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    Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:36:58

    Rapper Beanie Sigel Signs With EMI - He's back

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    Beanie Sigel is back. The rapper is officially signed a new EMI distribution deal. Vibe.com reports that Chris Schwartz, an industry vet, helped Beanie make the decision. It's nice to have friends helping you sort through such drama.

    Sigel explained, "I was sought out by Chris Schwartz. He had a situation at EMI and was looking for an artist."

    Sigel, a Philadelphia-based rapper also revealed that at first he was adamant about the deal, and revealed, "For me to sign to a major, it's like,'‘For what? I'm too far advanced in my career to go to a 360 deal.'" A 360 deal is when the label shares in an artist's revenue stream, including merch and royalties.

    Who is your favorite rapper? What about your favorite Philadelphia-based artist?

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