IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 5, 2000 ROCK-A-FELLA RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST MEMPHIS BLEEK DROP HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM

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. 

Professional Ratings

Track listing

No. Title Producer(s) Length

1.”Intro (U Know Bleek)”Just Blaze 1:51

2.”Do My…” (featuring Jay-Z)A Kid Called Roots 3:39

3.”I Get High”T.T. 3:39

4.”We Get Low”Just Blaze 3:09

5.”Change Up” (featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel)Robert “Shim” Kirkland 2:05

6.”My Mind Right (Remix)” (featuring Jay-Z, H Money Bags and Beanie Sigel)DJ Twinz 4:05

7.”Hustlers” (featuring Beanie Sigel)Jose “Lace” Batiz 4:11

8.”All Types of Shit”Eddie Scoresazy3:48

9.”PYT” (featuring Jay-Z and Amil)Robert “Shim” Kirkland 3:58

10.”Bounce Bitch”Lofey 3:33

11.”They’ll Never Play Me”Just Blaze 3:39

12.”Everyday” (featuring Carl Thomas)Ez Elpee 4:12

13.”Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)” (featuring Jay-Z, Twista and Missy Elliott)Timbaland 4:54

14.”In My Life”Duane “DaRock” Ramos4:10

Samples
“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

Charts

Weekly Charts

Year- End Charts

References

^ Allmusic review

^ HipHopDX.com review

^ review

^ review

^ review

^ Los Angeles Times review

^ USA Today review

^ https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Memphis-Bleek/dp/B00004YWGB/

^ “Memphis Bleek Chart History (Billboard200)”. Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2020.

^ “Memphis Bleek Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)”. Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2020.

^ “Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2001”. Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2020.

^ “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2001”. Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2020.


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