Happy Birthday Beans: 21 Gun Salute To Beanie Sigel

There are few rappers that can say they’ve had the career that Beanie Sigel has had and can live to tell about it. Outside of 2Pac and DMX, there probably isn’t a more celebrated and equally tragic career and life than the Broad Street Bully’s. Even though the Philly representer rapper is celebrating (for lack of a better word) his 39th birthday (March 6) behind bars serving a two year prison sentence for failing to file tax returns from 2003-2005, XXL wanted to share both the ups and downs of one of the most respected figures in rap. ...

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Happy Birthday Rakim

Rakim turns 45 today. New York native Rakim, born William Michael Griffin Jr., was part of the 1980s Eric B. & Rakim. Eric B. and Rakim’s classic ...

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