The Solution - Beanie Sigel
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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. Sigel is too erratic to fully allow his album to mesh well upon itself. But that is why it works so well anyway, The Solution as much Sigel’s fresh step into untested waters as it is a fall back into a well-worn groove.
  3. Solution's unobtrusive yet menacing production--gothic keyboards, drum noises mimicking gunshots--nicely complement Sigel's musings on death, crime, and the urban landscape
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Solution is a deeply schizophrenic record, one that completely divorces Beanie's cocksure swagger from his introspective depth.
  7. 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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