Stars Born and Raised in Philly

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  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Holly Robinson Peete
  • Beanie Sigel
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Paul Robeson
  • Kevin Hart
  • The Roots
  • Will Smith
  • Jill Scott
  • Bill Cosby
  • Amber Rose
  • Lee Daniels
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Boyz II Men
  • Eve

Beanie Sigel

Born Dwight Grant in South Philly, the hip hop artist changed his name to reflect the street he grew up on (Sigel Street). But Philly also seems to inspire the rapper to get into all kinds of trouble. Sigel has been arrested multiple times around the city for drug possession, assault and weapons charges. He's currently serving a two year jail sentence at a federal prison in Philadelphia for tax evasion.

(Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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