Earlier today, Beanie Sigel was sentenced to 2 years in prison for tax evasion, and will start his sentencing on September 12th. But it doesn’t look like that is going to slow him down as he has announced that he will be dropping a new album called “This Time” on August 28th. It will be released via the re-launched Ruffhouse Records. CEO Chris Schwartz had the following to say:
“We’re extremely proud to be re-launching Ruffhouse Records with Beanie Sigel as our first artist. His sentencing today doesn’t change any of that in the least. Regardless of this unfortunate situation, Beanie has created a tremendous body of work that is totally worthy of the Ruffhouse name. It’s almost ironic that the sentencing is happening on the eve of this record, because this record is about introspection and redemption. Beanie is truly one of the great lyricists in the hip-hop game. He stands tall among all the major MCs and he’s revered by all hip-hop aficionados around the world. I’m basically following the same criteria as the previous Ruffhouse Records for the artists we represent. We’re working with self-established marquee artists, and Beanie is the perfect fit.”
DOWNLOAD his most recent April 2012 release, Beanie Sigel – Broad Street Empire Vol 1: Lost Files (Mixtape) (Hosted by DJ Damage)
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