Video: Beanie Sigel, “In the Ghetto”



Beanie Sigel is an album artist, which is not something you can say for most of the rap industry. He's had some great singles (and even more great almost-singles), but sitting down with an hour of his music is simultaneously satisfying and one of the most depressing ways you can spend your time. Either way, Beans has had a remarkably consistent career, showing an ambition to sell actual records without losing that voice that sounds somewhere between the croak of a huge frog and getting socked in the face. "In the Ghetto," a bleak track from Broad Street Bully looks to continue this trend, and we heartily support that. Add the video to Pill's "Trap Goin' Ham" as part of the new reality rap. And though we could get all mad at the music industry for the next-to-no promotion surrounding Beanie's new record (out September 1st), we're not going to do it. Obviously we want dude to sell a gazillion records, but even if he doesn't (and lets face it, he won't) at least we'll have a collection of solid albums to come back to whenever we feel like it. (via World Star Hip-Hop)

Video: Beanie Sigel, “In the Ghetto”