The Truth (Beanie Sigel album)

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The Truth
Studio album by Beanie Sigel
Released United States February 29, 2000
Recorded 1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 56:51
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Producer Kanye West
Just Blaze
Sam Sneed
Robert 'Shim' Kirkland
Bernard "Big Demi" Parker
Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool
P. Skam
Beanie Sigel chronology
The Truth
The Reason
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention) link
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars link
NME 8/10 link
Q Magazine 4/5 stars link 6.0/10 link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
The Source 4.5/5 stars link
USA Today 3/4 stars link
Vibe Favorable link

The Truth is the debut album by rapper Beanie Sigel. It was released on February 29, 2000 to critical and commercial success. It reached Number 5 on The Billboard 200 and had three charting remotely popular singles: "Anything", "Remember Them Days" and "The Truth," which samples "Chicago" by Graham Nash. Beanie Sigel and his debut album were intensely hyped up after "a few dazzling collaborations" according to Matt Conaway of Allmusic and Conaway says that it "is the culmination of that promise".[1] This album is known for being the first Roc-A-Fella release to introduce Just Blaze and Kanye West, both who would later become primary producers for artists in the label.


  • "The Truth" was Beanie Sigel's debut single.It was an underground success. The song was a minor success Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart entering at #81 and was a hit on the Hot Rap Singles Chart entering in at #23
  • "Remember Them Days" was the second single from "the truth" it featured female rapper Eve.

Track appearances[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "The Truth"   Kanye West 4:09
2. "Who Want What" (featuring Memphis Bleek) Just Blaze 4:15
3. "Raw & Uncut" (featuring Jay-Z) Bink 3:37
4. "Mac Man"   Robert 'Shim' Kirkland 4:09
5. "Playa" (featuring Amil & Jay-Z) T-Mix 3:26
6. "Everybody Wanna Be a Star"   Bernard "Big Demi" Parker 4:03
7. "Remember Them Days" (featuring Eve) Lofey 3:55
8. "Stop, Chill"   Rockwilder 3:27
9. "Mac & Brad" (featuring Scarface) J-5 5:06
10. "What a Thug About"   Buckwild 3:59
11. "What Ya Life Like"   Robert 'Shim' Kirkland 4:35
12. "Ride 4 My"   Bink 4:15
13. "Die"   Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool 3:10
14. "Anything" (performed by Jay-Z) P. Skam, Sam Sneed 4:48

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2000 The Truth #5 #2

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Rhythmic Top 40
2000 "Anything" #55 #19 - #23
2000 "Remember Them Days" - #69 #33 -
2000 "The Truth" - #81 #23 -


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