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Beanie Sigel – “The Reunion” Video (Feat. State Property)

Back in the early ’00s, Jay-Z took practically the entire city of Philadelphia’s rap scene under his wing, called the crew State Property, and financed a bunch of unbelievably great grimy street-rap records. These days, none of those guys has any lingering affiliation with Jay, but they’re all still kicking around and occasionally getting back… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2012 - 11:35 am

Stereogum’s Monthly Mix: October 2011

Alright, y’all know what time it is. It’s the Halloweekend, and today we’ve got some of the best tracks from the last month that fit nicely into whatever theme-heavy environment you’re trying to create. Whether it’s a spare spectralness (Atlas Sound), a haunted heaviness (Crystal Stilts), or just some aggro rap music with a titular… More »

By: Stereogum / October 28, 2011 - 5:20 pm

State Property – “666”

Once upon a time, an entire battalion of grimy hardcore Philadelphia rappers ended up on the roster of Roc-A-Fella rappers. Most of them never got to release albums, but all of them — actual minor stars Beanie Sigel and Freeway in particular — got to do some excellent work with rap’s biggest label backing them. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2011 - 5:13 pm