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Format: CD
Sku: 60391165
UPC: 731454662123
UPC 14: 00731454662123
Release Date: 2/29/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Truth, The ~ Beanie Sigel
2. Who Want What - (featuring Memphis Bleek) ~ Beanie Sigel
3. Raw & Uncut - (featuring Jay-Z) ~ Beanie Sigel
4. Mac Man ~ Beanie Sigel
5. Playa - (featuring Amil/Jay-Z) ~ Beanie Sigel
6. Everybody Wanna Be A Star ~ Beanie Sigel
7. Remember Them Days - (featuring Eve) ~ Beanie Sigel
8. Stop, Chill ~ Beanie Sigel
9. Mack And Brad - (featuring Scarface) ~ Beanie Sigel
10. What A Thug About ~ Beanie Sigel
11. What Ya Life Like ~ Beanie Sigel
12. Ride 4 My ~ Beanie Sigel
13. Die ~ Beanie Sigel
14. Anything - (bonus track, with Jay-Z) ~ Beanie Sigel
The best rappers don't make demos. Even more ironically, they don't look for record deals. Record deals look for them. When Beanie Sigel proclaimed on the remix to Jay-Z's "Money, Cash Hoes" to have been put onto this music industry "without Unsigned Hype or Battle of the Beats," he wasn't kidding. With his much anticipated debut album, The Truth and nothing but the truth, Beanie Sigel will prove why one of his verses equals another rapper's demo.

But despite where he's from, Beanie Sigel has already locked down the streets, whether it's the streets of New York or his hometown of Philly. "What A Thug About," one of Beanie's first solo joints, is already a street anthem and gives just a small taste of the thugness that Beanie is bringing on his album. With guest artists such as Jay-Z and Memphis Bleek and production by Ruff Ryders', Swizz Beatz and Suave House's, Tony Draper, Sigel's album is hotter than the inside of a Chevy Nova with no air conditioning, driving through the deserts of Africa. He agrees, "I'm bringing nothing but fire. They call the fire department every time I leave the studio."

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z, Scarface, Amil, Eve, Memphis Bleek Lofey (various instruments); Mike Tyler (guitar); Chauncey Mahan (programming); Nafeisa Abdalla, Jeremy Alexander (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: Kanye West, Robert "Shim" Kirkland, Just Blaze, Bink, Rockwilder.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Chauncey Mahan, Pat Viala, T-Mix.
Muze PNote Recorded at Sony Music Studios & Right Track Studios, New York, New York & Enterprise Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Muze PNote Personnel: Nafeisa Abdalla (vocals, background vocals); Mike Tyler (guitar); Chauncey Mahan (programming).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Douglas Wohlson; Ken "Duro" Ifill.
Muze PNote Recording information: Enterprise Stusios, Los Angeles, CA (1999); Right Track Studios, New York C (1999); sony Music Studios (1999).
Muze PNote Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Muze PNote At the start of the 21st century, much hype in the rap world was built around the debut of Roc-a-fella rap artist Beanie Sigel. And rightfully so. Prior to his debut, the Philly native had created quite a discography without ever having his own song. He has appeared on posse cuts alongside a number of different MCs, including Jay-Z, and mesmerized listeners with his rhymes every time out (see the Jay-Z cut "Reservoir Dogs" or the Roc-a-fella jam "Crew Love" for proof).
Muze PNote THE TRUTH!!!, Beanie Sigel's full-length debut, is a testament to his prodigious lyrical skills. For starters, Beanie reps for the thugs with the anthem "What a Thug About," a track in which he provides a street definition for his own personality. The standout title track is perhaps the best example of what sets Beanie apart from the pack.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jay-Z
Muze Guest Artist Eve
Muze Guest Artist Scarface
Muze Guest Artist Amil
Muze Guest Artist Memphis Bleek

Artist Overview

One of the most infamous figures in Philadelphia's hip-hop scene, Beanie Sigel is the leader of the State Property Crew, which in addition to spawning several successful MCs also features a clothing line and has produced several feature films. Sigel, who made a name for himself with gritty street narratives and a rep to back them up, was one of the first acts signed to Jay-Z and Damon Dash's Roc-A-Fella label, releasing his debut, THE TRUTH, in 1999. Constant feuds with numerous rappers (including former bossman Jigga), troubles with the law, and subsequent jail time stalled Sigel's promising career several times, yet he remains a strong chart presence with each album he is able to release.
Artist Followers
Freeway | Young Chris | Young Gunz

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Dynasty-Roc La Familia 2000 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Understanding (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits (Bonus Tracks) (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Home Grown Guide To Understanding V2(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Ryde Or Die (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations D Block(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blueprint (Collector's Edition)(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Red Album(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Stimulus Package(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Season Of The Assassin(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Professional Part 3(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Give The Drummer Some(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works


Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/29/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5466212
Music Label Name Label : Def Jam (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731454662123

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (3/30/00, pp.61-2)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...[He] has a style and manner all his own....layering his work with meaning and subtext and delivered with real conviction..."

Q (6/00, p.114)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...[He's] more articulate than your average Timberland-shod would-be street poet. In particular, 'Mac Man' is a brilliant drug dealing/Pac Man's a potent state-of-the-art example of contemporary rap."

CMJ (3/13/00, p.29)
- "...[He] proves why he's one of the most in-demand cameo guests in rap..."

Vibe (5/00, pp.169-70)
- "...He's displayed enough wit, charisma, and artistic potential to justify a healthy percentage of [Jay-Z's] love....Beanie's most lethal weapon is his 'arsenic flow'....Sigel's unique instrument compellingly displays its ornery charms..."

The Source (4/00, pp.199-200)
- 4.5 mics out of 5 - "...offers itself as a moment of truth - that time when people, places and things get stripped ass-naked, raw to the bone for all the world to of the defining albums of the turn-of-the-century's street-savvy generation..."

NME (Magazine)
(4/8/00, p.34)
- 8 out of 10 - "...Perfect 21st-century rap of the best hip-hop albums you'll see this year."

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