Memphis Bleek: All Grown Up

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I was reading this interview Bleek did with HiphopDx and I couldn’t help but be amazed at how level headed and mature he sounds, especially when asked about Cam’ron and his anti-chancleta campaign against his father. He also had some choice words on my favorite subject: How the East Coast never fell off and doesn’t need to be brought back to anywhere.

On Cam’s dis track to Jay:

I feel that’s a coward move. Def Jam is on 50th . You live on 145th. You can drive 60 blocks and come see that man. You don’t have to make a record. If there’s a problem, do something. We work 9 to 5. Our cars are parked on the same block every single day. If there’s a problem, do something. Don’t talk about me and now I can’t see you. Where you at? That’s wack to me. You ain’t going to hear me making a record about nobody. If it’s a problem, I’m coming to see you. Straight up. Address that problem to me to my face like a real man. And I don’t have security, never did. I will e-mail anyone in the rap game my itinerary, only me and my homies. You never hear Memphis Bleek going off the limb talking about nobody. I don’t have no problem with nobody. I don’t think about other people that much. I’m happy when a person doing his thing, sells millions of records. I’m glad. Another successful African-American like myself coming through the same struggles I did. I feel like a sucker by hating on his situation. But hey, you open the door on us and you give us leeway to do whatever we feel to you.

I completely expected him to be like "F*ck that nigga, I’m in the studio right now working on a whole mixtape dissing him, shit is gonna be fire!" I guess he figures if Jay isn’t stressing it why should he. I  probably wouldn’t be worrying about much either if I was "in the will somewhere."


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69 Responses to “Memphis Bleek: All Grown Up”

  1. eskay Says:

    first!

    Sorry I always wanted to do that. Couple of things about this post. I think Bleek needs a math tutor: 145 – 60 = 85. Also, does anybody actually think Cam still lives on 145th?

  2. Adam22 Says:

    i like bleek.

  3. The Cipher Says:

    who cares where he lives truly, point is(i agree with bleek on this one) hes hating for nothing, theres no need for cam to have dont that track when he works with the dude and thats the man thats signing his checks… when i heard bout that beef i was like wtf is cam doing… but either way im waiting for bleek to come out with another album, cause his last one didnt cut it for me… i hope he comes with some nice knowledge on it too cause well if hes this level headed in an interview i hope it’ll show in his raps…

  4. Luis Says:

    Nice!

  5. plug industries Says:

    Cockafella better be carelul!! That how Ja lost his respect by not shooting back quick enough. By the time he shot back………it was too late!!!! Incidently I like Ja’s last cd when he went out on G unit. But he shouldnt have got the minister in on some petty rap mess.

  6. eskay Says:

    ^ don’t be ridiculous, Jay already won that battle.

  7. plug industries Says:

    ^How? you cant win by not throwin punches

  8. eskay Says:

    Au Contraire plug (I think thats how you spell it)

    Cam making a wack video with a bootlegg Beyonce and Jimmie Walker while Jay dines with Bill Clinton and Paul McCartney = Jay won.

    Cam going to rikers for 30 days while Jay is courtside with Bey = Jay won.

    Cam still talking shit while Jay ignores him and announces a new business venture every week = Jay won.

  9. mac brown Says:

    ^^exactly!!!!

  10. The Cipher Says:

    jay won that battle simply because when cam says something bout jay, cam gotta pay a fine lol… so all jay has to do is sit back and wait for cam to do something stupid like diss him and watch the money pour in

  11. KingML Says:

    well quite frankly I think Jay-Z lives by the expression “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer” and I don’t think he regards Cam as a serious threat to anything he has or does.

    Cam raps at a 6th grade level, Jay-Z could teach at rapping college, so basically there you have it.

    It’s a question of education and that “street education” that dipset members are so proud of only goes so far in the business world. Sure you can shoot people all you want, but when it comes time to start making real money (see: corporate money) they are like a white kid from Montana walking through Harlem in the middle of the night dressed like a cowboy, now you know they stand out like a bad example of what NOT TO DO.

