Beanie Sigel first became known for his association with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records, releasing his debut studio album The Truth through Roc-A-Fella in February 2000 to critical and commercial success.
38 Facts About Beanie Sigel
Beanie Sigel is known for his numerous legal issues, including a trial for attempted murder that took place between 2004 and 2005, and eventually lead to Beanie Sigel's acquittal.
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.
Beanie Sigel's record produced a hit track, "Feel It in the Air", and sold 131,000 copies in its first week.
On his release, Beanie Sigel questioned the loyalty of his group and said that he was signing with Dame and Biggs due to a stronger relationship with the pair than with Jay-Z:.
In 2006, Beanie Sigel re-signed with Roc-A-Fella Records and started recording for his fourth studio album The Solution.
On October 29,2007, Sigel released the first single from The Solution titled "All The Above" which featured R Kelly.
On May 22,2007, Beanie Sigel released The Solution which debuted on the Billboard charts at number 37.
In 2009, Beanie Sigel released his first independent album The Broad Street Bully after his contracts with Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Records had expired.
In 2010, Beanie Sigel announced that he was working on his sixth studio album titled The Closure which was to be released on Universal Republic and G-Unit Records.
However, on May 31,2011, Beanie Sigel cancelled the album and retired from the music industry for two weeks, before deciding to return and work on the album again, re-titling it The Classic.
In 2011, Beanie Sigel signed with 50 Cent's subsidiary label G-Unit Philly and renewed his 2009 contract with G-Unit Records.
On July 13,2011, Beanie Sigel released his first single from the album titled "B-Boy Stance".
On March 30,2012, Beanie Sigel told Statik Selektah on Shade 45 that he would be working on a collaborative album with his longtime close friend, the Southern rap veteran Scarface; the album was to be called Mac and Brad.
On that same day, while distribution deals with E1, The Orchard, and Asylum were on the table, Beanie Sigel decided to sign a distribution deal with EMI after one of his mutual friends garnered the interest of Chris Schwartz.
Under Schwartz's guidance, Beanie Sigel released a new mixtape, followed by his studio album This Time.
Beanie Sigel first appeared in the documentary Backstage, and his first main acting role was in the movie State Property which spawned a sequel State Property 2.
Beanie Sigel appeared along with Kevin Hart in the 2002 film Paper Soldiers.
In 2006, Beanie Sigel was interviewed in the Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops documentary, which exposed rappers to the dossiers maintained by NYPD as part of their effort to surveil hip-hop artists and executives.
Beanie Sigel auditioned for the lead role in the 2009 film Notorious.
Beanie Sigel recorded a song dissing his former boss and mentor Jay-Z on the track "I Go Off" with 50 Cent who had signed him to his G-Unit Records label in 2009.
On May 31,2011, it was reported that Beanie Sigel had apologized to Jay-Z.
Beanie Sigel publicly decried Jadakiss, the rest of The LOX and DMX.
Beanie Sigel dissed Sigel again in a freestyle on Funkmaster Flex's radio show.
Beanie Sigel responded by releasing his own diss track titled "I'm Coming".
In 2002, Beanie Sigel was arrested and charged with a federal weapons charge in West Philadelphia.
Beanie Sigel was arrested in January 2003 after allegedly punching a 53-year-old man in the face, fracturing his eye socket.
Beanie Sigel was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and possession of a criminal instrument.
In 2004, Beanie Sigel was convicted of federal weapons charges and sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison.
Beanie Sigel was shot multiple times during a robbery in Philadelphia on May 25,2006.
Beanie Sigel was able to flee the scene and drive himself to a local hospital.
One month prior to this incident, Beanie Sigel was released from prison after serving a brief stint for child support charges.
Beanie Sigel was found in possession of nearly 50 grams of marijuana in his vehicle.
Beanie Sigel was charged in 2010 with three counts of failing to file tax returns on income of over $1 million between 2003 and 2005.
Beanie Sigel pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 25 months in prison.
Beanie Sigel began his 24-month sentence for failing to file tax returns at the Federal Detention Center, Philadelphia on September 12,2012.
Beanie Sigel was wounded in a drive-by shooting outside his Pleasantville, New Jersey home on December 5,2014.
Beanie Sigel was rushed to the hospital where he had a lung removed due to complications during surgery.