Four generations of rap rhyming together.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
Four generations of rap rhyming together.
There are two types of days: Days when we're talking Memphis Bleek, and days when we aren't.
Last Friday, I thumbed through the music files on my smartphone hoping to find something that would give me the energy to push through to the weekend.
Memphis Bleek knows you hoes don't love him, especially not when Hov's in town.
While Hot 97 has been in the news recently for less than exemplary reasons, I'll be forever indebted to the station for the night Jay-Z brought his newly-formed Roc clique to the station and let his guys rip apart beats for an hour more than a decade ago.
Time <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/01/7-wtf-endorsement-deals-featuring-rappers/7">hasn't been kind</a> to Memphis Bleek, but that doesn't detract from one of the best group cuts of the 2000s.
Last week, we laughed at the thought of Trina posing as <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/01/repeat-after-me-i-will-not-take-tax-advice-from-trina-or-any-rapper">the spokeswoman for Tax USA</a> but she’s neither the first, nor will she be the last rapper to appear in a questionable advertisement.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=186305"> I've never been the biggest Roc La Familia fan and have only driven down the I-9-5 a few times in my life, but <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/memphis-bleek">Memph Bleek's</a> "I Get High" has remained in rotation since Understanding dropped in 2000.
<a href="http://rapradar.com/2011/04/05/new-music-memphis-bleek-toast-to-em/"> After over a decade of championing the finer things in life without pitting us through the struggle to get there, Memphis Bleek is finally ready to assume responsibility as rapatician, reporting on the real. Only problem is, in his headstrong efforts to disenfranchise himself with the Roc, he's scraping the bottom of the barrel for beats-n-hooks. This new song? Crap. The beat sounds like the background hymns for a Vick's VapoRub commercial and the guy on the chorus just very well may be the geeker who <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxWJd3w3QPs">was soliciting the Wayans for junk food</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=138874"> Even though he hears the naysayers, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/memphis-bleek">Bleek</a> isn't backin' down and he's still marching ahead towards the release of The Return 2 project and the full length release, The Process.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/memphis-bleek-speaks-on-blueprint-iii-leaks"> There was a point in time when damn near anything <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/memphis-bleek">Memphis Bleek</a>-related would garner the most distasteful hate I could spawn.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/memphis-bleek">Young Memphis</a> isn't playing the apprentice anymore.
At this point in my blogging career, there's no need to describe situations as "surreal.
"I love my niggas for life, ain't no doubt about that My nigga (Free), My nigga (Crakk) Blow a shot for Mack Oschino & Sparks, them niggas my heart Sold by plunder, keep it 100 from the start 'Whole Prop, we was fresh off the block like what Came at Nas, came at the Lox Ain't give a fuck Whoever came at Big Homie had a problem with us See we was all we knew, in Roc-A-Fella we trust Now this bullshit split-up, fucked the whole shit up Knocked us back to scraddles, fuck we get back to that.
Don't think Young Memphis doesn't hear the net's wisecracks about his <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/memphis-bleek-to-release-album-independently">newfound independence and deal</a>.
Just like Turtle from Entourage, Memph Bleek feels it's that time to step out from the shadow of Big Brother.
Memphis Bleek has been steady <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/02/memphis-bleek-feed-the-streets-mixtape">putting in work</a> this year and you ingrates just don't give a damn.
Hosted By DJ Envy Quiet as kept, Memphis Bleek has been vigilantly working on creating his own lumination, so that one day he may step from out of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2007/05/in-the-shadow-of-greatness">the shadows of greatness</a>.