Take It or Squeeze It

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Take It or Squeeze It
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 20, 2001
GenreHip hop
ProducerThe Beatnuts
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
Rolling Stone[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.


Being entirely produced by The Beatnuts, the album's production consisted of many samples, and features guest appearances on all but three tracks. Featured artists include Fatman Scoop, Method Man and former Beatnuts member Al' Tariq.


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". 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" 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". Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
  4. ^ "Take It or Squeeze It Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  5. ^ "Take It or Squeeze It Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  6. ^ Hall, Rashaun (2004-09-01). "Billboard Bits: Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-08.