The B.Coming - Beanie Sigel
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  • Summary: The incarcerated rapper won't be touring for a while, but that didn't stop him from releasing his first album in four years, which features collaborations with Just Blaze, Cam'ron, The Neptunes, Snoop Dogg and Buckwild.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
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  1. Only two things matter here: the production, which is masterful, and Beanie himself, a virtuoso of lonely, bitter desperation.
  2. One of the strongest albums of 2005, Beanie Sigel stands among the greatest of the Roc-A-Fella catalogue with technical ability and an emotional severity worth experiencing.
  3. Finds him at his most vulnerable--and his best. [15 Apr 2005, p.78]
  4. Sigel is qualified enough as an artist to hold down an album on his own, but one gets the sense he didn't want to take any chances this record wouldn't sell and had to make sure there was one cameo for everyone.
  5. The B.Coming is no metamorphosis; Beans remains the same powerful but limited rhymer, a blunt object hammering the mic and stumbling after the ghost of Jay-Z.
  6. 70
    At times, he overreaches. [Jun 2005, p.158]
  7. [A] worthless attempt at mainstream love.

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  1. KuzW
    Jun 18, 2005
    This is a classic cd
  2. ahkc
    May 27, 2005
    Dope album. Beans does mature a great deal. Flatline and One Shot Deal are great duo joints with P Crizzy and Redman both dropping hot verses. Lyrically though the star combines menace, hope, fear and even the blues to make this one of this year's best hiphop albums. Expand
  3. jamesp
    Jun 3, 2005
    dont sleep on sigel the track purple rain is rediculous. he would of been better of wit jay.
  4. CJCartagena
    Apr 10, 2005
    This album is great and a step in maturity for Beans who recorded this in a depressed states of mind. One of the only problems on the album is that it is packed with guest appearances such as Jay-Z,Cam'Ron,Twista, Snoop Dogg, Redman, Freeway, Young Chris of Young Gunz, and more, also that some of the songs are sluggishy paced but beans lyrical growth is great. Hot Songs: Don't Stop, I Can't go on this way, One shot deal, Gotta Have it. A must buy for all fans Expand
  5. JBlunts
    Apr 18, 2005
    This album was hyped up and did not deliver. Sounds like it was quickly thrown together, and from everything I've read, it was. Damn, the beats are weak. I'd say this album went 5 for 15 (33%). The only reason why I gave this a 6, is because at least it is not the typical R&B rap you hear everyday on the radio. This album is not for Hip-Pop listeners. Where's Kanye on this joint? Beans is just an above average rapper at best. Lyrically he just rhymes one syllable words that I learned how to rhyme in kindergarten. The Neptunes track is soooooo be honest I'm sick of those dudes. The reason they get on albums is the name to sell records, nothing else. People are bashing the quest spots, but I see them as a savior. If not for those quest spots, this album drops by at least two ratings points. Sorry Beans and DameDashMusic, but ya put out some real mediocre material. Without Jay, Dame you ain't nothin'. Expand