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Encyclopedia > Memphis Bleek
Memphis Bleek
Birth name Malik Thuston Cox
Born June 23, 1980 (1980-06-23) (age 27)
Origin Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, U.S.
Genre(s) East Coast hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Actor
Years active 1996–present
Label(s) Roc-A-Fella Records/Get Low Records/Def Jam Recordings (1996-present)
Associated
acts
Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Roc-A-Fella, Swizz Beatz
Website Memphis Bleek's Official Site

Malik Thuston Cox (born on June 23, 1980), better known by his rap persona of Memphis Bleek, is a New York rapper who regularly came in contact with rap legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. After his childhood, he has collaborated with artists such as Beanie Sigel, T.I. and Trick Daddy, amongst others. "Memphis" is an acronym for either Making Easy Money Pimping Hoes Is Serious or Making Easy Money Pimping Hoes In Style; it has no connection to Memphis, Tennessee. "Bleek" comes from his younger sister's mispronounciation of his first name (Malik) as a toddler. Although he has stated in video-taped interviews that the name comes from a childhood visit to Memphis and him falling in love with the city. In the same interview he stated that he considered most of rhymes on the bleeker side and so came his name. is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Bedford Stuyvesant (aka Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... East Coast hip hop is a style of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the early-1970s. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... Get Low Records is a record company operated by Memphis Bleek, on behalf of Roc-A-Fella Records / Island Def Jam. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... This article refers to the rapper Beanie Sigel. For the gangster, see Bugsy Siegel. ... Roc-A-Fella Records, one of the largest United States hip hop/rap record labels, was co-founded in New York City by hip hop mogul Damon Dash and now multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z in 1995. ... Kasseem Dean (born September 17, 1978) better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is a New York-based American hip hop record producer/rapper of Puerto Rican & African American descent. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... This article is about the state. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... This article refers to the rapper Beanie Sigel. For the gangster, see Bugsy Siegel. ... This article is about the musician. ... Maurice Young (born September 23, 1973 in Miami, Florida), better known as Trick Daddy, is an Atlantic Records recording artist. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

Early years

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in the Marcy Houses(same as Jay-Z) in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Memphis Bleek's first mainstream rap vocals appeared on the Clark Kent produced song "Coming of Age", featured on Jay-Z's debut LP Reasonable Doubt. the first artist signed to Roc-A-Fella Records. He was also the second artist to release an album on that label. This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Bedford-Stuyvesant (also known as Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Reasonable doubt redirects here. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ...


The Coming of Age became the title of Memphis's debut album. The album peaked at #7 on The Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Bleek's second album, The Understanding peaked at #16 on The Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Memphis Bleek's third album M.A.D.E. again had a strong chart showing, peaking at #11 on The Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. This album became his third consecutive #1 album on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Although, none of his albums have sent his music into the world of overexposure, the latter spawned his largest amount of sales yet. The Coming of Age is the debut album from rap artist Memphis Bleek. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ... M.A.D.E. is the third major label album release from Roc-A-Fella hip hop artist Memphis Bleek. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ...


Get Low label and rivalries

In the time between the releases of his second and third albums, Memphis Bleek started his own label, Get Low, which in turn led to the signing of former Junior MAFIA member Lil' Cease. The name of the label has sparked a hip-hop rivalry, or beef, between Memphis Bleek, JT tha Bigga Figga & The Game, the former of which built an independent record label with the same title. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Born James Lloyd in Brooklyns Bedford-Stuyvesant area or better known as Lil Cease is an American rap artist assosciated with the Bad Boy Group Junior M.A.F.I.A.. He was assigned as a member of the group by Notorious B.I.G. at the age of... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ...


Memphis Bleek was also caught in the middle of the epic Jay-Z and Nas battle, in which Bleek gained a few enemies, most notably Nas and Mobb Deep. Despite boosting Jay-Z and Nas's careers, the beef did little to help Bleek gain any more popularity than he had already attained. He also has beef with Dipset, J. R. Writer, a member of the Diplomats, dissed him several times on his mixtape Writer's Block Pt 3. He recently dissed Diddy on a track with Tru-Life (a Roc-La-Familia artist that has beef with the Diplomats). This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Mobb Deep are a hip hop duo which consists of rappers Havoc and Prodigy. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Diddy can refer to one of the following: Diddy Kong, a fictional Nintendo character Sean Combs, a rap mogul, previously known as Puff Daddy, , Sean John, Puff, and Puffy Diddy (dance act), 1990s dance act responsible for the hit single Give Me Love Diddy Men, the fictitious dwarves created and... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Roc-La-Familia Records is a now defunct sub-label of Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella started by CEO Shawn Carter, AKA Jay-Z. This sub-label focused on signing international artists, including reggaeton artists, much like Bad Boy Latino. ...


