Beanie Sigel Delivers "The Solution" In December
The Solution, Beans' follow up to 2005's critically acclaimed, RIAA gold certified record, The B. Coming, will be the rapper's fourth solo disc on Roc-A-Fella. It features appearances by R. Kelly, Scarface, Styles P, Raheem DeVaughn as well as production from The Runners, Eric Hudson (Trey Songz), newcomers Harry & Alex and Philly's own Dre & Vidal (Usher, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown).
"I realize that the game has changed...everything sounds the same...very repetitive," Beans stated in a press release. "The Solution is the answer to all of that. For those that want to here a little rock, jazz or soul, I got all of that!"
The first single off the disc, "All of the Above," featuring hitmaker R. Kelly, with production by The Runners, is currently getting spins on the radio. The track's video, directed by Jessy Terrero, will debut later this month.
The Solution also features "I'm In," a track for the ladies with a sample by Luther Vandross' "Make Me a Believer." The song "Children" is a soulful Marvin Gaye remake about absent fathers and "The Day," showcases the Broad Street Bully's rock and roll side, with production by Dre & Vidal in collaboration with Harry & Alex.
Despite Sigel's 2 year absence, the State Property frontman insists he's still relevant in rap's current climate.
"I consider myself relevant in the rap game at all times," Beans said. "After you party and do all that, now the real world kicks in. The pain, the stress, agony. The lessons you learn. Your come ups, your downfalls. The real world -- which I deal with in my music -- is always relevant. All the sh*t [you] might go through in the course of a day is on my album. I'm talking about religion, spiritually, getting a piece of mind. All that counts and all that's in my music."
For fans who can't wait until December, Beans can also be heard on the Jay-Z track "Ignorant shit," produced by Just Blaze, off the mogul's upcoming American Gangster album.
The Solution, Beans' fourth solo album, hits stores on December 11 via State Property/Roc-A-fella/Def Jam Records.