Take It or Squeeze It

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Take It or Squeeze It
Studio album by The Beatnuts
Released March 20, 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Hip hop
Label Loud
The Beatnuts chronology
A Musical Massacre
Take It or Squeeze It
The Originators
Singles from Take It or Squeeze It
  1. "No Escapin' This"
    Released: February 13, 2001
  2. "Let's Git Doe"
    Released: May 29, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com 8/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Take It or Squeeze It is a 2001 album by hip hop duo The Beatnuts. It was the first Beatnuts album released after Loud Records finished their merger with Relativity Records. It was critically well-received, but lacked commercial success. Reviews by Rolling Stone and Allmusic noted its enjoyable production,[4][5] yet Take It or Squeeze It only reached #51 on the Billboard 200. It had sold 152,000 copies in the United States as of November, 2001.[6] The album was released in conjunction with two singles, "Let's Git Doe" and the more popular "No Escapin' This". Although entirely produced by The Beatnuts, the album features guest appearances on all but three tracks. Featured artists include Fatman Scoop, Method Man and former Beatnuts member Al' Tariq.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featuring (s) Time Samples
1 "Intro" 0:58
2 "It's Da Nuts" Al' Tariq 4:07
  • "Shaft in Africa" by Johnny Pate
  • "Mixed Drums" by Andy Loore
3 "Prendelo (Light It Up)" Tony Touch 4:17
4 "Contact" Marley Metal, Chris Chandler & Lenny Underwood (keyboards) 4:00
  • "Tapatapa" by Janko Nilovic
5 "Yo Yo Yo" Greg Nice 3:58
6 "If It Ain't Gangsta" Black Attack & G-Wise 3:43
7 "No Escapin' This" Greg Nice & Claudette Sierra 4:16
  • "A Little Fugue for You and Me" by Enoch Light
  • "Off the Books" by The Beatnuts
8 "Who's Comin' Wit Da Shit Na" Willie Stubz & Angie 3:25
9 "Let's Git Doe" Fatman Scoop & Zhana 3:58
10 "Hood Thang" Miss Loca, Chris Chandler & Lenny Underwood (keyboards) 5:08
11 "Hammer Time" Al' Tariq, Bloody Moon, Marley Metal & Problemz 3:46
12 "U Don't Want It" Triple Seis & Lenny Underwood (keyboards) 3:49
13 "Mayonnaise" 1:59
14 "Se Acabo (Remix)" Method Man 3:32

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 51
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 20


Song Chart (2001) Peak
"No Escapin' This" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 56
Hot Rap Singles 12
"Let's Git Doe" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 87
Hot Rap Singles 19


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews.com review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 24, 2008)
  4. ^ "Take It or Squeeze It Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Take It or Squeeze It Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  6. ^ Hall, Rashaun (2004-09-01). "Billboard Bits: Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-08.