March 29, 2017

Beanie Sigel "The B. Coming" (Vibe Review, 6/05)

This is the Beanie Sigel album that took me by surprise. Yes, 'The Truth' and 'The Reason' were the Beans we came to know and love at the time, but within all his releases, it's the deeper, more introspective Beans that drew me in as a fan. As the Vibe review says, "Beanie Sigel allows his brute aggression to take back seat to introspection with his third release." Spot on - and I was here for it. In his catalog, it's tracks like his verse on 'Where Have You Been,' the follow-up 'Still Got Love For You,' then 'Remember Them Days' and here on 'Feel It In The Air' to give a few examples. Ironically, as many of you may know - Black Rob had a track called 'Permanent Scars' that used the same beat as 'Feel It In The Air,' but Beans had the better song. Vibe didn't give the album much ink in June of '05, but hopefully fans gave the album a proper listen. I hope that one day we get the Scarface and Beanie Sigel album ... I think both artists are cut from a similar cloth and it'd be phenomenal!