Singled Out: "Once He Played The Beat For State Property, That Was All She Wrote. Everybody Started Writing"
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 12:25AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After T.I. broke down his "Go Get It" record last week, incarcerated rapper Beanie Sigel unravels his new "The Reunion" anthem.]
Ah man, the "Reunion" track was good. It was really good.
It was easy to get everyone back together. I called the guys up, we got into the studio and we were already in conversation for getting a State Property album together.
Young Chris came into the studio and actually while we were talking, I had Young Chris in the studio, I had Freeway in the studio, that day, I had [Omillio] Sparks and then Peedi came through. I think [Ruffhouse Records CEO] Chris [Schwartz] came in with that "Reunion" track, played it and once he played the beat for State Property, that was all she wrote. Everybody started writing.
We actually knocked it right out. As soon as he let us hear that track, we blew it up with the Pro Tools, loaded it up and the song was done.
We recorded it in Philly. I couldn't even tell you the exact date it was. I think that record was one of the last records we recorded for [This Time] album.
I love everybody in State Property. Everyone has their own unique qualities. Everybody brings something to the table, something different. I think that's what's so unique about State Property and what separates us.
Everybody is an individual and we all bring something different. It's like if you got a plate of food, everybody brings the right ingredients to make the food taste good. You know? I love working with Young Chris and Peedi.
Philadelphian rapper Beanie Sigel had a rapidly rising career, beginning with his appearance on one of underground rapper/producer DJ Clue?'s mixtapes, to his cameos on Jay-Z's Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life, to a consequent solo deal with Roc-a-Fella Records. His distinctive, slightly drawling delivery and his clever but hard-hitting rhymes were showcased on his debut album, 2000's The Truth, which featured contributions from Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Eve, and Scarface, and production by the Ruff Ryders' Swizz Beatz and Suave House's Tony Draper.
Check out "The Reunion" music video below: