The B. Coming

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The B. Coming
Studio album by Beanie Sigel
Released March 29, 2005
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre Hip hop
Label Dame Dash/Def Jam
Producer The Neptunes, Heavy D, Buckwild, DJ Scratch, Just Blaze, Bink!, D. Dot, Ty Fyffe, Boola, Chad Hamilton, Aqua, Ruggedness, Neckbones
Beanie Sigel chronology
The Reason
(2001)
The B. Coming
(2005)
The Solution
(2007)

The B. Coming is the third studio album by rapper Beanie Sigel, released by Dame Dash Music Group on March 29, 2005. The album contains 15 songs. Special guests include Freeway, Redman, Snoop Dogg, Bun B, Jay-Z, Cam'ron, and others. The album was completed before Beanie had to serve jail time in 2004.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[5]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Stylus B+[8]
URB 4/5 stars[9]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[10]
  • Pitchfork (8.5 out of 10) - "Only two things matter here: the production, which is masterful, and Beanie himself, a virtuoso of lonely, bitter desperation.[11] "
  • Entertainment Weekly [15 Apr 2005, p. 78] (83% out of 100%)-Finds him at his most vulnerable—and his best.
  • Stylus Magazine (B+) - "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."[12]
  • New Musical Express [23 Apr 2005, p. 51](NME)4/5 stars- "As defiant as ever."
  • All Music Guide 4/5 stars - "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."[1]
  • Top 50 albums of 2005 by pitchfork media: number 32.[13]
  • The song "Feel it in the Air" was listed as the 349th best song of the 2000s by Pitchfork Media.

Overall Metacritic gave "The B. Coming" a total critic score of 73 out of 100 based on 14 reviews.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Feel It In the Air" (featuring Melissa Jiménez) Heavy D 4:05
2. "I Can't Go On This Way" (featuring Freeway and Young Chris) Aqua 5:02
3. "One Shot Deal" (featuring Redman) Bink! 4:05
4. "Gotta Have It" (featuring Peedi Crakk and Twista) Chad Hamilton 3:28
5. "Don't Stop" (featuring Snoop Dogg) The Neptunes 3:31
6. "Purple Rain" (featuring Bun B) DJ Scratch 5:16
7. "Oh Daddy" (featuring Young Chris) Boola 4:32
8. "Change" (featuring Melissa Jay and Rell) Ty Fyffe 4:35
9. "Bread & Butter" (featuring Grand Puba and Sadat X) Just Blaze 5:39
10. "Lord Have Mercy"   Ruggedness 4:20
11. "Flatline" (featuring Peedi Crakk) Boola 3:02
12. "Tales of a Hustler, Pt. 2" (featuring Oschino and Omillio Sparks) Boola 4:18
13. "Look At Me Now" (featuring Rell) Buckwild 4:01
14. "It's On" (featuring Jay-Z) D. Dot 5:03
15. "Wanted (On the Run)" (featuring Cam'ron) Da Neckbones 4:27

Samples[edit]

Feel It In The Air

I Can’t Go On This Way

  • "Love Me, Love Me or Leave Me, Leave Me” by Gloria Scott

Gotta Have It

  • "That’s What’s Wrong With Me” by Rose Royce

Purple Rain

Oh Daddy

Change

Bread & Butter

Flatline

Look At Me Now

It’s On

Wanted (On The Run)

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2005 The B. Coming 3 1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2004 "Gotta Have It" - 82 -
2005 "Don't Stop" - 67 -
"Feel It in the Air" - 55 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Jeffries. "The B. Coming". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ HipHopDX review
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ RapReviews review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ Stylus review
  9. ^ URB review
  10. ^ Vibe review
  11. ^ Breihan, Tom (2005-04-12). "Beanie Sigel: The B.Coming | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  12. ^ "Beanie Sigel - The B-Coming - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  13. ^ Staff, Pitchfork (2005-12-31). "Staff Lists: Top 50 Albums of 2005 | Features". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  14. ^ sigel