Beanie Sigel was born Dwight Grant in Philadelphia on March 6, 1974. Sigel was a name he took from that of a street in his tough south Philadelphia neighborhood; "Beanie" was a nickname his grandmother gave him. Like many other young people in musically rich Philadelphia, Sigel tried out his hip-hop wordsmith skills, appearing on a mixtape assembled by producer DJ Clue and contributing a verse to the Roots' "Adrenaline." In the fall of 1998 he caught the attention of the duo Philly's Most Wanted, later famed for their album Get Down or Lay Down, who were at the time little known beyond Philadelphia. The duo persuaded Sigel to join them at a meeting with the heads of the Roc-a-Fella label, rapper Jay-Z and entrepreneur Damon Dash, who were then well on their way to becoming the most consistent hit makers in hip-hop music. At the meeting, Sigel impressed both Jay-Z and Dash with his rhymes. He wasn't a virtuoso poet, but his material was straightforward and vivid, filled with detail about the violent life on Philadelphia's streets.
A well respected contributing media personality, Doggie Diamonds has been at the forefront of many renowned one on one's with a multitude of influential individuals in and out of the Hip Hop culture. Now focused on the podcast sphere, Doggie Diamonds has been cultivating pivotal content since 2016. Created in effort to provide a platform for unsung heroes, and distribution of unfiltered perspective, the motivation for his new venture was the frequent inquiry into his insight on burning topics within the culture and industry.
Always one to answer the call, Doggie Diamonds have built on the foundation of his interview experience and journey within Hip Hop.
"When I sat and thought about it, I was podcasting before I knew I was actually doing. With my background in radio, all I had to do was strip down the audio from my shows and upload."
From his work as co-owner of Forbez DVD, to work on The Come up DVD as well as his Doggie Diamonds TV platform (100K subscribers on YouTube) Doggie Diamonds has laid the cement for a legacy in journalism. A true influencer, his goal of competing at a high level will never be compromised. Ranking as high as #3 on iTunes in the music podcast category, Doggie Diamonds has set the bar to say the least.
The plan is to have one of the top podcasts in the podcasting industry. From top tier guests and doing more live podcasts we seize the opportunity of broad distribution through google play, stitcher, castbox, spotify, youtube, iheartradio, radio one, tunein, deezer.
From notables such as Charlamagne Tha God, Freeway Ricky Ross, Peedi Crakk, 38 Spesh, Choke No Joke, Math Hoffa, Ali Vegas, Kidd Kidd, and Mitchy Slick to so many more, the Doggie Diamonds podcast is the result of curating content on a platform dedicated to the culture.”