Another Hard Knock Life

He's a Jay-Z protégé. On The Truth, Beanie Sigel does his best to be a Jay-Z facsimile. Same cadence. Same arrogance. Same drug-game imagery. Unfortunately for Sigel, ain't nothin' like the real thing. But the man does have talent. The title track is deliberate, sparse, thought-provoking and fantastic, with a beat that borders on reggae.