Friday, July 13, 2012


Beanie Sigel is the personification of Philadelphia street life. He is big, black, rough and full of success and misfortune. They don’t come any more hardcore than Beans. The scuffles, the beefs, the run ins with the law, the assaults have all been a part of Beans’ career just as much as his outstanding catalog of recording. Most notably in all this, the Philly MC spent 10 months in prison for federal weapons charges and beat an attempted murder charge afterwards.

However during his run with Roc-A-Fella Records, Beanie (real name Dwight Grant) didn’t properly file taxes with Uncle Sam. He owed the government over $700K. Yesterday, (July 12) he was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for failing to pay his taxes.

Following that bad news, beanie Sigel fans received a small glint of good news. Ruffhouse Records, a defunct 90s record label, plans to relaunch back into the music industry by releasing the next Beanie Sigel album. The record label famous for breaking Cypress Hill and The Fugees will release Beans’ next album entitled This Time. It is unclear how Sigel’s legal woes will factor into the albums promotion and release but, at least the fans get some music from Beans.

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