Take It or Squeeze It

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Take It or Squeeze It
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 20, 2001
Recorded2000-2001
GenreHip hop
LabelLoud
Epic
ProducerThe Beatnuts
The Beatnuts chronology
A Musical Massacre
(1999)
Take It or Squeeze It
(2001)
The Originators
(2002)
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
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com8/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

Take It or Squeeze It is the fourth studio album by American hip hop duo The Beatnuts. It was released on March 20, 2001 and it was the first Beatnuts album to be 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. The album is now out of print.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featuring (s) Length
1 "Intro" 0:58
2 "It's Da Nuts" Al' Tariq 4:07
3 "Prendelo (Light It Up)" Tony Touch 4:17
4 "Contact" Marley Metal, Chris Chandler & Lenny Underwood (keyboards) 4:00
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
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" Tony Touch 1:59
14 "Se Acabo (Remix)" Method Man 3:32

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

Song Chart (2001) Peak
position
"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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews.com review
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved 2013-12-18.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  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.