that Flex was so subdued when he was going in. But, after the jump, find out what the Car Show King had to say.
Flex waxed poetic on the situation on air, you can listen to it by clicking here, but it’s in the interview with XXL where his commentary (which is pretty much all the same) in which Flex takes an interesting position.
“It’s a hard position, but I think Jay should’ve let Sigel go in the first inkling that he wanted to be someplace else. I do agree with Jay-Z on something. He did allow Sigel every opportunity — with the clothing line, record label and his record deal — and I don’t think Sigel did anything wrong, but the game changed to where it wasn’t profitable anymore with labels.
Now, business is business, that we all know… and in this business it’s not hard to know that trends come and go and the climate of the industry changes. So, while there may not have been a place for Beans at Roc-A-Fella for whatever reason Jay had in his mind, you’re still playing with people’s lives.
Folks are so quick to use the professional nature of a person’s relationship to justify screwing them over personally. You can’t denote the actions of someone who stepped up to make sure that you were protected to keep doing what you do. Save all your rhetoric, your “in order to conduct the orchestra, you have to first turn your back on the crowd” talk — this is still real in the field”.
Flex continues by saying in his interview, “Jay’s not gonna respond, he don’t have to. He’s the richest rapper and he just dropped a hot rock album.” Now, I wouldn’t call The Blueprint 3 rock as much as it was more a Jay-Z coming out party. You can’t separate the personal from business like how folks try with church and state. It can’t happen.
And basically, it’s bad marketing in the end, you say that you’re this movement, that you’re this entity in the business and you are the championship team – but when you’re not there for your role players in their moments of need, (not visiting Sigel in jail, that’s not street) how can these rookies gain faith in believing that the team is just that when the star player seems to be a ball-hog?
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