The Reason (Beanie Sigel album)

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The Reason
Studio album by Beanie Sigel
Released June 26, 2001
Recorded 2000 - 2001
Genre East Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 60:52
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Producer Just Blaze
Kanye West
Rick Rock
No I.D.
Bernard "Big Demi" Parker
Beanie Sigel chronology
The Truth
The Reason
The B. Coming
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link 3/5 stars link
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars link
NME 8/10 [1]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars link 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:


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"