Reason (Explicit Version) CD (2001)

Artist: Beanie Sigel

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Label Uni/def Jam
SKU 60487523
UPC 731454883825
UPC 14 00731454883825
Format CD
Release Date 6/26/2001
Author Beanie Sigel
Associated Artist/Work Freeway
Technical Info
Engineer Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton; Kamel Abdo; Gimel Keaton
CatalogID 5488382
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 06/26/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 60m : 40s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731454883825
Musical Guests
Memphis Bleek
Lil' Chris
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Daz, Jay-Z, Freeway, Lil Chris, Kurupt, Sparks, Scarface, Rell.
Producers include: Kanye West, Just Blaze, Rick Rock, 88 Keys, Bernard "Big Demi" Parker.
Recorded at Baseline Studios, New York, New York.
Personnel: St. Nick (vocals); DJ Scratch (scratches).
Audio Mixers: Doug Wilson; Gimel Keaton; Joe Quinde; Just Blaze.
Recording information: Baseline Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Arguably the hottest thing to come outta Philly since the Roots, Beanie Sigel had hip-hop heads from coast to coast bobbing along to the infectious beats and dark inner-city tales of his impressive debut, The Truth. But while emotional songs like "Mom Praying" make The Reason a solid enough follow-up, it essentially boils down to more of the same ol', same ol'. Sigel's familiar streetwise persona shines through on cuts that are more concerned with hustling and hanging out than glitz and glamour, but the repetitive tales of thug life and gangsterisms grow a bit redundant by album's end. The production is consistently banging, and songs like "Tales of a Hustla" and "Think It's a Game" (featuring Jay-Z) more than live up to the promise first glimpsed on The Truth. But ultimately, Sigel's sophomore effort isn't so much an artistic step forward as it is a step sideways. ~ Bret Love
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (7/13/01, p.86) - "...Smarter-than-average gangsta lyrics and eclectic hip-hop beats..." - Rating: B
Q (9/01, p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Sigel backs his braggadocio with crisp funk beats and expertly-judged samples of Funkadelic, James Brown and sundry blaxploitation..."
CMJ (8/13/01, p.20) - "...Street anthems and gangster confessionals...that will sound good booming in your ride..."
NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #36 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".
NME (Magazine) (6/30/01, p.40) - 8 out of 10 - "...One of the best hardcore rap records of the year 2001..."
Disc 1
1 Nothing Like It
2 Beanie (Mack B****)
3 So What You Saying - (featuring Memphis Bleek)
4 Get Down
5 I Don't Do Much
6 For My Ni**** - (featuring Daz)
7 Watch Your B***
8 Think It's A Game - (featuring Jay-Z/Freeway/Lil' Chris)
9 Man's World
10 Gangsta, Gangsta - (featuring Kurupt)
11 Tales of A Hustler - (featuring Sparks)
12 Mom Praying - (featuring Scarface)
13 Still Got Love For You - (featuring Jay-Z/Rell)
14 What Your Life Like 2

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