Malik Cox (born June 23, 1978), much better recognized by his rap name of Memphis Bleek or “Bleek”, and is as American rap artist generally known for his tenure with Roc-a-Fella Records and CEO of his own label Get Low Records. He has released four albums during his career (every one of which went Gold), and had actually planned to release The Process in 2011, although the album has yet to be completed.
Rapper Memphis Bleek was raised in Brooklyn, NY’s Marcy Projects housing neighborhood, making his documented debut in 1996 on Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt. A member of the Roc-A-Fella Records stable, Bleek made his solo debut in 1999 with Upcoming old. While his debut did warrant a lot of attention, he wasn’t able to maximize the hype surrounding his debut, leading to a questionable collection of songs– powered primarily by its Swizz Beatz-produced lead single– that didn’t live up to the lofty expectations many had. In late 2000, his sophomore cd, The Understanding, appeared along with Bleek’s prominent appearance with Jay-Z in the “Hey Papi” single from the Nutty Lecturer II soundtrack and its Buzz Williams-directed video (showcasing a cameo appearance by Pamela Anderson). Along with this captivating marketing scheme, the lead solitary from The Comprehending, “Mind Right,” soon adhered to. His third album M.A.D.E. appeared in 2003, complied with by 534 in 2005. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi.
His single chart status has not proved to be as remarkable, as much of his complying with being with Hip-Hop listeners adhering to Jay-Z and also the record Tag, as well as not industrial datings success. His greatest charting solitary was “Is That Yo Chick”, Featuring Missy Elliott and also Jay-Z, which came to a head at # 7 on the Hot Rap Singles Billboard Chart, and only one of two songs by the artist to crack the Billboard Hot ONE HUNDRED, coming to a head at # 68, and the only track to show up on one of his solo albums. The various other single being “It’s Alright”, showing up on the Hard Knock Life cd by Jay-Z, peaking at # 61 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has had countless collaborations with fellow hip-hop artists such as DMX, Ja Rule, T.I., and also Trick Dad, with numerous of the features coming with other Roc-A-Fella artists, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Cam’ron, Amil, Young Gunz, and naturally Jay-Z.
Bleek launched his third album, “M.A.D.E.,” in 2003, which showcased the singles “Round Right here” and “Need Me In Your Life.” “Round Here” came to a head at # 53 on the Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs graph. His 4th album, “534,” came to a head at # 11 on the Billboard 200 Cds chart, at # 3 on the Leading R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums graph and also at # 1 on the Leading Rap Albums chart following its release in2005. “534” was named after the building number where Memphis and Jay-Z increased up in the Marcy Projects. It was the first release from the “new” Roc-A-Fella Records, describing Jay-Z ending up being Head of state of Def Jam. It was also the first authorities Def Jam recording by tag mate turned global superstar, Rihanna, on the track “The One”.