The Understanding (Memphis Bleek album)

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The Understanding
Memphis Bleek - The Understanding.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 5, 2000
GenreHip hop
ProducerJust 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
Singles from The Understanding
  1. "My Mind Right"
    Released: March 5, 2000
  2. "Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)"
    Released: September 12, 2000
  3. "Do My..."
    Released: February 13, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX.com3.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[6]
USA Today2/4 stars[7]

The Understanding is the second studio album by rapper Memphis Bleek, released by Get Low Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Def Jam Recordings 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)"Just Blaze1:51
2."Do My..." (featuring Jay-Z)A Kid Called Roots3:39
3."I Get High"T.T.3:39
4."We Get Low"Just Blaze3:09
5."Change Up" (featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel)Robert "Shim" Kirkland2:05
6."My Mind Right (Remix)" (featuring Jay-Z, H Money Bags and Beanie Sigel)DJ Twinz4:05
7."Hustlers" (featuring Beanie Sigel)Jose "Lace" Batiz4:11
8."All Types of Shit"Eddie Scoresazy3:48
9."PYT" (featuring Jay-Z and Amil)Robert "Shim" Kirkland3:58
10."Bounce Bitch"Lofey3:33
11."They'll Never Play Me"Just Blaze3:39
12."Everyday" (featuring Carl Thomas)Ez Elpee4:12
13."Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)" (featuring Jay-Z, Twista and Missy Elliott)Timbaland4:54
14."In My Life"Duane "DaRock" Ramos4:10


“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