    So to sum it up, Jay won because he plays in a different league.

  12. AGeezee Says:

    Plug, c’mon, cuz, how could you in your right mind feel that Jay needs to come back after that wack video Cam put together and all the forementioned stuff Eskay spoke on above. We gotta talk, bro. lol

  13. Blood Hound Says:

    Jay one simply because he is a grown man not just another old nigga.

    Cam is a grown boy with a chip on his shoulder.

  14. Key from the City Says:

    Is it me or does the pages in that book look blank?

  15. Blood Hound Says:

    They are blank Bleek can’t read!

  16. Blood Hound Says:

    That’s why his name is Memphis bleek rather than New York Blek

  17. Ur-MAD Says:

    i unno wut to say???

  18. Ur-MAD Says:

    Besides….. he’s mad!

  19. D. Billz Says:

    *sadly watched 3 youngans walk past my job building with red napkins (flags) hangin’ out of their right pockets… in Baltimore* which leads to…

    Yeah, Dipset will be dismantled by mid ’07. I’m calling it and puttin all bets up. Bleek did the right thing though. I agree with Cipher on waitin’ for a better Bleek album to drop. For some reason I still haven’t given up hope on him. When I listen to his Coming of Age Album, I don’t think he lost a step. Just never tapped into his full potential. He needs to vacate dolo to an island or Japan for a few months and just cool out… get some inspiration.

    I think Cam seriously needs therapy and perhaps a warm, manly embrace from some of his peers (no homo).

    @ Bloodhound… you wrong for that! Even though illiteracy rate in that region high as a mofo.

  20. D. Billz Says:

    ^^^ Uh oh, looks like the Stan Clan alert went off on “someone’s” browser. Dude was probably outside of his house until a keyword was typed.

  21. jersey Says:

    im not a big fan of Jay Z but Cam dont even realize what J doing to him…lol…He is playing on his mind by not entertaining the b*llsh*t , elementary games he’s playing…And truth be told he dont have to!!??….N8gga S*ttin on top of things literally!…lol…He dont have time for the pettiness because he has to lead by example or he knows very well there is a another M*nfucka waitin to move in his spot….When Sh*t changes in your game (career) thats when you have to be like a camilian and change (mentaly) your stradegy. Life is a chess game. Come you think Jay didnt know N8GGAs was gonna come @ him when he accepted thye move to the next level?….Look Fat Joe added his two M8NFUCKIN cents about Nas joinin Jay and his *ss strugglin to stay signed….indirect HATIN?…..Yeah…Hell Yeah!!!!

  22. jersey Says:

    He gotta keep his eye on Jason Kidd, Jefferson and the NETS…..Maybe he can give cam a spot on the NETS..lol

  23. jersey Says:

    Bleek following his mentor…superbly….

  24. Phil Says:

    Memphis Bleek = The Slim Cutta Calhoun of NYC- Big backers and support, no good albums…

    I do respect the way he always has his man’s back though… If Jigga were ever to be at a Waffle House and Cam stole his food, I bet Bleek would would go hungry and sacrifice his plate just so that Jay could eat. That’s love…

  25. E From BK Says:

    I like Bleek but I need to call it like I see it. Maybe he has not “made a record” dissin’ anyone, but I sure have heard a few freestyles. As an emcee I think Bleek is fire. When I listen to Reasonable Doubt it amazes me that he was only 16! It’s a shame that he has not been able to make any albums comparable to his skills.

    As for the homie Cam. Why? Who gassed him up like that? It’s like when they do the first few weeks of Idol; I think why wouldn’t a family member or a friend tell them they shouldn’t be trying to sing. Not saying that Cam shouldn’t rap, but; why didn’t anybody tell him not to go at Jay like that? He needs new friends. However, the worst is Dame cosigning in the video.

  26. D. Billz Says:

    ^^ We all know Dame put that battery in his back. He’s been Cam’s manager since day one. And probably the one responsible for changing Cam’s image. If you notice, Dame and Cam’s personalities are very similar.

