Today In Hip-Hop: Memphis Bleek Releases ‘Coming Of Age’ Debut

On this day, August 3, in hip-hop history… 1999: Memphis Bleek had the blessing of being associated with Jay Z and gearing up to be his successor. Sometimes, when you are closely affiliated with an established rapper, comparisons of your mentor are bound to happen. Bleek, who is known to be a hard-edged rhymer, made a name for himself in his debut album, Coming Of Age. On the project, Bleek shows his capability of making his own music outside of Jay’s mentorship. Coming Of Age stayed in tune to his come up from the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn. Bleek settles for gritty, ...

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