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This article refers to the rapper "Beanie Sigel". For the gangster, see Bugsy Siegel. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Beanie Sigel
Birth name Dwight Grant
Also known as Beanie sigel, Beans, Beanie Mac, B-Mac, Mac, The Broad Street Bully
Born March 6, 1974 (1974-03-06) (age 33)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre(s) Hip Hop
Years active 1998–present
Label(s) Roc-A-Fella Records / State Property Records / Def Jam Recordings
Associated
acts
Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Freeway, State Property

Dwight Grant (born on March 6, 1974) also known as Beanie Sigel is an American Muslim[1] rapper, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, signed to Damon Dash and Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records in 1998. Beanie founded the group and label State Property as well as the clothing company. is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Largest metro area Delaware Valley Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Malik Thuston Cox (born on June 23, 1978), better known by his rap persona of Memphis Bleek, is a New York rapper who regularly came in contact with rap legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. After his childhood, he has collaborated with artists such as... Leslie Pridgen (born July 8, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) better known as Freeway is an American rapper signed to Jay-Zs Roc-A-Fella imprint under Def Jam Recordings. ... State Property is a rap crew from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA led by Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Beanie Sigel and comprised of Philly rappers Freeway, Peedi Crakk, Oschino Vazquez and Omillio Sparks, and the Young Gunz (Young Chris and Neef). ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Rap redirects here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Damon Dash, also known as Dame Dash, (born May 3, 1971 in Harlem, New York) is an African-American label executive; the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Shawn Jay-Z Carter and Kareem Biggs Burke. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... State Property is a rap crew from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA led by Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Beanie Sigel and comprised of Philly rappers Freeway, Peedi Crakk, Oschino Vazquez and Omillio Sparks, and the Young Gunz (Young Chris and Neef). ...


Beanie Sigel's name derives from the street in Philadelphia where he was raised, Sigel Street. It is also a play on the name of the famous gangster, Bugsy Siegel. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Early career

Sigel's debut LP, The Truth was released February 29, 2000 on Roc-A-Fella Records. The album went gold and spawned hits like "The Truth" and "Remember Them Days" featuring Eve. The album also had Jay-Z's single, "Anything". His second album The Reason was released in mid-2001. The Reason was lighter material compared to his debut album[citation needed] and introduced the world to his own rap group State Property, a band of Philly rappers signed to Rocafella Records. The Truth is the debut album by Philadelphian rapper Beanie Sigel. ... February 29 is a day added into a leap year of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), better known as Eve or E-V-E, is a Grammy-award winning American rapper, singer, and actress. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Anything is a solo single by rapper Jay-Z that is found on Beanie Sigels 1999 album The Truth. ... The Reason is the second album by rapper Beanie Sigel, released at the time when Beanie Sigel was considered the hottest thing from out of Philadelphia. ... State Property is a rap crew from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA led by Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Beanie Sigel and comprised of Philly rappers Freeway, Peedi Crakk, Oschino Vazquez and Omillio Sparks, and the Young Gunz (Young Chris and Neef). ...


