Philly rapper Beanie Sigel served 10 months in prison back in 2005 on weapons charges and various past offenses and now he wants to curtail kids from going down the same path. In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sigel said he’s trying “get off the bad guy thing,” and helps kids stay out of trouble.
"The whole thing that’s going on in the city, with these kids killing each other? I can be part of the solution to that problem," he told the Philly Inquirer. "These young kids, they don’t want to hear ‘Put the guns down, stop selling the drugs’ from a suit and tie that’s going back to their suburban house and their kids in their Ivy League school. You got to be of the people, to get to the people. ‘Cause the first thing they going to ask you is, ‘What you know about being down here in South Philly?’ "
Beanie’s new album, “The Solution,” drops on Tuesday, December 11 and features appearances from Jay-Z, Styles P, Ghostface and Peedi Peedi.