Memphis Bleek is an American rapper who has received the limelight due to his successful tenure with Roc-A-Fella Records. Till date, Memphis has successfully released 4 albums, among which 2 are gold certified. Apart from being a rapper, he has tried his hand in several movies.
Mini Bio on Memphis Bleek
Memphis is basically seen singing songs for Hip pop genres. He was amongst the first artist who signed for the Roc-A-Fella Records and was guided by his longtime friend and fellow rapper Jay-Z.
Bleek who has been a close friend to Jay-Z has appeared several times on his albums which include, Hard Knock Life, Life and Times of S. Carter and The Blueprint 2 : The Gift & The Curse.
After giving up several performances for his friend Jay-Z, Bleek gave his first official performance through the album Coming of Age. The album was a success after its release which enjoyed a number 7 spot on the Billboard 200 as the week’s hot shot debut.
After the release of his first album, Memphis went on to release three more albums, M.A.D.E, The Understanding, and 534. His debut album was platinum certified while the second and the third albums were gold certified. Nevertheless, all of his albums were appreciated by the fans.
While his two albums M.A.D.E. and The Understanding were in the process of releasing, he took his time off in order to take care of his brother, who got badly injured in a motorbike accident.
His last released album 534 hold some special importance to Memphis. The number 534 actually were the house numbers where Memphis and Jay-Z spent their childhood. The presence and contribution of Jay-Z and Rihana in that album made it even more special for Memphis.
Memphis’s highest ranked single was Is that yo chick which was ranked at the number 7 spot in singles Billboard chart. Another single which added to his success was It’s Alright which was ranked at number 61 in Billboard hot 100.
The year 2005 came as a big year for Memphis when he declared that he was recording for his make or break album The Process. Also, in the year, he would leave his association with the Roc-A-Fella.
Years after he broke his association with Roc-a-fella, he signed for Mass Appeal Entertainment, from where he released his most anticipated album The Process in 2010.
Family life and Personal life
Memphis Bleek was born in Brooklyn New York. He was born as Malik Cox on June 23rd, 1978. Bleek has always hidden his family background and other personal life details from the media and the public. However, it is not hidden that he is married to his long-time sweetheart Ashley Coombs.
Memphis and Ashley married on 13 December 2014 in a ceremony held in the evening at The Merion situated in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.
Today, Memphis Bleek is one of the successful names in the music world. Starting a career in his teenage, struggling and working hard throughout his career, Memphis has successfully accumulated a net worth of 2 million dollars so far.