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Dwight Grant, 6 March 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Despite releasing albums that have crossed over to the upper regions of the US album charts, rapper Beanie Sigels troubles with the law have seemingly completely overshadowed his talents.
Raised in tough south Philadelphia by his former prison guard mother, the young Dwight Grant showed vocal talent by gospel singing in his local church, before focusing on his rhyming skills. During his teen years, Grant became known as Beanie Sigel, a moniker comprised of a nickname his grandmother gave him early on, as well as a nearby street that he and his pals would hang out at, Sigel Street. It was not long before Sigel began showing off his blossoming rap skills, entering rap battles with other local youths. It was also during this time that Sigel found himself in trouble with the law, as he was charged with aggravated assault and drug dealing charges. He received a conviction in 1995...