State Property

Genres: Urban
Decades: 2000s


This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based rap crew was launched in 2001 by Beanie Sigel. After getting his solo career started in the late 90s with his 1999 debut The Truth, Sigel set out to form a group of his own that would be modelled after the crew that backed Dr. Dre on his landmark recording, The Chronic. Sigel did not have to look far to put together the outfit, as he kept his search to the streets of his home-town of Philadelphia. Joining Sigel in the original State Property line-up were Freeway, Oschino, Omillio Sparks, and the duo Young Gunz. The quintet’s debut, State Property, was released at the end of 2001. The album also served as a soundtrack for a straight to video movie of the same name, which featured all of the group’s members. State Property’s line-up expanded soon afterwards with the addition of Peedi Crakk. The crew’s The Chain Gang Vol. II was released in summer 2003, shortly after Freeway’s star-studded US Top 10...

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