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Take It or Squeeze It [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
It's hard to champion a pair of reprobates obsessing over marijuana and oral sex not necessarily in that order -- except under the dire state of emergency that is hip-hop during the reign of King Puff. With their eighth album in a dozen years, rappers/producers Psycho Les and Ju Ju recall the carefree funk of old-school hip-hop, minus the self-conscious nostalgia of West Coast contemporaries Jurassic Five and Dilated Peoples. The Beatnuts also show love for the underground without resorting to witless mayhem à la MOP, and roll ghetto-authentic without once invoking the litany of brand names, record sales, and real estate acquisitions de riguer for the Bad Boy/Ruff ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
It's hard to champion a pair of reprobates obsessing over marijuana and oral sex not necessarily in that order -- except under the dire state of emergency that is hip-hop during the reign of King Puff. With their eighth album in a dozen years, rappers/producers Psycho Les and Ju Ju recall the carefree funk of old-school hip-hop, minus the self-conscious nostalgia of West Coast contemporaries Jurassic Five and Dilated Peoples. The Beatnuts also show love for the underground without resorting to witless mayhem à la MOP, and roll ghetto-authentic without once invoking the litany of brand names, record sales, and real estate acquisitions de riguer for the Bad Boy/Ruff Ryder set. What's left is old-fashioned creative hip-hop, from the rambunctious "It's Da Nuts" as stripped down as anything off Tribe's Low End Theory to the neck-snappin' "No Escapin' This" and the guitar-powered "Let's Git Doe." Although Da Nuts' laser-beam focus on sex and blunt smoke won't win them any literary awards, they deserve props for their intelligible flow and rhythmic breaks. Their one concession to popular rap conventions is the inclusion of a long roster of guest shots. But as they've invited rugged talent such as DJ Tony Touch lighting up "Prendelo", Nice-N-Smooth's Greg Nice "Yo Yo Yo", and Method Man tearing into a remix of "Se Acabo", it's obvious these guys weren't concerned with marketing singles. And that, like the bulk of Take It or Squeeze It, is a welcome departure from hip-hop's commercialized norm.
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Once again, Take It or Squeeze It proves just how inventive the Beatnuts can get behind the production boards; the beats, samples, and found-sounds they employ result in some of their most colorful tracks to date. Unfortunately, their rhymes and songwriting don't quite measure up to their soundscapes. The guys often fall back on classic hip-hop clichés -- smoking, boasting, partying -- and while these sort of rhymes no doubt keep the energy level high and the vibes carefree, their playful, freewheeling attitude isn't a highlight in and of itself. Standout beats, standard rhymes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2001
  • Label: Relativity
  • UPC: 088561190644
  • Catalog Number: 1906

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:58)
  2. 2 It's da Nuts (4:07)
  3. 3 Prendelo (Light It Up) - Tony Touch (4:17)
  4. 4 Contact - Marly Metal (4:00)
  5. 5 Yo Yo Yo - Greg Nice (3:58)
  6. 6 If It Ain't Gangsta - Sean Black Attack (3:43)
  7. 7 No Escapin' This (4:16)
  8. 8 Who's Comin' Wit da Shit Na - Willie Stubz (3:25)
  9. 9 Let's Git Doe - Fatman Scoop (3:58)
  10. 10 Hood Thang - Miss Loca (5:08)
  11. 11 Hammer Time - Marly Metal (3:46)
  12. 12 U Don't Want It - Triple Seis (3:49)
  13. 13 Mayonnaise (1:59)
  14. 14 Se Acobo (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beatnuts Primary Artist
Chris Chandler Vocals
G-Wiz Keyboards, Talk Box
Claudette Sierra Vocals
Lenny Underwood Keyboards
Method Man Track Performer
Greg Nice Vocals
Tony Touch Track Performer
Zhana Vocals
Kerry DeBruce Rendering
Triple Seis Track Performer
Problemz Track Performer
Willie Stubz Track Performer
Angie Vocals
Sunni Fitch Vocals
Technical Credits
The Beatnuts Producer, Executive Producer
David Bett Art Direction
Al Tariq Contributor
Steve Sola Engineer
Ju-Ju Contributor
Psycho Les Contributor
Kerry DeBruce Collage
Pablo Puente Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    da shizzzzznit

    Awesome cd. They get better and better each time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'll Take It!

    When it comes to true hiphop there are not to many people standing. But one group that remains true to da game of original hiphop is DA NUTS! When it's time to get amped without hearing how many whips and ice someone has you turn to the BEATNUTS! ''If It Ain't Gansta'' lyrics and beat sounds like cats in da game for the right reasons...''No Escapin' This'' reminds some and informs us all that they are ''Comin' with Da **** Now''. I have been a true fan from day one and they have yet to disappoint!

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