News: UPDATED: Freeway Addresses Jay-Z/Beanie Sigel Dispute On "Love Is A Battlefield"
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 12:00PM
Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Freeway has stayed true to his word and dropped a new song called "Love is a Battlefield" discussing his views on the current Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel dispute.
On the track, Free remains neutral, however, he hints at not receiving the same luxuries as Jay saw.
"I learned when you in t, you should try to get your cake up," Freeway raps. "Half these rap n*ggas girls, without the dresses and the make-up/I was in the hood stressin' with the woes/While my n*gga Beans was doing a year in the wake-up/Everyday I wake up, shootin', robbin'...And I ain't sayin' n*ggas left us in the hood, but we ate our little food, did the dishes, cleaned the plates up/You was eating steak while we was eating Steak Ums/But I never complained, dapped you up and tipped the waiter/Then I, took the Roc, posted up, made a shot/If things ever got hot, worry not, he had the banger on him/Yup, Philly n*ggas live the code...If I can't get the president on the phone, I'm fine, 'cause I got the evidence, the plaques at my home..." ("Love Is a Battlefield")
According to an interview with Free yesterday (December 1), the record would explain where he stands in the conflict.
"Yeah, I just recorded this record from my point of view of the situation," Freeway told radio personality Angela Yee. "It's called 'Love is a Battlefield. We gonna debut that joint probably Wednesday, I'ma send that joint to you so you can blast that joint out. Well, you gonna see when I give you the record. Then you gonna play that joint and everybody is gonna see where I stand on it on that joint. The record is gonna let you know everything. I'm just basically telling y'all where I stand at, I've been around through the majority of the situation. [Beans] is my brother, that's my man for life, we good friends plus we Muslim." (Team Yee TV)
Sigel recently suggested Hov has plans to link with Nas for an "Empire State of Mind" remix diss record.
"I'm nice at chess too," Sigel told radio personality DJ On & On. "They say he got a record supposed to come out, the remix to the New York sh*t, he's poppin' shots at me, poppin' shots at 50 [Cent] but he pulled Nas on the record hoping that a n*gga will respond to it and come at Nas and Nas is gonna come right back, he ain't gonna hold no punches, he's gonna come right back. He should come right back but look at the moves. I see that. I'm not worried about Nas, I did that already. I did that already. In defense of him I did that already. I was there when dude was in the studio on the couch scratching his head under pressure." (Jump The Turn Style)
Sigel has recently been spotted with 50 at public venues including the rapper's MySpace Music Release concert last week.
"And that's just the beginning, wait 'til me and 50 dig in. [laughs] This sh*t start, this sh*t finish...Don't nobody want to see us walking down the dark alleys. You don't want to see that. You don't want to see that. You don't want to see that, [shakes head], ThisIs50.com. You definitely gonna see something with me and 50 in the future, definitely gonna keep putting my foot on n*ggas' necks." (This Is 50)
During an interview last month, Freeway said he would remain neutral in the dispute between Jay-Z and Beanie.
"Oh, no, that's the big homie and it's still all love with Jay-Z," Free promised in an interview. "We still communicate. When I need him, I definitely can reach out and I know he will be there for me. Right now, I'm just trying to do my thing, show that I can do my thing on my own without him. But when I need him, I think the big homie will definitely be there." (XXL Mag)
Check out Jay-Z's ex-associate Jaz-O speaking on the situation below: