Before Beanie Sigel drops his latest much-anticipated album B. Coming on March 29, a pair of Dash Film-produced documentaries featuring the currently incarcerated rapper will air on MTV2 and BET.
A half-hour special titled “The Trial: Beanie Sigel,” produced by Damon Dash’s film company Dash Films, airs tonight (March 23) at 7: 30
p.m. E.T. on BET, with a re-airing on March 26 and March 28.
“The Trial” tails Sigel as he goes through his trial in Philadelphia on federal gun charges, meanwhile the now dispersed Roc-A-Fella affiliates and members, Damon Dash, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and State Property lend support.
“The Trial” documents the frenzy that surrounded Sigel before the Philadelphia rapper was sentenced to a year in federal prison, in addition to his preparation for jail.
Sigel makes a second documentary run on March 29 when MTV2 airs “The Truth: Beanie Sigel” at 7:30 p.m. E.T., also produced by Dash Films. Beanie himself narrates the story of his life and career in his own words.
“The Truth” takes a more personal slant and chronicles Sigel’s history from his hustler beginnings in South Philly to his meeting with Jay-Z and Damon Dash and signing with Roc-A-Fella Records.
Additional MTV2 air-dates for “The Truth: Beanie Sigel” will be announced.
“State Property II,” which Sigel stars in, also hits theaters on April 13.