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This Time 3 Stars
on August 29, 2012
Before I get into this review, Beanie Sigel said this to Mtv and I quote "I was probably only like 80 percent of really getting into my zone on this project, but at 50 percent, my 50 percent is better than people's 100 percent". Beans basically had to rush the album.
Now on the review,
1. Intro (feat. Oliver Laing)
The album starts off with a solo track from Oliver Laing singing about Sigels life. Beans should of most definitely rapped on the intro, this is a R&B song that should not start off a Hip Hop album. I wasn't feeling this track
2. This Time (feat. Oliver Laing)
Beans speaks on some some things people said about him as he spits "Some say I still got it/ some say I dont/ but I say what I got to prove to you chumps",and he also talks about his struggles "I went from caviar dreams to champagne sippin'/Back to Four Lokos, four wings fried crispy". This song should of set the album off, dope song and a good hook from Oliver Laing.
3. That's All I Know (feat. Akon)
This song is basically talking about the streets is all he knows, just talking about what goes down in the hood. Akon on the hook, doing his thing as usual.song is ok.
4. Expensive Taste (feat. Corey Latif Williams)
The song title explains the songs perfect, Beans likes the more luxury things in life. Hes enjoying life, having fun this time around, Latif did a nice job on the hook. The beat is laid back, I can see this being a single. At the end of the song Beans said hes two stepping in the booth, which is kinda funny cause I can picture him doing that Lol.
5. Kush Dreaming
Sig is rapping in some type of weird way in the first two verses. I don't mean to nitpick but in the second verse he says "Girls run the world/ thats what Beyon say/ were ya destiny lies thats Beyonce" and he whispers when says Beyonces name which came off kinda awkward. The beat does have a dreamy type feel to it, and I like the sax in it. I can understand why its called Kush Dreaming, this song is dope.
6. Bang Bang Youth (feat. Junior Reid)
This sounds like the old Beans to me, just straight hard beats and hard rhymes. One of his best songs on here, he is talking about the younger kids that's running around wild, not caring about nothing. Junior Reid provides the perfect hook.
7. Bad Boy Mack (feat. JT Roach)
This track is awkward as Sig is making former Bad Boy artist references, I do not like the hook by JT Roach on here either as it goes "Im a bad boy/ I do bad things/ I start trouble". Not feeling this at all
8. No Hook
Beans is going hard on this track, the crazy thing about it is that he uses that same formula as Jay did by saying "I don't need no hook for this s***".
9. The Reunion (feat. Omillio Sparks, Young Chris, Peedi Crakk & Freeway)
I'm pretty sure everybody heard this track by now, it was the first single off this album. State Prop is back, well not all members but most of them! Everybody killed it.
10. Sigel Is What They Call Me (feat. Sean Anthony Francis)
I'm not feeling this at all the hook is really annoying on here, the way hes singing..its like in a pimp type voice and Beans sounds like hes just bored rapping on this.
11. Dangerous (feat. Young Chris & The Game)
This track sounds like it was inspired by Pac, which I have no problem with. I would of liked Young Chris to drop a verse but he just does the hook. The Game shares the third verse with Beans, and he sounds laid back, less aggressive than he usually is but still drops a dope verse. This is my favorite song off the album.
Overall this album is a disappointment, from the lack of replay value to Beans constantly using Biggie lines and mentioning him is ridiculous. I put this on the same level as "The Solution" album he dropped back in 07, it might even be worse than that album. Sig is one of my favorite rappers of all time, but I can't cosign this album as being good. Its a some tracks worth checking out though. If your a longtime Beans fan like me then you when hes focused hes a beast, and hes just not focused on here I understand he had to rush the album because hes going back to jail soon, but he also rushed "The B Coming" album and thats a personal classic to me... I give this a 3 out of 5