  27. Lili Says:

    lmao @ Phil’s comment…You wrong for that. lol

    Clearly Bleek is not an ignant nigga running around yapping about things or people that are unimportant. Cam is like the fly that gets caught on your windshield while you’re driving….scrape him off and keep it moving.

    I’m a woman, so I’ll say jealousy isn’t a female trait– it’s something insecure, petty ppl have, and that’s what Cam is. He still makes me laugh and I’ll listen to him now and then, but he ain’t nothing next to Jay.

  28. jersey Says:

    lol @ “he’s like a fly that gets caught on your windsheild while your driving”………………………..lmao…(im picturing in my mind a fly wit a pink fur)….he he he

  29. jersey Says:

    Now thats sum sh8t right there!!!…(cant stop laughing)….lol

  30. Juss.Ten Says:

    Bleek’s always been a soldier so for him to approach the situation like this is a real good look for him and his team.

  31. babyGirl Says:

    of COURSE he’s not worried.. Jay hasn’t given the command yet… oh please! Do I need to write that whole Jay quote again???

  32. jersey Says:

    maybe bleek can speak to his lil homie (wispers…cass)…put em up on somin…show em how to keep his head….ya know?

  33. eskay Says:

    I skimmed through Bleek’s album and it seemed alright. I know that he was definitely doing his thing on that mixtape he had with Papoose a while back. I don’t know what it is about Bleek but he’s just missing something that would make me want to listen to him. I can’t imagine sitting down and just letting a whole Bleek album play. and not because it’s bad, but because I’ll be secretly hoping for a Jay verse the whole time. Bleek is actually a pretty good fucking rapper, he was just destined to be a in Jay’s shadow for his whole career.

  34. Blood Hound Says:

    I mean hey Bleek isn’t that much younger than Jay soon they both would be drawing SSI and medicade.

    So once Jay decided to get his grown man on it was only up to Bleek to do the samething. I mean lets face it the youngest dudes on the roc were the young gunners and they are in their early forties, so logically “gettin his grown man on” isn’t so hard to believe.

    Soon we’ll see bleek and Hov on matching “Hov-a-rounds” with dubs and spinners on them shits. And poor little Cameron will be flapping his gumbs chasing after white girls with Kobe Bryant, a pocket full of Viagra and wet wipes.

  35. Fresh Says:

    Just sexy for no muthafuckin reason at all.

    Shit!

  36. LADY BMORE Says:

    coming of age=CLASSIC. one of the best albums on rocafella, EVER!!!

  37. Ur-MAD Says:

    Take it EASY!!!!

  38. E From BK Says:

    Bleek is still about 3 or 4 years from 30.

  39. MaddenMaster Says:

    “I’m happy when a person doing his thing, sells millions of records. I’m glad. Another successful African-American like myself coming through the same struggles I did. I feel like a sucker by hating on his situation.”

    THATS ALL I’VE BEEN SAYING!!!! I WANT EVERYBODY RICH!!! AND IF ANY RAPPER SAYS HE’S NOT IN THE GAME TO GET RICH THEN THEY LYING!! ITS ABOUT FEEDING YA FAMILY AND THAT REAL!!! SO WHEN YA FAVORITE RAPPER IS CRYING ABOUT OTHER DUDES MAKING MONEY PLEASE BELIEVE HE JUST JEALOUS……….. REAL MEN DONT CRY ABOUT OTHER MEN MAKING MONEY THEY JUST GO OUT AND MAKE SOME MONEY!!

  40. eskay Says:

    what rapper have you ever heard crying about the next niggas money.

  41. jersey Says:

    uh cameron…?……..(indirectly)….he wanted Jigga job first…Shiiiit da hand writings on da wall…lol…..He cant get ova it……why else you think he keeps coming @ JIGGA?…..cAM HAD BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE, COUPLE SPORTS CARS A VACATION SPOT IN THE CARRIBEAN MANNNN HE HAD THAT SHIT FIGURE OUT….THENNNNNN LOOK WHO STEP IN THE DOOR!??…JIGGA MAN….LOL

  42. jersey Says:

    Word is cam still gotz a new pink and purple fur on layaway…..he was gonna mack dat sh*t right on up in the front office!

