Beanie Sigel

Roc-A-Fella Records released Beanie Sigel’s debut album, The Truth on February 29, 2000, to critical and commercial success. In 2002, Sigel and much of the Roc-A-Fella roster starred in State Property. Its release coincided with the creation and promotion of State Property, a group of Philadelphia artists signed to Roc-A-Fella, Its members included Peedi Crakk, the Young Gunz (Neef Buck & Young Chris), Oschino and Omillio Sparks. Their first collaboration was for the movie’s soundtrack, an eponymous release that featured the original “Roc the Mic” by Sigel and Freeway. 2003’s The Chain Gang Vol. 2 followed, featuring the single “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” by the Young Gunz. The record was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. In 2005, before serving a one-year prison sentence stemming from an earlier arrest, Sigel shot multiple videos, directed by Joe Briscella, and finished his third album The B. Coming.

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