Over Beanie Sigel
A solo emcee out of Philly, Beanie Sigel appeared on albums by DJ Clue, the Roots and Jay-Z before dropping his debut LP The Truth in 1999. Released by Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, the title track turned many listeners on to his rugged flow and storytelling prowess. The Truth featured production from platinum hit-makers like Rockwilder, as well as verses by the likes of Eve, Scarface and Hova himself. Beanie returned in 2001 with The Reason. Having proven himself as a solo artist, Sigel put together a group called State Property, featuring some of the best rappers in Philadelphia, including Freeway, Peedi Crakk and the Young Gunz. In 2005, Sigel released The B.Coming while serving a year in prison for a gun charge. After being released, he put out his fourth solo album, The Solution, in 2007.