  43. Benzino Says:

    The reason why Bleek is level headed, is becuase i beat the shit outta him, i told him i was coming back to the source on a fuckin horse, and he laughed, so i hit him across the side of his head, and stomped on him, he’s a bitch nigga.

  44. Lili Says:

    Well, there are worse things in life than being in Jigga’s shadow collecting $…Whenever Bleek acquires that certain amount of star quality that will make us focus on him more, we’ll still be here.

  45. MEGA' Says:

    Regardless of what you guys may think about Cam’ (personally I think his rhyming ability is sub-par), you gotta give it to duke, he keeps his name bubbling, and that’s the whole point. Once people forget about you, it’s over…. And one thing that I want to get off my chest; Jay-z is grossly overrated!……I kind of respect Cam for going at him; same thing Jay did with Nas, (who by the way is lyrically superior to them both). Cam has a certain swagger that is undeniable; he is responsible for at least three trends (a couple of years ago you couldn’t go to a Foot Locker in the US without seeing mad pink s#it). I think dip set is corny as fk, but they are playing there cards right (that’s what real hustlers do, aim for the head nigga). Fk sitting back and letting Jay-z get all the chips. Plus Jay’s from brooklyn, he should understand and respect that….. And oh yeah, Bleek is just a soldier; he takes orders from his commander, he’s like Condoleezza Rice.

  46. TL Says:

    I dont like the Dips (except Juels) at all,
    but I got to admit Im a biter not a writer was funny sh*t

  47. Legal Tender Says:

    Ha Bleek is going to be a glorified spokesperson for the rest of his life. What he needs to do is get off Jay’s dick and leave Cam alone and focus on Game who despite his previous career as an ass-shaker is killing him.

  48. ATREZ OFTEN Says:

    WHO REALLY THINKS JAY NEEDS TO REPLY TO CAM?

  49. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    Su fue tiempo para Jay-Z de jubilarse porque el toma proyector verdadero de Bleek de el. Bleek es el mejor piensa en golpear el ROC desde que leche vieja.

    What we need is some new putos and vandejos in this mothafucka because I’m tired of Jay that bitch has my chiquita… I Love Bey…

    Let me stop playing but I would like to fuck her too!

  50. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    lmao @ Bleek being the condoleeza rice of hip hop

  51. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    @ e from bk

    Bleek is much older than that… Dude is already him his 30′s

    Bleek is a old bitch also.

  52. BEASTNIGGA Says:

    @ mega…. you said cam started 3 trends a couple of years ago . pink shit one them. ok i’ll give that one. what’s the other two?

  53. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    @ beastnigga

    Nursery rhyme rap and double standard contradictions

  54. HOLLYHOOD THF FUTURE OF AFTERMATH RECORDS Says:

    THIS IS THE FIRST BATTLE THAT ISN’T REALLY A BATTLE.
    THIS IS THE FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN 2 RAPPERS I HAVE EVER WITNESSED WHERE THE RAPPER WHO ISN’T RAPPIN’ WINS THE BATTLE. WHILE THE RAPPER WHO IS “SPITTIN’” LOSES. CAM RAN SAID “THIS IS ROUND 1 OF 15″. YO BOY BOY (no homo) JUST GIVE IT UP! (no homo)

  55. HOLLYHOOD THE FUTURE OF AFTERMATH RECORDS Says:

    BOUT TIME SOMEBODY NOTICED YOUNG MEM’ BLEEK

  56. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    (No homo) *blah blah blah blah* (no homo) *blah blah blah blah* (no homo)

    That’s my best Cam I can do besides The itsy bitsy spider!

    What’s sad is I like dipset always will. Be Cam lost big time.

    That’s like 2 dudes fighting and the other never swings a punch, but he still wins… Its fucking mind boggling I tell ya fucking crazy!

