534 (album)

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534
Studio album by Memphis Bleek
Released May 17, 2005 (2005-05-17)
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Hip hop
Label Get Low, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Producer Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz, Demi-Doc, Irv Gotti, Bink!, LeQwan Bell, Chad Hamilton, 9th Wonder, Shea Taylor, Coptic
Memphis Bleek chronology
M.A.D.E.
(2003)
534
(2005)
The Process
(TBA)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C[3]
HipHopDX.com 3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (4.3/10)[5]
Pop Matters (5/10)[6]
RapReviews.com (7.5/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]

534 is the fourth studio album by rapper Memphis Bleek. It was Released by Roc-A-Fella Records on May 17, 2005.[9] The album contains 14 songs, including the hit single "Like That" produced by Swizz Beatz. A single by Bleek's mentor and childhood friend Jay-Z entitled "Dear Summer" was produced by Just Blaze. Other guests include Young Gunz, M.O.P., and the first ever appearance from Rihanna. As of September 2006, the album has been certified Gold by the RIAA for shipment of more than 500,000 units.

The title is a reference to the address of Marcy Houses, 534 Flushing Ave., where Bleek and Jay-Z grew up.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "534"   Just Blaze 2:42
2. "Interlude"   Just Blaze 0:16
3. "Dear Summer" (feat. Jay-Z) Just Blaze 2:53
4. "Like That"   Swizz Beatz 3:16
5. "Infatuated" (feat. Boxie) Demi-Doc & Irv Gotti 4:05
6. "The One" (feat. Rihanna) Bink! 4:00
7. "First, Last & Only" (feat. M.O.P.) LeQwan Bell 3:01
8. "Get Low" (feat. Livin' Proof) Chad Hamilton 3:03
9. "Oh Baby" (feat. Young Gunz) Bink! 4:06
10. "Smoke the Pain Away" (feat. Denim) 9th Wonder 4:27
11. "Hater Free"   Shea Taylor 3:58
12. "Alright"   9th Wonder 3:52
13. "All About Me"   Coptic 4:20
14. "Straight Path"   Just Blaze 4:52

Samples[edit]

"534"

  • "London, Paris, New York" written by Graham Preskett

"Interlude"

  • "Summer Song" Performed by Lisa Koch

"Dear Summer"

"Like That"

"The One"

"First, Last And Only"

  • "Never Know What You Can Do (Give It A Try)" by Lee Hutson

"Get Low"

"Smoke The Pain Away"

"Alright"

"All About Me"

"Straight Path"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. 534 (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  2. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  3. ^ Margeaux Watson (2005-05-16). "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  4. ^ Springer, Anthony (2005-05-17). "review". Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  5. ^ Breihan, Tom (2005-06-05). "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  6. ^ Cober, Justin. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  7. ^ "review". Rapreviews.com. 2005-05-17. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  8. ^ Archived January 13, 2009 at the Wayback Machine[dead link]
  9. ^ "534: Memphis Bleek: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15.