534 (album)

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534
Memphis Bleek - 534.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 17, 2005
Recorded2004–2005
GenreHip hop
Label
ProducerJust 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)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Blender2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC[3]
HipHopDX.com3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media(4.3/10)[5]
Pop Matters(5/10)[6]
RapReviews.com(7.5/10)[7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]

534 is the fourth studio album by rapper Memphis Bleek. It was released by Get Low Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Def Jam Recordings 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.

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.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."534"Just Blaze2:42
2."Interlude"Just Blaze0:16
3."Dear Summer" (performed by Jay-Z)Just Blaze2:53
4."Like That"Swizz Beatz3:16
5."Infatuated" (feat. Boxie)Demi-Doc4:05
6."The One" (feat. Rihanna)Bink!4:00
7."First, Last and Only" (feat. M.O.P.)LeQawn Bell3:01
8."Get Low" (feat. Livin' Proof)Chad Hamilton3:03
9."Oh Baby" (feat. Young Gunz)Bink!4:06
10."Smoke the Pain Away" (feat. Denim)9th Wonder4:27
11."Hater Free"Shea Taylor3:58
12."Alright"9th Wonder3:52
13."All About Me"Coptic4:20
14."Straight Path"Just Blaze4:52

Samples[edit]

"534"

  • "London, Paris, New York" by Graham Preskett, courtesy of KPM Music

"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 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 copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  9. ^ "534: Memphis Bleek: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15.