“I’m Young Memphis, Used To Play The Apprentice…”

08.31.09 8 years ago 25 Comments

…Now I’m The Teacher, Come Here Let Me Teach You.”

I’ve never been a big fan of the term weed carrier, but regardless of it’s derogatory connotations it’s the perfect term to describe Bleek.  He’s been apart of Jay-Z’s camp since the beginning and should prove as a model to aspiring weed carriers everywhere.  So, in light of all the leaks we’ve gotten from BP3 over the last week, it’s no surprise Memph had a few things to say on the matter.

“Man , you know where that’s coming from. That’s Timbo’s camp. Somebody is playin’ dirty. It’s cool though. I like to see the people’s opinions. I’ve been reading the comments on Jay’s records saying that the beats don’t sound like this or that. I think they just set the bar too high for my guy.”

With most of the fallen Roc-A-Fella dynasty still throwing shots at the crown (rightfully so), Malik knows where his bread is buttered.  Loyalty’s great, but with everything that came out being produced by Timbaland, it’s easy (& rightly so) to call out Mr. Mosely.

But to say us fans have set the bar too high for Jay-Z is taking it too far.  I mean he gave himself the nickname Jay Hova, not us.  We may have went along with it, but that’s not the point.  No one told him to name this album after arguably the best Hip-Hop album of the last decade & release it on the same day as it’s highly regarded predecessor.  The bar may have been set too high, but we didn’t place it up there.

I know you were just doing your job Bleek, but perhaps you should’ve recycled this jewel that you quoted back to Jay.

“A couple of years back, I had asked Jay why he doesn’t make another “Big Pimpin.” This was like four years ago when I asked him this and his answer to me was ‘Why would I do that?’ “Big Pimpin” is already made. So then, I didn’t understand what he meant by that and I’m like so what, I would just make six of those and ride it to the end of the wave. But he’s right because if you make four more of those records, then the original won’t be hot anymore. You have to move on to the next wave and I think that people want him to stay Reasonable Doubt, Volume 2, Blueprint Jay. He’s not that guy anymore, he’s outta here.”

Are the leaks unfortunate. Of Course Not Sure they are. Did Jay take the proper precautions to prevent this from happening?  Yeah.  Were the expectations for this album set too high?  Nope, they’re right where Jay set them at.

* If it makes you feel any better.  I’m sure Yayo’s taking notes for BSID.

Memphis Bleek Speaks on “Blueprint III” Leaks [HipHopWired.com]

Previously Posted — Hip-Hop’s Growing Trend: Camp Leaks

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