Without a doubt, the Philadelphia hip hop scene received a major boost when Roc-A-Fella Records began dabbling in the City of Brotherly Love. Roc-A-Fella Records would sign the entire State Property roster in the late 1990s. During the early 2000s, the crew enjoyed a nice run on top of the rap game, as their label head, Jay-Z, was the biggest figure in the rap game.
Despite the successes Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records enjoyed during the late 1990s and the early 2000s, the ending was nowhere near as happy. Damon Dash was the partner who rose the ranks right beside Jay-Z. The two made history, not to mention millions of dollars, together. But, their business went sour and the two split three years before the end of Roc-A-Fella Records.
State Property Records leader, Beanie Sigel, began dissing Jay-Z in 2009 and continued doing so for two years. Because of their issues, many tried to create tension between Freeway, another State Property artist, and Jay-Z. When the announcement of the “Made in America” festival in Philadelphia and Freeway was in the background, the media made a big deal out of the situation. Freeway recently caught up with AllHipHop.com to discuss this and the future of State Property.
Watch the entire interview below: