In this throwback, famed Philly rapper Beanie Sigel shared his thoughts on the true gangsters in hip-hop and claimed that there aren’t many that exist today. Name dropping a few gangsters that he felt were rats and genuine to the title, Beans mention Jay Z as gangster in the music business, but not so much in the streets. “Yea, he gangsta in the music business. He’s definitely a gangsta in that form. I don’t know about, you know, the streets but when it comes to the music business, yea, he’s a gangsta.”
Beanie also explained why he left home at 13 to start a life on the streets, which then led him down a dark path littered with court cases, robbery, and violence. “I left home when I was 13-years-old.” He told DJ Vlad, “Man, school was too slow for me. It was too slow. I remember being in kindergarten, and I got an older sister, and I was going to her first-grade reading and math classes.”
Further into the conversation, he says with and absentee father figure, he looked for guidance from men in the streets living the fast life. Watch the full interview above.
(words via VladTV)