Beanie Sigel

Public Enemy #1 Mixtape

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After surviving a series of trials (literally) and tribulations, including an attempted murder rap and unpaid child support charges, as well as hospitalization for a hernia and gunshot wounds, Roc-A-Fella affiliate Beanie Sigel (sometimes known as Beanie Mack) continues to play on his personal drama with the sequel to his successful DJ Green Latern-produced mixtape PUBLIC ENEMY #1.

This time around, "that Philly cat" is noticeably stingier with the material--the track list is half as long as the original--though Beans has opted to stay away from the brief, beat-jacked freestyles that often characterize hip-hop mixtapes. Mack gets introspective on tracks like "Rain" and puts his spin on classic Biggie and Jay-Z verses on "Who Shot You" and "Same Ole Thang." STILL PUBLIC ENEMY #1 also features the requisite slew of guest appearances, this time from Mook Jones, Yung World, and E. Ness as well as production by KP and Da Network.

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