News: Beanie Sigel Didn't Have 'Time' To Kill: "My 50 Percent Is Better Than People's 100 Percent"

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 12:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

State Property's Beanie Sigel recently talked about the recording process behind his upcoming This Time solo album and why he was not fully 100 percent when putting the LP together.

Although he felt rushed with his new album, Beans said he still managed to piece a great project.

"Actually, I was running out of time. I was glad that I had enough material recorded to even put the album together," Beans said when he appeared on "RapFix Live" on Wednesday. "I was probably only like 80 percent of really getting into my zone on this project, but at 50 percent, my 50 percent is better than people's 100 percent." (MTV)

He also delved into the star power and grind behind his State Property family.

"As a unit, I don't think there's a unit out there as talented as State Property in so many areas. Not only just lyrically but our stage presence, our performance, our energy that we give out, the songs that we make," Beans said. "We carried the flagship for Roc-A-Fella for years, we was Roc-A-Fella." (MTV)

Beans recently talked to SOHH about the new LP and nearly quitting the music industry.

"This is the first album I'm doing with Chris Schwartz, CEO of Ruffhouse Records. It's just a great vibe. I was sought out by Chris and he's a great guy. We got together and told me about the label and how he was getting back into the music. I was at a pont where I wasn't sure if I was going to record again. I was actually looking for an agent to get into some acting and then I played Chris some music and he said it blew him away. We had a couple meetings, couple discussions, and Chris actually talked me into recording again. Here I am with the new album, This Time." (SOHH 5 Reasons Why)

Come September 12th, Sigel is expected to turn himself over to authorities and begin a two-year jail sentence for a tax-related conviction.

"In that environment, this outside world...you gotta hang all that up. When I go in there, I won't be Beanie Sigel. I'll be 57613-066. That's who I'll be. I won't be Beanie Sigel. I'm not gonna sit in my cell and write rhymes everyday. That's a real thing inside. There's people inside who ain't ever coming out of those buildings. I would talk to them and do my best to be a window for some of 'em who are never gonna make it outta there. We all have the same commissary, we all have the same amount of money on our books, we all gonna eat the same food and nobody cell gonna look different. I'm gonna be a number like everybody else." (XXL Mag)

This Time is slated to drop Tuesday, August 28th.

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