Years on Def Jam: 2000-2007
Signature Def Jam Song: "The Truth" (2000)

Beans hit the scene as one of the first recruits of the Rocafella movement. His excellent first album hit a nerve in the streets, and the album's first single "The Truth" was one of Kanye's first major beats. He hit a bit of a sophomore slump with his next record but no matter, he got busy with Freeway and brought Philadelphia to the forefront with State Property. Eventually, the Roc broke up and Beanie's career has never been the same since. But before leaving the label that made him a star, Beans dropped his underrated third album The B. Coming.