The Understanding (Memphis Bleek album)

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The Understanding
Studio album by Memphis Bleek
Released December 5, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Hip hop
Length 50:53
Label Get Low, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Producer Just Blaze, A Kid Called Roots, T.T., Robert "Shim" Kirkland, DJ Twinz, Jose "Lace" Batiz, Eddie Scoresazy, Lofey, Timbaland, EZ Elpee
Memphis Bleek chronology
Coming of Age
The Understanding
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1] 3.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[6]
USA Today 2/4 stars[7]

The Understanding is the second studio album by rapper Memphis Bleek, released on December 5, 2000. As of October 2002, the album has been certified gold by the RIAA for shipment of over 500,000 units. [8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro - U Know Bleek" (Produced by Just Blaze) – 1:51
  2. "Do My..." (featuring Jay-Z) (Produced by A Kid Called Roots) – 3:39
  3. "I Get High" (Produced by T.T.) – 3:39
  4. "We Get Low" (Produced by Just Blaze) – 3:09
  5. "Change Up" (featuring Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel) (Produced by Robert "Shim" Kirkland) – 2:05
  6. "My Mind Right (Remix)" (featuring Jay-Z, H Money Bags & Beanie Sigel) (Produced by DJ Twinz) – 4:05
  7. "Hustlers" (featuring Beanie Sigel) (Produced by Jose "Lace" Batiz) – 4:11
  8. "All Types of Shit" (Produced by Eddie Scoresazy) – 3:48
  9. "PYT" (featuring Jay-Z & Amil) (Produced by Robert "Shim" Kirkland) – 3:58
  10. "Bounce Bitch" (Produced by Lofey) – 3:33
  11. "They'll Never Play Me" (Produced by Just Blaze) – 3:39
  12. "Everyday" (featuring Carl Thomas) (Produced by EZ Elpee) – 4:12
  13. "Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)" (featuring Jay-Z, Twista & Missy Elliott) (Produced by Timbaland) – 4:54
  14. "In My Life" (Producer by Duane "DaRock" Ramos) – 4:10


“Madhouse” by Silver Convention From the album World Is A Madhouse (1976) Sampled in “Intro - U Know Bleek” Produced by Just Blaze

“4 Da Fam” by Amil feat. Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek From the album All Money Is Legal (2000) Sampled in “Intro-U Know Bleek” Produced by Just Blaze

“Reina De La Noche” by Ricardo Montaner From the album Un toque de misterio (1990) Sampled in “I Get High” Produced by T.T.

“Su Lin (The Monk)” by Lalo Schifrin From the album Enter The Dragon (1973) Sampled in “My Mind Right (remix)” Produced by DJ Twinz

“Lady Luck” by Kenny Loggins From the album Celebrate Me Home (1977) Sampled in “All Types Of Shit” Produced by Eddie Scoresazy

“If That’s The Way You Feel (Then Let’s Fall In Love)” by White Heat * From the album ? Sampled in “Everyday” Produced by EZ Elpee

“I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner From the album Agent Provocateur (1984) Sampled in “In My Life” Produced by Just Blaze