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Beanie Sigel

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Beanie Sigel is going to have the same view for a while longer.

The This Time rapper, who's been behind bars since Pennsylvania State Police found unspecified pills and codeine syrup on him and a .38-caliber handgun in the car during a traffic stop last August, was sentenced today to between six and 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to misdemeanor illegal drug possession.

His arrest occurred not long before before Sigel (born Dwight Grant) was due to report for a two-year prison sentence for tax evasion—a stretch that Sigel's attorney is hoping his client will be able to serve concurrently with his time for the drug charge.

"Mr. Grant has been a successful entertainer and musician in the Philadelphia community for decades," Sigel's attorney, Carson Morris, addressed the court today, per Delaware County's Daily Times. "Obviously, he's had an incredible amount of success and opportunity in his life. He's also made some mistakes, which have ended up putting him in custody. He's ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with is life."

"He has a lot of catching up to do," Morris added, "but he also has a lot of talent and a lot of opportunity, hopefully. So the prospect is that he can get out and move on and start doing something productive with his life."

We're hoping for the best in six to 23 months.