NBC Philadelphia reports that the Philly rap veteran Beanie Sigel was shot this morning outside his home in Pleasantville, New Jersey. After “an altercation” that happened around 9:45 this morning, an unknown assailant shot the 40-year-old Sigel once in the stomach. He’s currently in surgery in a local hospital. Sigel was released from prison in August after serving two years for tax evasion. He is, for my money, one of the greatest rappers of all time, and the only person who regularly gave peak-era Jay-Z a run for his money. Let’s all hope for a quick and complete recovery.