  57. L.P.CROOKS Says:

    I figured it out! Cam wants to work for Jay…he knows that if you get at him hard enuff he will hire you…just ask Nas

  58. HOLLYHOOD THE FUTURE OF AFTERMATH RECORDS Says:

    cam ron NEW SONG
    VERSE 1
    ima’ doggi doggi, my windows is foggy foggy, my cell pnone rings ITS THE DIPS CALLING ME/ I got shot in DC, jigga man can’t c me, I aint no snitch i ain’t c nothin like steveie/ wonder i wonder how i get so weak, its problably cuz everynight a jim jones is who i sleep wit/(no homo)/ I’m frutty im lyin’, in a few years ima be chasin’ white girls with kobe briant/ creep creep, sleep sleep, beep beep, 3 jeeps, gucci pumas on my feet/
    To be continued….
    ps fuck benzno u aint smack bleek.

  59. eskay Says:

    learn how to not post 7 comments at a time Hollyhood, sheesh

  60. MEGA' Says:

    OK, remember the Jeff Hamilton joints with all the patches and sh!t,
    Cam was the first one rocking that;
    Then the pink sh!t
    Then purple
    And the crazy humongous earings that everyone was rockin’ (NBA/NFL players) for a minute; that was Cam too
    and Doggie lets not forget the slang started by Cam’ ok Boy Boy
    and thats just off the top of my head

  61. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    A bunch of patchs, pink, purple, big ear rings, and boy boy?

    Is Cam gay?

  62. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    Lets not forget the mink and his addiction to the words “no homo”

  63. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    OMG I think Cam is a Lathen Homo!!!!

    That’s why Ur_Mad loves him so much.

    It all makes sense.

    *see clearly*

  64. plug industries Says:

    The kids are gonna think jays a clown when they see jay as JJ. Every time I see Jay now I think of JJ.

  65. BK Says:

    I GOT DAME DICK IN MY MOUTH(NO HOMO) DAMN! I SWALLOWED (NO HOMO) TOOK IT FROM THE BACK (NO HOMO) TOSS SALAD(NO HOMO)

  66. Demiks Says:

    Bleek did have that beef with The Game. And Bleek shouldn’t be actin’ all tough saying he’ll go up to people and deal with things personally when he got jacked by a couple kids (remember that?).

    But Cam is alot worse, I don’t want to bring up the whole running out on his man Jimmy, but…

  67. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    jersey Says:
    March 24th, 2006 at 5:54 pm
    He gotta keep his eye on Jason Kidd, Jefferson and the NETS…..Maybe he can give cam a spot on the NETS..lol

    ^^^ NETS DONT WANT CAM’S PINK PANTHER ASS, WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO CRUNCH TIME HE WOULD PROBABLY GO RUN AND HIDE IN THE LOCKER ROOM.

    AND JAY WON BECAUSE CAM LOST IT FOR HIMSELF, HE IS GETTING NO RESPECT FOR THIS MOVE SO THE BEST THING IS TO JUST IGNORE AND LAUGH AT HIM. SHIT EVERYONE KNOWS THE BEST WAY TO REALLY PISSED OF AN INSTIGATING PUSSY LIKE CAM IS JUST TO NOT FEED INTO THEIR NEED FOR ATTENTION AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GET MORE AND MORE RIDICULOUS TO TRY HARDER TO GET THAT ATTENTION

  68. SCREAM@URBOY.EDU Says:

    IM THINKING SUMMER JAM….. YEAH I CAN SEE THE DIP-SHIT CREW GETTING FITTED FOR THEY BOX’S… THEN WATCH JAY LOWER IT 6 FEET DEEP ALL ON STAGE….. I MIGHT WANNA HEAR SOMETHING OUTTA BLEEK ASWELL…. HE MIGHT BE IN JAY SHADOW BUT HE CAN STILL SPIT FIYA…

  69. B-HEEZIE Says:

    Hey PLUG……..I Don’t think a lot of Young Cats know who J.J. EVANS iz…..They (young cats) just think that Cam is calling Hova Old, not that he looks like JJ…

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