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  • Audio CD (9 July 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Def Jam
  • ASIN: B00005LIXL
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  1. Nothing Like It (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel 3:22£0.59  Buy MP3 
  2. Beanie (Mack B****) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel 4:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
  3. So What You Saying (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek 5:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
  4. Get Down (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel 4:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
  5. I Don't Do Much (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel 4:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
  6. For My N***az (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Daz from The Dogg Pound] [Explicit]Beanie Sigel and Daz from The Dogg Pound 4:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
  7. Watch Your B**** (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel 3:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
  8. Think It's A Game (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Lil Chris] [Explicit]Beanie Sigel and Freeway and JAY-Z and Lil Chris 5:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Man's World (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel 3:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
10. Gangsta, Gansta (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Kurupt] [Explicit]Beanie Sigel and Kurupt 3:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
11. Tales Of A Hustler (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel 3:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
12. Mom Praying (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Scarface] [Explicit]Beanie Sigel and Scarface 4:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
13. Still Got Love For You (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Rell] [Explicit]Beanie Sigel and JAY-Z and Rell 4:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
14. What Your Life Like 2 (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Beanie Sigel 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 

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The Reason (CD Album) by Beanie Sigel - 14 Tracks: 1. Nothing Like It : Kanye West (Produzent) (K. West/N. Ashford/V. Simpson) 2. Beanie (Mack B****) : Just Blaze (Produzent) (J. Smith) 3. So What You Saying (Feat. Memphis Bleek) : Just Blaze (Produzent) (M. Cox/A. Williams/W. Morrison/G. Shider/G. Clinton/W. Nichols/J. Smith) 4. Get Down : Just Blaze (Produzent) (Q. Jones/J. Smith) 5. I Don't Know Much : Rick Rock (Produzent) (R. Thomas) 6. For My Ni**** (Feat. DAZ) : Rick Rock (Produzent) (R. Thomas) 7. Whatch Your B****** : DJ 88 Keys (Produzent) (C. Japa) 8. Think It's a Game (Feat. Jay-Z, Freeway, Lil Chris) : Bernard Parker (Produzent) (B. Parker/J. Easely/C. Ries/S. Carter/K. Patrick) 9. Man's World : No I.D. (Produzent) (B. Newsome/D. Wilson/J. Brown) 10. Gangsta, Gangsta (Feat. Kurupt) : Kanye West (Produzent) (K. West) 11. Tales Of a Hustler (feat. Sparks) : Sha-Self (Produzent) (M. Clervoix) 12. Mom Praying (Feat. Scarface) : Just Blaze (Produzent) (J. Smith/H. Scales/B. Jordan) 13. Still Got Love For You (Feat. Jay-Z and Bell) : Just Blaze (Produzent) (G. Gaddis/I. Hayes/J. Smith/S. Carter) 14. What Your Life Like 2 : Just Blaze (Produzent) (M. Jouveaux/J. Smith/A. Costandinos) - Executive Producers: Shawn Carter, Damon Dash & Kareem "Biggs" Burke - Co-Executive Producers: Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua and Beanie Sigel - Format: CD, Album - Label: Roc A Fella / Black Friday (LC 08427) - Bestell-Nr./Catalog#: 548 838-2 - VÖ/Released: 25.06.2001 - Interpret/Artist: Beanie Sigel - Titel/Title: The Reason - Genre: Int. Hip Hop / Rap; Credible / Hardcore; Hip Hop / Rap; Mainstream - EAN/UPC: 731454883825

Someone needs to have a talk with talented MC Beanie Sigel because he's nowhere to be found on The Reason. While Sigel's debut The Truth contained thought-inducing head-nodders such as "What Your Life Like", which forewarned listeners of the pitfalls of partaking in illegal subterranean activities, he's taken an odious u-turn on Gangster Ave. On "Watch Your Bitch Ass" Sigel celebrates exploiting women and flipping keys, and this trend carries on throughout his 14-track effort. Sadly, a good chunk of the beats, looped samples and hooks, which accompany this narrow subject matter, are rehashed and equally uninspiring. "So What You Sayin'" features Sigel and label mate Memphis Bleek covering the EPMD classic of the same name for no good reason. On "Man's World", producer No I.D. employs one of the most overused James Brown sampled records, while "Beanie (Mack Bitch)" and "Gangsta Gangsta" lift hooks from annoyingly familar Dr Dre/NWA hits of the past. On the other hand, The Reason begins and ends with arguably two of the better cuts on the album, so you're not left completely hanging. On "Nothing Like It", Sigels' seeds take centre stage and are touted as the reasons for him wanting to become a better Beanie man, while the album's closer "What Your Life Like 2" takes listeners on a graphic trip through the psyche of a prisoner. Guest appearances by Scarface ("Mom Praying") and Jay-Z ("Still Got Love For You") keep things interesting because on both tracks Sigel makes clear the impact his parents have had on his life--both the good and bad. But in the end, The Reason further solidifies Sigel's position in the rap world as an underachieving rapper who's on the right Roc-A-Fella career train, but aboard the wrong tracks. --Dalton Higgins

