Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel has shown interest in teaming up with Rick Ross and Fat Joe for a Fat Boys cover album.
Sigel suggested remaking one of the Fat Boys albums with refurbished beats.
“I f*ck with the fat boy Rick Ross,” Sigel revealed in an interview. “Boss. Yo, me, Rick Ross and motherf*cking Fat Joe, we should go back and get that old classic Fat Boys album and get somebody to remake them beats over and we should do [it] over. But put a new twist on it. We would kill that sh*t. Just food for thought. We’d murder that sh*t.” (804 Ent)
Fat Boys rose to become hip-hop icons during the 1980’s.
Originally known as The Disco Three, these large boys were discovered at a 1983 talent show at Radio City Music Hall. First Prize at the contest included a recording contract. The Disco Three were protégés of Kurtis Blow , who produced some of their recordings, but it was their manager Charles Stettler who, after being presented with an inflated hotel food bill for the group suggested they change their name to the Fat Boys. The next single “Fat Boys” was highly successful and thus spawned the permanent name change that coincided with the release of “Fat Boys” on Sutra in 1984. (Old School Hip-Hop)
Last month, Fat Joe discussed the type of audience his music caters to.
“I’m inspired because I’m all over the world. I love Flo Rida and all of them but I won’t make that kind of music. I’ll make some party music but it’ll be more like urban party music, ‘Lean Back’ and ‘Make It Rain.’ Rather than straight pop. Once again, I love Pitbull, Flo Rida and the music they make but some artists can’t really be respected if they take that lane. There’s one thing to be featured on a hot song like that and do it yourself. When reggaeton got hot the record labels would [be] offering me stupid money to make a Spanish reggae tone album. I featured on a song or two from some people I respected but that’s as far as I would go. ” (Global Grind)
Rick Ross is currently working on a new LP entitled, God Forgives, I Don’t.
“I’m in Swisher Studios right now working on my new project,” Ross told Power 105.1 radio hosts DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. “50 percent of the album [is] already [done]. This is the first time I’m revealing it, but the name of the album is God Forgives, I Don’t…One of the records that I excluded off the [Ashes To Ashes] mixtape was ‘Made Men’ featuring the homie Drake. I wanted to put some final touches on it and I wanted to give you the opportunity to bless the world with that.” (Power 105.1)
Sigel’s last solo effort dropped four years ago through Def Jam.
The album, The B. Coming, hit the shelves in March of 2005 while the movie, State Property 2, was released in April. Out of prison by the end of the year, Sigel went to work on his fourth album, The Solution; though there seemed to be fluctuations in Sigel’s stance in the split between Jay-Z and Damon Dash, the rapper remained with Jay-Z, on Roc-a-Fella, and The Solution was issued in December 2007. (All Music)
Check out Beanie Sigel’s interview down below: