The Reason (Beanie Sigel album)

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The Reason
Studio album by Beanie Sigel
Released June 26, 2001
Recorded 2000 - 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 60:52
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Producer Just Blaze
Kanye West
Rick Rock
88-Keys
No I.D.
Sha-Self
Bernard "Big Demi" Parker
Beanie Sigel chronology
The Truth
(2000)
The Reason
(2001)
The B. Coming
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
HipHopDX.com 3/5 stars link
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars link
NME 8/10 [1]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars link
RapReviews.com 7.5/10 link
Robert Christgau (dud) link

The Reason is the second studio album by rapper Beanie Sigel. The album was released on Roc-A-Fella Records on June 26, 2001. The album contains 14 tracks, and special guests include Scarface, Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Jay-Z, Daz, Kurupt, Omillio Sparks and Rell.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Nothing Like It"   Kanye West 3:22
2. "Beanie (Mack Bitch)"   Just Blaze 4:13
3. "So What You Saying" (featuring Memphis Bleek) Just Blaze 5:06
4. "Get Down"   Just Blaze 4:58
5. "I Don't Do Much"   Rick Rock 4:40
6. "For My Niggas" (featuring Daz Dillinger) Rick Rock 4:13
7. "Watch Your Bitches"   88-Keys 3:46
8. "Think It's a Game" (featuring Freeway, Jay-Z and Young Chris) Bernard "Big Demi" Parker 5:33
9. "Man's World"   No I.D. 3:50
10. "Gangsta, Gangsta" (featuring Kurupt) Kanye West 3:41
11. "Tales of a Hustler" (featuring Omillio Sparks) Sha-Self 3:55
12. "Mom Praying" (featuring Scarface) Just Blaze 4:40
13. "Still Got Love for You" (featuring Jay-Z and Rell) Just Blaze 4:21
14. "What Your Life Like 2"   Just Blaze 4:23
Total length:
60:52

Samples[edit]

Nothing Like It

So What You Saying

Get Down

Man’s World

  • "It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World" by James Brown

Mom Praying

  • "It Ain’t Gonna Rain On Nobody’s Parade But Mine" by The Dramatics

Still Got Love For You

What Your Life Like 2

  • "Quasimodo’s Marriage" by Alec R. Costandinos and The Syncophonic Orchestra

Think It's A Game

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2001 The Reason #5 #1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 "Beanie (Mack Bitch)" - #52 #11
2001 "Think It's a Game" - #99 -

Album/Singles Awards[edit]

  • BET Awards 2001

Album of the Year: Beanie Sigel, "The Reason"

References[edit]