Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel beans made songs for an album called “Bleek & Beans”. Their album was originally set to be released at the end of 2000 but got pushed back to 2001. They recorded that album but never completed it. Their album had about 10 tracks. Just Blaze and Kanye produced the beats for their joint album. Just Blaze ended up giving M.O.P. all the beats intended for the Bleek & Beans album.
This is the album which everyone anticipated on hearing and really wanted their album to come out. This was that rumored joint album from back in the day.
The reason why the Bleek & Beans was never completed was because of a family emergency going on with Memphis Bleek. Memphis Bleek’s brother was seriously injured in a car accident involving a collision with a motorcycle. Memphis Bleek’s brother became ill after complications from being seriously injured in a car accident no doubt.
So Memphis Bleek ended up to Miami, Florida to take care of his brother. Consequently and naturally, Memphis Bleek wasn’t in the right mindset to record at that time. So at their album was shelved and never released. This family emergency was a huge setback for both Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel nonetheless.
Just Blaze reports, “There’s a whole Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel album no ones ever heard. The State Property album came about because we were doing a Bleek and Beans album. During the time of the collaborative album’s recording, Bleek’s brother was seriously injured in a car accident. He wasn’t in the right mindset, but the studio was already booked. State Property happened instead. That’s where ‘Roc The Mic’ came from.”
A Beans & Bleek album would’ve been fire and brehsive. However the Roc was falling apart so their album wouldn’t have seen the same success or amount of time in the limelight.
I rate this album 5/5*****!