• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2005
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Only two things matter here: the production, which is masterful, and Beanie himself, a virtuoso of lonely, bitter desperation.
  2. Finds him at his most vulnerable--and his best. [15 Apr 2005, p.78]
  3. 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.
  4. Those looking for a direct story of how Beanie earned three years in the clink will be somewhat disappointed, but these chunks of insight into the man's turmoil -- and the couple party tunes that go with them -- add up to one hell of an album.
  5. As defiant as ever. [23 Apr 2005, p.51]
  6. 80
    Sigel spills enough raw emotion on these top-shelf beats to make Ghostface Killa shed a tear. [Jun 2005, p.85]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 70
    At times, he overreaches. [Jun 2005, p.158]
  10. The B.Coming starts strong... [and] eventually flattens out into dark, brooding territory.
  11. 60
    About as insular and pensive a rap record as anyone's ever made. [May 2005, p.120]
  12. The B. Coming attempts to document the emotional upheaval Sigel went through during his trial and conviction, but from the start the sober moral tone and forced gospel choruses make it obvious the MC's mind is on other matters.
  13. [A] worthless attempt at mainstream love.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. KuzW
    Jun 18, 2005
    10
    This is a classic cd
  2. jamesp
    Jun 3, 2005
    9
    dont sleep on sigel the track purple rain is rediculous. he would of been better of wit jay.
  3. ahkc
    May 27, 2005
    9
    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 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. Full Review »