Later years

Remaining one hit away, on May 17, 2005, Bleek released his fourth album titled 534 , in reference to the building he and mentor Jay-Z grew up in, located in the Marcy housing projects of Brooklyn. However, like many of Bleek's previous releases, the album suffered in sales despite decent exposure of the popular Swizz Beatz produced single "Like That". The album, 534 peaked at #11 on The Billboard 200 and at #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 534 is the fourth album by rapper Memphis Bleek, released by Roc-A-Fella Records on May 17, 2005. ... Kasseem Dean (born September 17, 1978) better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is a New York-based American hip hop record producer/rapper of Puerto Rican & African American descent. ... Events January 1 - Decimus Theodorius Paulinus appointed consul, the last to hold this office in the West. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ...


In fall 2005, Memphis Bleek told MTV.com that he was recording an album that should be released in early 2006 featuring such artists as upcoming R&B singer Coya. He is thinking of naming his next album 'The Inauguration', and this would effectively be a make or break album. In an interview for MTV he said: "I want to do an album that's through the roof," he said about his next project. "I want to do a classic album. I feel that if this album I'm not recording is a classic, I'm not even gonna put it out. I have to do it bigger than anybody has ever done it. I have to make a good record this time, not just talking-junk records. It has to be deep. I want people to pick my album up and learn something." The interview also said that Diddy and singer Gerald Levart both have hits for the rapper. [1]


Discography

Albums

The Coming of Age is the debut album from rap artist Memphis Bleek. ... The Understanding is the second album by rapper Memphis Bleek. ... M.A.D.E. is the third major label album release from Roc-A-Fella hip hop artist Memphis Bleek. ... 534 is the fourth album by rapper Memphis Bleek, released by Roc-A-Fella Records on May 17, 2005. ... The Process is the fifth album from Memphis Bleek. ...

Singles

  • 1999: "Memphis Bleek Is..."
  • 1999: "My Hood to Your Hood"
  • 1999: "What You Think of That?"
  • 2000: "Is That Your Chick" (featuring Missy Elliott)
  • 2001: "Do My"
  • 2003: "Round Here" (featuring Trick Daddy & T.I.)
  • 2005: "Like That"
  • 2005: "Infatuated"
  • 2007: "Hustla"
  • 2007: "Around The World" (Sniper featuring Memphis Bleek & Phyro Son)

Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, MC, and record producer. ... Maurice Young (born September 23, 1973 in Miami, Florida), better known as Trick Daddy, is an Atlantic Records recording artist. ... This article is about the musician. ... Like That is a song by The Black Eyed Peas that features guest vocals by Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, and John Legend. ... For other uses, see Sniper (disambiguation). ...

References

External links

  • Roc-A-Fella Records
  • Official MySpace

  Results from FactBites:
 
Memphis Bleek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (587 words)
Malik Thuston Cox (born on June 23, 1980), better known by his rap persona of Memphis Bleek, is a New York rapper who regularly came in contact with rap legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z.
The name of the label has sparked a hip-hop rivalry, or beef, between Memphis Bleek, JT tha Bigga Figga and The Game, the former of which built an independent record label with the same title.
Memphis Bleek was also caught in the middle of the epic Jay-Z and Nas battle, in which Bleek gained a few enemies, most notably Nas and Mobb Deep.
:: MVRemix Interviews - Memphis Bleek :: (692 words)
Memphis Bleek: The album is just like a stepping stone to show people that the new Roc-A-Fella is still here and that I ain't never left and that I'm the heir to the throne - lyrically, mentally, physically - everything is about that on this album.
Memphis Bleek: No, 9th Wonder was doing a lot of production for my album.
Memphis Bleek: As far as the situation, I feel that no man belongs in jail.
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