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|Birth name||P. Corley III|
|Also known as||The Philadelphia Beast
Bezel the Beast
|Born||April 13, 1983 (age 33)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Sure Shot Records , Doe Stackaz Ent.
|Associated acts||The Diplomats, Cam'ron, Hell Rell, Juelz Santana, J.R Writer, Skitzo, Lil Wayne, ByrdGang|
Jay Bezel (born April 13, 1983), also known as Bezel, is a Philadelphia-born rapper. He also has lived in New York as well as Atlanta.
Bezel started his career in Philly hitting the streets with mixtapes and doing local DVDs. He quickly made a name for himself. He later signed with Cam'ron and The Diplomats' label, Diplomat Records in 2003. He released a few solo mixtapes while with the Diplomats(Phila. Beast Vol. 1 & 2, Certified Gangsta and Savior 2 Da City), appeared on various Diplomat mixtapes and Diplomat albums such as Juelz Santana's "What's The Game's Been Missing"....Duke Da God's "More Than Music Vol. 1 & 2, and Jim Jones "On My Way To Church" where he was the driving force behind such singles as "Best Out and "Certified Gangstas". Bezel's The Philadelphia Beast Vol. 2 was released to stores on January 30, 2007, and featured appearances from Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana. Later that year, Bezel teamed up with fellow Philadelphia-area rappers Tone Trump and Hedonis da Amazon to produce an antiviolence single entitled "Every Day Is Crazy."
After parting ways with Juelz Santana and renouncing his affiliation with DipSet/Skull Gang, Bezel started his own movement called "Doe Stackaz Ent.". Bezel and his partner Alpha has been doing it independently and hitting the streets hard. Bezel released his first project (without a DipSet affiliation) in 2009 entitled "Phila. Beast Vol.4 (Life After Death of the Set) hosted by DJ Lazy K and DJ Alamo (Doe Stackaz Ent.'s official DJ). This mixtape was a huge success for Bezel. This mixtape included features from artist such as Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, Soulja Boy and more.
In February 2008, Bezel signed a contract with Focus Entertainment. He has also recently collaborated with fellow Dipset member 40 Cal on a new track about the rap collective's possible demise. Bezel helped produce Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter III, and also made an appearance on Sin's album, The Supreme Poet.
- The Philadelphia Beast
- Savior 2 da City
- The Philadelphia Beast Vol.2
- The Philadelphia Beast Vol.3
- The Philadelphia Beast Vol.4
- Philly Raised Me (2013)
- 2008: "Fresh Dressed" (featuring Lil Wayne)
- 2006: "Wanna Do" (from the Tony Touch mixtape Mic Destruction)
- 2006: "Gangstas & Murderers" (from the Hell Rell mixtape Streets Wanna Know)
- 2007: "Gladiators" (from The Diplomats album More Than Music Vol. 2)
- 2007: "Get Ya Grind On" (from The Diplomats mixtape Dipset All Day)
- 2007: "A Champ Is Like" (from the ByrdGang mixtape The New Season Vol. 2)
- 2007: "Sleep" (from the Lil Wayne mixtape I Am the Future Part 2)
- 2008: "Pussy MVP" (from the Lil Wayne mixtape Wayne's World 7: The Finale)
- 2008: "G'd Up" (from the DJ Khaled/DJ Lust mixtape The Pandemic)
- CD Reviews Feb 15-21.2007, Montreal Mirror. Published February 21, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2008.
- Volk, Steve. To Congress With Cosby: The comedian helps ex-offenders fight violence, Philadelphia Weekly. Published February 7, 2007. Retrieved August 6, 2008.
- Diplomats Member Signs Unique Advertising Deal With Philadelphia-Based Focus Entertainment, Reuters. Published February 29, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2008.
- Jay Bezel says 'Dipset is Over', XXL. Published March 4, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2008.
- Shaheem, Reid. Lil Wayne Wrapping Up LP, Writing For Dr. Dre -- But He's Got Mariah Carey On The Brain, MTV News. Published January 9, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2008.
- Pendleton, Tonya. "The Carter III" Is Closer to Release, BET. Published January 9, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2008.