Roc A Fella alumni Kanye West and Beanie Sigel first collaborated on Beans’ debut album The Truth (2000). On Saturday (2/5) Beanie Sigel posted pictures of himself in the same studio as Kanye West with the caption “Donda 2 sheesh." Kanye West, DaBaby, and producers ATL Jacob and Roccstar were tagged in the post. The last time that the College Dropout and the Broad Street Bully collaborated was on "Nothing Like It" and "Gangsta Gangsta" from Beanie’s sophomore album The Reason.
The Roc reunion could be motivated by Ye’s appearance last year on the Drink Champs podcast where he revealed the situation to D.J. EFN and N.O.R.E. “People who took a liking to me in volatile situations always gave me a nick name so it would seem like I was cool like them," he said. “Yeezy was Beanie’s name for me when I was at Baseline (recording studio). He let me wear his State Property chain. He really embraced me.”
West also stated on the podcast that he owed Beans money for inventing the name and he compared the situation to Nike founder Phil Knight reimbursing the person who designed the company’s iconic swoosh logo. Kanye would later offer Beanie $50 million and 5% stock in Yeezy for the name. Beans responded to the offer: “As far as his business mind and where he took it, Kanye work hard for his, he don’t owe me nothing.” Instead of the one-time payment Sigel said that he’d rather do business with Kanye.