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    Default Beanie Sigel - This Time

    online listen
    nice role model
    starts off with a so-so r&b number
    the rest is rap
    clip is pretty representative
    not my thing but it may be yours
    1.1 from me and a converted 2.4 from the pros at allmusic

    from the album - The Reunion

    released August 28th, 2012

    Bio - from allmusic

    Philadelphian rapper Beanie Sigel had a rapidly rising career, beginning with his appearance on one of underground
    rapper/producer DJ Clue?'s mixtapes, to his cameos on Jay-Z's Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life, to a consequent solo deal
    with Roc-a-Fella Records. His distinctive, slightly drawling delivery and his clever but hard-hitting rhymes were
    showcased on his debut album, 2000's The Truth, which featured contributions from Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Eve, and
    Scarface, and production by the Ruff Ryders' Swizz Beatz and Suave House's Tony Draper. His second album, The
    Reason, hit the streets in summer 2001, led by the single "Beanie (Mack B****)." Sigel soon launched his State
    Property line of clothing by announcing his gear would have hidden pockets and gun holsters. Legal problems plagued
    the rapper in 2003 when he was arrested on federal weapon and drug charges stemming from a police chase where Sigel
    allegedly tossed a loaded handgun. He was arrested again in September the same year on attempted murder charges for
    allegedly shooting a man in the stomach. The attempted murder trial was thrown out of court once already by the
    beginning of 2005, but was set to be retried while Sigel was pleading guilty to the federal weapon charges.
    Preparing for jail, Sigel went into high gear and completed a movie, an album, and five videos to support the new
    album. The album, The B. Coming, hit the shelves in March of 2005 while the movie, State Property 2, was released in
    April. Out of prison by the end of the year, Sigel went to work on his fourth album, The Solution; though there
    seemed to be fluctuations in Sigel's stance in the split between Jay-Z and Damon Dash, the rapper remained with Jay
    -Z, on Roc-a-Fella, and The Solution was issued in December 2007. His 2009 effort The Broad Street Bully was issued
    by the Siccness label with the message that it is "not an official studio album," but a "street release." That
    official album, This Time, would arrive in 2012 on the Ruffhouse label and right before Sigel returned to prison,
    this time on a two-year tax evasion charge.

    Album Review - from allmusic

    Like his key effort The Reason (2005), This Time is another pre-prison album from Beanie Sigel. Big difference is
    that last time out, it was year and a day on federal weapons charges (gangster stuff, and at a fed level), while
    this time its two years for failing to file taxes on his one-million-plus income (flossy and fed, but not so
    gangster). Regardless of the charge, this sharp and inspired album is further proof that Beanie feeds on that hard-
    time-coming pressure, but he's more in the Wesley Snipes zone than Pablo Escobar territory here, and that glorious,
    urban dream depicted on the cover comes right through the speakers. Key track in this environment is the "Get yours,
    get mine, just don't stop my grind" anthem "That's All I Know," where Akon provides the memorable hook, Beanie
    gripes about Rick Ross while dropping a Tony Danza/Who's the Boss reference, and the ghetto is painted as a lively,
    boisterous carnival. It's a place where hot sauce and boosted jewelry are what make the block rock, and "where young
    bloods turn a good day into a Suge Knight." The dark alternate is the no-frills "No Hook," a tense nightmare on the
    docks with a foghorn echoing in the background, plus convincing Michael Vick and Broad Street bullies references
    from Sigel, the millionaire who can still kick it at street level. Great how the karate-chopping "The Reunion" puts
    Sparks, Young Chris, Peedi Crakk, and Freeway into a vibrant, Kill Bill atmosphere and as "Expensive Taste"
    increases the thread count and soul with its "kisses to my ghetto bitches" attitude, it turns out the secret weapon
    of This Time is the high-caliber production. There's a luscious set of backing tracks here with folks like Shawn
    "SK" Kuiper, Cardiac, and Alex (Don Cheegro) Chiger delivering the kind of polished and purposeful stuff that
    challenges the superstars. Ten tight tracks, and that includes the epic "Intro," puts this on the man's top-shelf,
    where it sits next to The Reason as the album's flashy little brother.

    Track Listing

    1. Intro
    2. This Time
    3. Thats All I Know
    4. Expensive Taste
    5. Kush Dreaming
    6. Bang Bang Youth
    7. Bad Boy Mack
    8. No Hook
    9. The Reunion
    10. Sigel Is What They Call Me
    11. Dangerous

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    another "not available in your country" clip....i s'pose im lucky i didnt have to listen/watch it LOL

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