Beanie Sigel Joins Bill Cosby for Anti-Violence March in Philadelphia

Beanie Sigel teamed up with an unlikely partner for an anti-violence march in his hometown of Philadelphia on Thursday (December 20): comedian Bill Cosby. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Sigel joined Cosby and activist Bilal Qayyum, co-chair of the Men United for a Better Philadelphia organization, for the march down Susquehanna Avenue as part of his continuing efforts to stem the rampant violence that has plagued Philly in recent months. Cosby, who has been publicly critical of the influence of Hip-Hop culture on inner city youth in the past, had positive words for the sometimes controversial MC. “Here is a young man from the streets who came back to the streets as a man,” Cosby said of the rapper. “This is what we want from our young boys, to go from boys to men.” Beans, who shot an anti-violence public service announcement with Philly’s Fox 29 last week, believes that, as an artist who hails from the same mean streets that are now under siege, he is uniquely suited to reach at-risk youth. “I come from these things, the streets,” Beans told the crowd outside of M. Hall Stanton School. “I’m at a time in my life where I’m trying to make the transition from something negative to something positive.” Men United for a Better Philadelphia seek to keep the number of murders in the city this year under the 400 mark, and the march closed out their “Peace Week 2007” initiative.

  • Big Chops

    First!!!

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Beans to Bill, “Hey you got couple of stacks I can hold until my album drop?”

  • Flymasta

    One of the Roc Boys and the Fat Albert crew this is fucking amazing Ace of Spades and Jello Pudding

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    Shame to hear it’s gotten so wild in my birthplace. It’s good to see us try to curtail the violence, but without serious government [re: Whitey] action, the problem will continue to worsen.

    Big up, Philly.

  • FORTY

    FUCK PHILLY, I’LL PISS ON PHILLY!!

  • THEGOD

    LMAO @ Ace of Spades and jello Pudding…..

    thats a huge step from old billy boy. hes been shittin on rap for a long time, to see him commend beans is a good look for hip-hop if not the younger black generation. slowly bridging the gap.

  • Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    Thats whats up to see Sigel against violence.

  • http://www.myspace.com/deandresurrellthegreat DEANDRE SURRELL

    NOW U THINKN…BEANS IM PROUD OF U MAN…
    ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR BEANS…I NEVER KNEW DUDE WAS SO BRIGHT…..

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    I just hope it helps and he aint just doing it to get in the paper.

  • Wake Up

    I think that this is a great event, regardless of whether it seems like a political move on Cosby. I just think that dude needs some sort of comprimise with the younger generation.

  • TheUltimate

    I’m glad Beanie is getting it together.

  • ragrago

    Dis is what we as a people need men stepping up to stand for what is right for da sake of da babies..I love you bill and I love you beans..we as black men need to shut down dis cycle of violence as it claims da best of our youth…

  • Cassius

    “Ain’t no telling what I do for a dolla
    Pop a nigga right in front of his mom
    Son a nigga right in front of his daughter”

    …. I’m confused

  • Cassius

    “But yall really wouldn’t understand…
    Get it?… Understand”

    • GoFiGuRe!!

      Son, fo real tho…. we know what type MC Beans is, why do we always have to pull a card to feel good….let it be…most would rather him just say that on wax and march in the street, than to say that on wax and act out in the street.

  • k_lang

    Yo, i gotta say that this is big surprise for both Bill and Beans. I never in a million years would’ve thought that I would see them share the same stage, for the same cause.

  • http://www.straferight.com Jewtino

    Beans is still mo for licking Peedi Crakk’s face whilst on Lean. But he damn sure can still flow.

  • truth 101

    I think this is the first time im going to write something nice. This is what i like to see . Bill cosby picking a rapper that of date to talk about issue and beanie for going out with cosby. Im realy happy with this ……

  • calico
  • niggafrommemphis

    You doin it Beans,real nigga shit.

  • SMOKEN

    WORD ?? I DONT BELIEVE… BEANIE. I THOUGHT HE WAS FROM THE GUTTER. WELL I LIKE COSBY, BUT U KNOW I DIDNT EXPECT THIS. OH WELL STOP THE VOLIENCE IS GOOD.

  • PaLe FaCe

    Give props to Sigel. Regardless if you like it or not he’s right. There is a point in a life where you gotta stop da bullshit. Some people jus come to that point before others. Master P’s doin it even tho track 1 on ghetto d taught us how to cook crack haha! OH YEA, the WAR PIGS sample on beanies new album is fire. PHILLY STAND UP!

  • cmoney85

    sad thing is this nigga just got out of jail new cd is still talking about murders and killing plus he fucked up that white dude at the party. and bill is using him as an example of how you should do things

  • port

    fuk philly big up PHX AZ cuz.