The Solution

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  • Summary: Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel releases his fourth album, featuring R. Kelly, Styles P, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, and Scarface.
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  1. The Solution is an album informed by Sigel's hustles and struggles that still manages to elevate beyond them to offer a broad appeal as the self-described "fat boy on a sucker free diet" puts out the best gangster rap Philadelphia has seen since the heyday of Schoolly D--except that Sig' is on a level now D could never touch.
  2. A cunning, hybrid album that isn’t quite as mixed up as it first seems.
  3. Sigel is back with the unabashedly mainstream The Solution, an album that shed the archetypal Rock-A-Fella production that colored his early work in exchange for high-glossed beats, a composed mindset, and soaring choruses.
  4. The Solution, the follow-up to 2005's acclaimed "The B. Coming," feels unnecessarily bifurcated, with most of its first half devoted to grandiose tough-talk and limp club bangers devoted to passing the Patron.
  5. The Solution is a deeply schizophrenic record, one that completely divorces Beanie's cocksure swagger from his introspective depth.
  6. Unfortunately, Sigel has taken a step away from reconciling the truth on his fourth full-length, The Solution. Instead of shedding the one-note dimension of his popular Broad Street Bully persona, he simply cloaks himself in another unconvincing and uninteresting trope: the mack-lover.

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