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Rapper Beanie Sigel Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

7/14/2012 9:33am EDT
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Rapper Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to two years in prison for tax evasion.

The 38 year old, real name Dwight Grant, was accused of failing to file his federal income tax returns between the years 2003 and 2005, allegedly racking up $348,077 in back payments, and he pleaded guilty to the charge earlier this year.

On Thursday, he appeared in court in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and was ordered to serve 24 months behind bars.

Grant is due to begin the sentence on September 12, and his attorney, Fortunato N. Perri, insists the star is just looking forward to putting the past behind him, ...

Beanie Sigel Faces Jail Time For Tax Fraud

8/10/2011 11:00am EDT
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Rapper Beanie Sigel is facing three years behind bars after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

The hip-hop star, real name Dwight Grant, is accused of owing $350,000 in back taxes from earnings taken in from 2003 to 2005.

At a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to report his $1.5 million income.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 18 and faces up to three years in jail.

Beanie Sigel: 'Damon Dash Stole $11 Million From Me'

12/15/2010 4:19pm EST
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Rapper Beanie Sigel has slammed his former record label boss Damon Dash, sensationally accusing the music mogul of stealing $11 million from him.

The hip-hop star, who was previously signed to Roc-A-Fella Records, the company founded by Jay-Z and Dash, claims he was unaware of the alleged discrepancy until his lawyer brought the matter to his attention.

In an interview with online radio hosts Star and Buc Wild, Sigel says, "I ain't (sic) loyal to Dame, Dame owe (sic) me money! My own lawyer found about $11 million that Dame stole from me."

Sigel fails to go into detail about the financ...

Beanie Sigel Charged With Tax Fraud

10/6/2010 4:24pm EDT
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Rapper Beanie Sigel is facing criminal charges for alleged tax fraud in his native Pennsylvania.

Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia allege the hip-hop star, real name Dwight Grant, made $1.5 million from 2002 to 2004, but failed to fill in tax returns, according to court documents filed on Tuesday.

Defense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. claims Sigel was behind bars during some of the years in question, and had others handling his finances, reports the Associated Press.

Sigel previously served jail time for drug and weapons charges; he was also locked up in 2008 for violating the terms of...

Rihanna To Give Her Story, 50 Cent's Album Leaked, Jay-Z Has A New Beef, More

11/3/2009 1:34pm EST
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Weekly Music News: Rihanna will discuss the Chris Brown incident on Good Morning America & 20/20. Since Chris Brown gave us a Larry King interview full of "wows" and "that's crazy", Rihanna is ready to give her take on the incident that took place between she and Chris Brown during the morning hours of February 8th; or is she? The net went bonkers after news of Rihanna's impending appearance on Good Morning America was released. According to a promotional video that was released late last week, the singer will finally open up about what took place between she and Chris the night before the ...

Check Out Future R&B Star Melissa Jimenez' 'Untouchable'

6/30/2007 10:00am EDT
Melissa Jiménez
Looking for who's going to be the next R&B superstar? Well, look no further. Melissa Jiménez is ready to take over. From the smash hit Feel It In The Air with Beanie Sigel, Ms. Jiménez has come into her own, and is asserting herself as an R&B/Pop sensation.

The 22-year-old New York native, New Jersey-raised performer says her parents swear she was carrying a tune by the time she was one, but it wasn't until Melissa was 14 that she joined her father Horacio's 10 piece Orchestra, stepping in for her mom Maria and never turning back.

Check out the brand new single, "Untouchable" from...

The Roots Release 'Best Of' Albums

11/7/2005 3:20pm EST
The Roots
A commercially successful, critics' darling is oftentimes an oxymoron in music. Then again, it should come as no surprise that the endlessly innovative hip-hop band, The Roots, have managed to accomplish both. They have sold over three million records since debuting with Organix in 1990. At the same time, they've won a Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group in 2000 for "You Got Me," and kept fickle critics and their loyal fan base satisfied with groundbreaking experimentation that deftly mixes elements from rock, jazz, soul, house, and any other genre that will make the speakers ...