Beanie Sigel, born Dwight Grant, is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He first rose to fame in the late 90s and early 2000s as a member of the rap group State Property and for his collaborations with rap mogul Jay Z. He has since released a number of solo albums, cementing his place in the rap music industry.
Beanie Sigel was born in South Philadelphia in 1974. As a child, he was exposed to the city’s street life, and was involved in drug trafficking and other criminal activities. He was arrested multiple times in his teenage years, and served time in a juvenile detention center. During his time in prison, he developed his musical skills, writing lyrics and rapping.
Beanie Sigel’s rap career began in the mid-90s, when he joined the rap group State Property. The group released several albums in the late 90s and early 2000s, and Sigel’s solo career began to take off. He released his debut solo album, The Truth, in 2000, which was followed by The Reason in 2001. Both albums were a success, and Sigel continued to collaborate with other rappers, including Jay Z and Freeway.
In recent years, Beanie Sigel has been involved in a number of projects. In 2016, he released his fifth studio album, This Time, and released the single “Gangsta, Gangsta” with fellow rapper Freeway. He has also appeared as a featured artist on songs by other artists, including “Run Up” by Meek Mill and “Oh Yeah” by Rick Ross. In 2019, he released the single “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” with rapper Jadakiss.
Beanie Sigel has had a long and successful career in hip-hop, and his influence on the genre is undeniable. He continues to release music, collaborate with other artists, and perform live, ensuring that his legacy will live on in the music industry.