This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel: Beanie Sigel (rap vocals).
Recording information: New York, New York (2004).
While many rap artists focus on being prolific, Beanie Sigel has represented a form of measure, letting his rhymes develop, his patience paying off in a forceful, focused flow that has earned him critical approval and multi-platinum sales. THE B. COMING, Beanie's third solo record in six years, arrived in early 2005 with a certain urgency, as the Philadelphia native faced a potentially lengthy jail sentence on multiple charges. However, despite the circumstances, Beanie Sigel remains on target on THE B. COMING, with many guests showing up to support the skillful rapper.
On the opener, "Feel It in the Air," producer Heavy D provides a lush jazz-funk backdrop that starts the album off on a high note. Over a trademark Neptunes beat, Beanie addresses the charges leveled against him swiftly and defiantly on "Don't Stop," aided by a typically relaxed Snoop Dogg. Throughout the disc, Beanie invites some of the most verbally adept rhyme-sayers in the game to stop by, from Redman to Jay-Z to Freeway. Of course, Beanie isn't about to be outshone by anyone, his assertive growl standing out as he issues a strong statement of his importance before the courts decide his fate.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 - "The Philly MC's flow is still among the best - it recalls the smooth delivery of his mentor, Jay-Z, mixed with a young Ice Cube's growl..."
Entertainment Weekly (No. 815, p.85) - "[S]igel's latest finds him at his most vunerable--and his best." - Grade: B+
- Feel It In The Air
- I Can't Go On This Way
- One Shot Deal
- Gotta Have It
- Don't Stop
- Purple Rain
- Oh Daddy
- Bread & Butter
- Lord Have Mercy
- Tales Of A Hustler Pt. 2
- Look At Me Now
- It's On
- Wanted (On The Run)