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By on 10 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
Yes, it's finally here ! All those many many months of waiting since I read Beans was releasing another album have been well worth it ! The Truth was one of my fave albums of 2000 and The Reason will surely be the highlight of this year. The flow, the metaphors, the lyrics, the beats - this album really does have it all. Many albums these days seem to have guest appearences for the sake of it - on The Reason they are carefully selected and come off well especially the ol' boy Mr.Scarface and the west coast lyrical assasin Kurupt. One of the nice things about this album is that there are no annoying skits (think Redman albums) and the tracks flow nicely into eachother. Im not sure of the tracks by name as of yet cos i only bought it yesterday, however that's irrelevant cos they're all bangin ! Beans is a blessing for the hip-hop world and will surely become one of the greats judging by the way he's going - with this incredible talent on The ROC this clique will be about a looong time.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By on 3 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
The Reason is without question the best release from Roc-A-Fella since Reasonable Doubt. Where Doubt held the listener in a champagne haze of jazz influenced eastern bravado and flamboyance. For example, take the perfect cover of EMPD's classic "So Watcha Sayin'?" with Memphis Bleek, the perfect gangsta track for Sigel ("Get Down"), the perfect West Coast beat for Mack ("I Don't Do Much"), the perfect signature track for Beans ("Man's World") and the perfect reconciliation track for D. Grant. ("Still Got Love For You") The album's high point comes with "Mom Praying" which features a guest appearance by Scarface that makes his previous collabo on Sigel's debut, The Truth, seem shameful. Sigel deserves a pat on the back. And the ROC still further confirms that they are the still the hottest Clique out there !
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
k this album is well good first of all to get that clear. At first my favorite track was 'mom praying' which is a phat tune. Then of course ' still got love for you' is another amazing track i really liked that one. Basically if u like roc-a-fella and well...who doesn't, then u will like this album. Also get the Blueprint which has to be one of the best albums to come out this year.
But as with every album there r down sides which u cannot deny some of the tracks i just don't at all like such as 'so what you saying' which really isn't a very good track so..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What's The Reason for this album? 14 July 2007
By Nuisance - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Beanie Sigel's first album The Truth was just that. Minus two songs it was Beanie's best effort at the time(The B-Coming being the best now). This album falls short for a couple of reasons. 1. The production was dry. 2. Beanie sounds pretty uninspired on here(with a few exceptions) 3. weak guest appearances(with the exception of Jay-z and Scarface). The Good: Nothing Like It was a good way to start off the album. Mom Praying with Scarface is a touching tribute to their mothers and I must admit that Scarface and Beanie are a kick a** combo. Still Got Love For You which features Jay-z is their explanation for Where Have You Been as Rell gives a pretty decent chorus for the song and What Your Life Like 2 is an awesome finish for the album because Beanie always excells when he makes his deep cuts. Honorable Mention: So What You Saying featuring Memphis Bleek. The Bad: I never liked his first single Beanie(Mack B****) and why would he pick such a weak single to be the first is very questionable to say the least. Get Down, I Dont Do Much, For My N*****(feat a wasted effort by Daz) and Think Its A Game(feat Jay-z, Freeway and Lil Chris) are all boring tracks that will work wonders for the most chronic insomniacs.
The Ugly: Tales Of A Hustler is butt and I dont know why the Roc signs wack signees like Sparks when songs like this prove that he is absolutely useless on the mic. Gangsta Gangsta(feat Kurupt) is Beanie's big offence and lazy rhymes like /enough with that cocky stuff/dont get smacked like a hockey puck/(come on Beans I know you can do better than that) make you wonder if he even tried to put effort into that song at all. Then again that's not his biggest offence. Watch Your B****** is! Man's World is another dull track with a poorly used James Brown(RIP) sample in the background as Beanie just spits with no effort. Bottom Line: The Reason is Beanie Sigel's worst album and how anybody can feel joints like Watch Your B******, I Dont Do Much and For My N***** is beyond me. Beanie apologized for this album before his third release came out and I heard this album way before that interview so I agree with him 100%. This album was not the best he can do but he shouldnt apologize because he made up for it with The B-Coming so all is forgiven. Just dont do it again.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
the reason to buy the reason 30 Nov. 2001
By "billybob002k" - Published on
Format: Audio CD
get album even better than his last album. This album is da best rocafella release to date. This cd is loaded with gangsta anthems like mac chick(beanie)and the soon to be classic colabo with memphis bleek "so what you saying"(a cover of the epmd classic). this album also features dat n!!!! daz,jay-z of course,kurupt, billy gliman, and his young n!&&@ freeway. If u want a good album check this one out as well as skull duggery - these wicked streets, billy guliman - classic christmas and jayz - the life and times of sean carter volume 3.
peace out and cop this disc
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Sigel was the name that they gave him-CLASSIC! 9 Jan. 2005
By G Smooth - Published on
Format: Audio CD
1)Nothing Like It:One of the best intro's i've ever heard with a great soul sample by Kanye West. Production-10/10, lyrics 9.5/10.

2)Beanie(Mack B****):Awesome beat produced by no other than my man Just Blaze, a club anthem and great flow by Sigel. Production 15/10, lyrics 8.5/10.

