534 (album)

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534
Memphis Bleek - 534.jpg
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.

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" (feat. Swizz Beatz) 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.