Feud

Around 2001, Beanie Sigel was involved in an incident that stemmed from Jadakiss claiming rappers from Sigel's home city of Philadelphia got their style & flow from Jadakiss. Sigel took offense to this, and they sent several tracks back and forth. Eventually Styles P (also from D-Block, along with Jadakiss) and Jay-Z got involved. Sigel even called out DMX (from the Ruff Ryders crew, to whom Jadakiss was affiliated), which led to Jadakiss and DMX teaming together to release a Beanie Sigel diss track called "Un-Hunh".[citation needed] Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... {{Infobox musical artist |Name = Jadakiss |Img = |Img_capt = |Background = solo_singer |Birth_name = Jayson T. Phillips |Origin = Yonkers, New York |Born = [[May 27} ]] 1975 ) Jayson T. Phillips (born May 27, 1975), also known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... {{Infobox musical artist |Name = Jadakiss |Img = |Img_capt = |Background = solo_singer |Birth_name = Jayson T. Phillips |Origin = Yonkers, New York |Born = [[May 27} ]] 1975 ) Jayson T. Phillips (born May 27, 1975), also known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper. ... David Styles (born November 28, 1974), better known as Styles P is an American based rapper. ... {{Infobox musical artist |Name = Jadakiss |Img = |Img_capt = |Background = solo_singer |Birth_name = Jayson T. Phillips |Origin = Yonkers, New York |Born = [[May 27} ]] 1975 ) Jayson T. Phillips (born May 27, 1975), also known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late-1990s. ... Ruff Ryders Entertainment is a New York-based record label and management company, specializing in hip hop music. ... {{Infobox musical artist |Name = Jadakiss |Img = |Img_capt = |Background = solo_singer |Birth_name = Jayson T. Phillips |Origin = Yonkers, New York |Born = [[May 27} ]] 1975 ) Jayson T. Phillips (born May 27, 1975), also known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper. ...


The incident continued even after Russell Simmons, owner at the time of Def Jam (the label which Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella was under and Ruff Ryders was affiliated with through DMX) forced the two to declare a brief truce. Disses finally stopped flying after Sigel released a diss track over Jada's "Put Ya Hands Up" beat, recalling when the D-Block wore shiny suits in a Bad Boy video, among other things. Russell Simmons (born October 4, 1957 in Queens, New York), is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, founder of another label, Russell Simmons Music Group, and creator of the clothing fashion line Phat Farm. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Roc-A-Fella Records, one of the largest United States hip hop/rap record labels, was co-founded in New York City by hip hop mogul Damon Dash and now multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z in 1995. ... D Block is a rap group based in Yonkers, New York. ... my name is carl do you like pie i like pie yo momma is so fat Look up bad boy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 2006 Sigel's father was found burned to death in his Philedelphia apartment. The case is unsolved.


A video of Beanie Sigel dissing top hip hop producers Kanye West and Pharrell Williams was released May 20, 2007, as part of the upcoming Beef Series dvd. In this footage, Beanie says that the way these two dress is "not cool" and that they "might as well come all the way out the closet". West responded in an interview as part of the Smack DVD series, saying that although he is not 'gangsta', he is also not homosexual, and that Sigel should not disrespect him as a man. Beans later stated that there is no beef with Kanye West. [[1]]. The Broad Street Bully is said to appear on the remix of West's hit, Can't Tell Me Nothing. Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper,and songwriter. ... Cant Tell Me Nothing is the first single from Kanye Wests third album, Graduation. ...


In 2007 Beanie released a diss track towards Cam'ron, The Game and the Dipset camp called "Creep Low" Cameron Giles (born February 4, 1976), better known as Camron, is an American rapper from Harlem in New York City. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... ...


Career since the split of Roc-A-Fella Records

While he was in jail, it is said that none of the State Property members except for Oschino came to visit him. He told Dame to pass the word on that State Property was no longer in effect, until after he was released. When the split between Roc-A-Fella owners occurred, Dame made it clear that Beanie's intentions were to move State Property to his new Dame Dash Music Group. Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


However, only members Oschino and Omillio Sparks chose to go. Members Freeway, Peedi Crakk, Young Chris, and Neef wanted to stay on Roc-A-Fella records with Jay-Z. When questioned, they claimed they were signed by Jay and never needed State Property or Beanie Sigel to make them popular. When he was released from jail, Sigel had a few choice words for his friends, claiming "I still love them like brothers... I just don't know if we can make music again." Omillio Sparks is a rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Leslie Pridgen (born July 8, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) better known as Freeway is an American rapper signed to Jay-Zs Roc-A-Fella imprint under Def Jam Recordings. ... Peedi Crakk (also known as Peedi Peedi) (born Pedro Zayas) is a rap music singer from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Young Gunz, composed of Young Chris (born Christopher F. Ries on October 7,1983) & Young Neef aka Neef Buck (born Haneef Muhammad on December 29,1983), is a Rap duo from Nicetown on the northside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


It was thought that Sigel had chosen to sign with Dame; however, this is unclear, as he was present at Jay-Z's I Declare War concert in 2005. He recently stated his next Def Jam release would be a mixtape, which would fulfill his contract with them. He is currently working on his new album, The Solution. Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... For the album by Mannafest, see The Solution (Mannafest album). ...