3)So What You Saying(feat.Memphis Bleek):Another great beat produced by Just Blaze a re-make of EPMD's "So What U Sayin'"

Production 9.5/10, lyrics 9.5/10.

4)Get Down:Damn I think this is the best 4 tracks ever presented in order by any album ever.Again produced by Just Blaze.

Production 10/10, lyrics 10/10.

5)I Dont Do Much:A kick back beat produced by Rick Rock.Nuthin special, but nice. Production 8/10, lyrics 8/10.

6)For My Ni****(feat.Daz):Great flow by Beanie,again produced by Rick Rock. Production 8.5/10, lyrics 9/10.

7)Watch Your B******):The worst song on the album but Sigel does his best to go with it, Produced By 88-Keys. Production 7/10, Lyirics 7.5/10.

8)Think It's A Game(feat.Jay-Z,Freeway & Young Chris):This was the 3rd single produced by Big Demi Parker(he did The Truth's "Mac Man"),also includes a verse from Jay-Z telling the listeners that "Dont call me hov no more, call me the blueprint".

Production 9/10, lyrics 9.5/10.

9)Man's World:Great beat produced by Kanye's mentor NO I.D. Production 9.5/10, lyrics 9.5/10.

10)Gangsta,Gangsta(feat.Kurupt):Produced by Kanye West,which he also provides vocals alongside Kurupt.Production 10/10, lyrics 9/10.

11)Tales of a Hustler(feat.Sparks):Maybe the most underated song on this album produced by Sha-Self. Production 9/10, lyrics 10/10.

12)Mom Praying(feat.Scarface):Just Blaze ends the album on a high note, he produces this and the remaining 2 songs. Awesome sample beat w/ storm effects plus a great verse from Mr. Scarface. Production 10/10, lyrics 10/10.

13)Still Got Love for You(feat.Jay-Z&Rell):This is the apology track for Jay-Z's "Where Have You Been" off the "The Dynasty"album. Production 9.5/10, lyrics 9.5/10.

14)What Your Life Like pt.2:Great outro track which is the sequel to "The Truth's" What Your Life Like.

In The end Beanie Sigel gives you much more than his debut album "The Truth". Not only did he gave you the truth,but this time around he also gives you "The Reason".
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Beanie Sigel- The Reason 29 Aug. 2003
By Done - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Beanie Sigel's 2nd album is "The Reason" (2001) a fourteen track release executive produced by Rocafella's Shawn Carter, Damon Dash & Kareem Burke. Track production comes from Kayne West, Just Blaze, Rick Rock, 88 Keys, B.Parker, No I.D. & Sha-Self. Appearances come from Sigel's Rocafella family: Memphis Bleek, Jay-Z, Freeway, Lil'Chris, Sparks & Rell with additional guest appearances coming from Daz, Kurupt & Scarface. Album starts off strong with "Nothing Like it" a track where Beanie talks about himself, and is backed up by a sick background sample originally performed by the Dynamic Superiors (Ain't Nothin like the Real Thing) which is followed up by the fastpaced lead single "Beanie (Mack B****)". Just Blaze produced "Get Down" samples Quincy Jones "The Lost Man" and Blaze also scratches creating a decent sounding track. The album hits a lull at this point with the next five tracks not standing out, to me they range from average to wack. Then Beanie Sigel shines on the No I.D. produced "Man's World" a track which samples James Browns "It's A Man's , Man's, Man's World". "Tales of a Hustler" feat. Sparks is a deep standout track, about the streets, death and hustling. I like "Mom Praying" feat. Scarface, a track that samples Harvey Scales "It Ain't Gonna Rain On Nobody's Parade But Mine", Beanie Sigel shows alot of love for his Mom and Grandmom on this one. Next track"Still Got Love For You" has Jay-Z and Beanie talking to and about there fathers, parents who were not there for them, Rell also appears, once again another sample is used: Issac Hayes "Ikes Mood I". This albums closer is also my favourite track, the eery sounding "What Your Life Like 2", on this Sigel goes deep while talking about how messed life can become backed by a sample of "Quasimodos Marriage" by A. Costandinos and The Syncophonic Orchestra. I like the use of samples but feel that this albums over sampling (half the tracks) leads to a less original album. "The Reason" has a strong start and finish, some memorable tracks inbetween, and a high number of skippable tracks. Up till this review this cd was gathering dust so I can not honestly recommend it though I can understand why major Roccafella fans and Philadelphia natives would like this.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Keyno Davis - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Now I know why Jay Z has not retired. He has no one one his roster that can carry the weight. This album suffers from lack of originality. Who cares how many people he has shot. These Roc-A-Fella dudes are garbage. And he has the nerve to challenge Nas? Please. He basically ruined EPMD's classic "So Watcha Sayin". He was outshined by guests,Jigga Man, Kurupt and Scarface on tracks 8, 10 and 12 respectively. Those are the only tracks that make this album worth listening to. That Freeway cat has the most annoying voice since Cool C. I will not tell you to buy this or not to buy this, but I know that I am sorry that I bought it. QB Represents!
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