Truth (Explicit Version) CD (2000)

Artist: Beanie Sigel

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

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."


Label Uni/def Jam
SKU 60391165
UPC 731454662123
UPC 14 00731454662123
Format CD
Release Date 2/29/2000
Author Beanie Sigel
Associated Artist/Work Freeway
Artist Influence Big Daddy Kane
Artist Influence Capone-N-Noreaga
Artist Influence EPMD
Artist Influence Gang Starr
Artist Influence Jay-Z
Artist Influence Kool G Rap
Artist Influence Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Artist Influence Kool Moe Dee
Artist Influence Nas
Artist Influence Scarface
Artist Influence Schoolly D
Artist Influence The Notorious B.I.G.
Artist Contemporary Amil
Artist Contemporary AZ
Artist Contemporary Cam'ron
Artist Contemporary Clipse
Artist Contemporary DMX
Artist Contemporary Foxy Brown (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Freeway
Artist Contemporary Ja Rule
Artist Contemporary Jadakiss
Artist Contemporary Jay-Z
Artist Contemporary Jim Jones (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Artist Contemporary Kurupt
Artist Contemporary Maino
Artist Contemporary Memphis Bleek
Artist Contemporary Nas
Artist Contemporary Nature
Artist Contemporary Rick Ross (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Ruff Ryders
Artist Contemporary Sheek Louch
Artist Contemporary Styles P (The Lox)
Artist Contemporary The LOX
Artist Contemporary The Notorious B.I.G.
Artist Follower Freeway
Artist Follower Young Chris
Artist Follower Young Gunz
Technical Info
CatalogID 5466212
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 02/29/2000
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 51s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731454662123
Musical Guests
Memphis Bleek
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Producers include: Kanye West, Robert "Shim" Kirkland, Just Blaze, Bink, Rockwilder.
Engineers include: Chauncey Mahan, Pat Viala, T-Mix.
Recorded at Sony Music Studios & Right Track Studios, New York, New York & Enterprise Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Nafeisa Abdalla (vocals, background vocals); Mike Tyler (guitar); Chauncey Mahan (programming).
Audio Mixers: Douglas Wohlson; Ken "Duro" Ifill.
Recording information: Enterprise Stusios, Los Angeles, CA (1999); Right Track Studios, New York C (1999); sony Music Studios (1999).
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
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).
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.
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.
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."
Disc 1
1 Truth, The
2 Who Want What - (featuring Memphis Bleek)
3 Raw & Uncut - (featuring Jay-Z)
4 Mac Man
5 Playa - (featuring Amil/Jay-Z)
6 Everybody Wanna Be A Star
7 Remember Them Days - (featuring Eve)
8 Stop, Chill
9 Mack And Brad - (featuring Scarface)
10 What A Thug About
11 What Ya Life Like
12 Ride 4 My
13 Die
14 Anything - (bonus track, with Jay-Z)

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Importcds $5.65 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All our items are brand new - Ships directly from our Warehouse in California - Estimated delivery time: 5-7 days after shipment.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Blow It Outa Here $11.34 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All products are BRAND NEW and factory sealed. Fast shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $17.71 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$5.65 + $2.98 shipping
$9.98 You save $4.33 (43%)
Rakuten Super Points Earn 6 ($0.06) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: CD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Importcds
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™