It appears Beans has chosen to side with Jay-Z after all, as he recently stated that he would never work with Dame Dash again [2], and several members of Roc-a-Fella appeared at his birthday party. [3]. He has confirmed that he is still a member of Roc-a-Fella via a radio interview. [4]


Beans has recently confirmed that The Solution would be released on Roc-a-Fella Records.


Legal Trouble

Beanie Sigel on the cover of "The B. Coming"

In September, 2005, a jury acquitted him of charges that he nearly shot a man to death on a crowded city street two years prior. In August, Sigel left federal prison after serving nearly a year on a federal weapons charge that stemmed from a 2002 traffic stop in Philadelphia. Image File history File links Thebcoming. ... Image File history File links Thebcoming. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ...


Sigel also has fallen behind in child-support payments. He was briefly jailed in November until he paid $27,000 in child support and $2,000 in fines, but seems to be paying off his debts.


With the case behind him, Sigel now plans to "make music, make movies and work on his clothing line," said his attorney, Fortunato N. Perri Jr. The case was the last in a series of criminal charges against Sigel, who has a long arrest record dating back to his days growing up in South Philadelphia. Fortunato N. Perri Jr. ... South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ...


On Tuesday, January 10, 2006, Sigel was convicted of assault for a fight in 2003. He agreed with the prosecutor's version of events, and was convicted of misdemeanor simple assault. He was immediately sentenced to two years probation plus $180 in court costs. is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The charges stem from an argument between Sigel and a man who said the rapper punched him in both eyes, breaking his left eye socket, during a January 2003 argument outside a Chinese restaurant.


In Oct. 2005, his step-father, Sam Derry was murdered. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shooting

On May 25, 2006 shortly after 8:00 am, Sigel was shot twice in the upper right arm during a robbery attempt. He was hospitalized and was said to be in good condition.[2] According to Philly.com, sources at the Philadelphia Police are skeptical of the details of the shooting because no shell casings, or witnesses to the shooting have been located. is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

The Truth is the debut album by Philadelphian rapper Beanie Sigel. ... The Reason is the second album by rapper Beanie Sigel, released at the time when Beanie Sigel was considered the hottest thing from out of Philadelphia. ... The B. Coming is the third album by rapper Beanie Sigel, released by Dame Dash Music Group on March 29, 2005. ... For the album by Mannafest, see The Solution (Mannafest album). ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/6039
  2. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/25/music.beaniesigelshot.ap/index.html

External links


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Beanie Sigel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (858 words)
Beanie Sigel's name derives from the street in Philadelphia where he was raised, Sigel Street, and "Beans" is what people used to call him as a child because he had a disposition towards flatulence.
Around 2001, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss of the Ruff Ryders were involved in an incident that stemmed from Jadakiss claiming rappers from Sigel's home city of Philadelphia were simply signed because they were a hot fashion among major labels.
On Tuesday, January 10, 2006, Sigel was convicted of assault for a fight in 2003.
Beanie Sigel found guilty of assault - Boston.com (439 words)
Beanie Sigel, the rapper who has sold hundreds of thousands of records glamorizing a criminal lifestyle, was convicted of assault Tuesday for a fight in 2003.
Sigel, born Dwight Grant, was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor simple assault and was immediately sentenced to two years probation plus $180 in court costs.
Sigel, born Dwight Grant, agreed with the prosecutor's version of events, and was convicted of misdemeanor simple assault.
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