By Evan Serpick
July 13, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Reason (Music - Beanie Sigel)

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  • Music

Sigel will never sound as urgent as Chuck D or as smooth as Method Man, but the Jay-Z protege makes up for it with smarter-than-average gangsta lyrics and eclectic hip-hop beats. On ”Get Down,” conga drums, retro-pop orchestration, and funky bass evoke a ’70s crime-drama soundtrack, while on ”So What You Sayin’,” jazzy guitar licks and gospel harmonies lend soulful authority to rhymes from Sigel and guest Memphis Bleek.

The Reason (Music - Beanie Sigel)

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  • Music
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