The Rapper: Beanie Sigel
The Post-Prison Rap Release: 2007's The Solution
Did Jail Help or Hurt? HURT! It was Sigel's 2005 album, The B. Coming, that was actually released while he sat behind bars on federal weapons charges. But that (in addiction to a lot of label drama) negatively impacted his career so much that The Solution couldn't solve the problems he had by the time 2007 rolled around.