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Feb 17 - BLEEK ON ETHER:"IT WAS A GLOOMY DAY",Jay was saying this !!ís hot.


 Feb 17 - BLEEK ON ETHER:"IT WAS A GLOOMY DAY",Jay was saying this !!ís hot.
topic by DINER0 - 02-17-2007, 12:00 PM - Boxden > The Hip-Hop Spot


AllHipHop.com: After the tour, Nas throws a dart at you on the song ďNastradamus.Ē How did you feel when you originally heard that? When I saw you coming up I know you had a lot respect for Esco before that.

Memphis Bleek: Man, Nas was one of the first original Gs of videos. He had the flip phone that I had as a hustler that had the green lines that you know how full your battery is; the grey flip joint. Only hustlers had that. When he shot the video with that, the cell with the skully, I related to him heavy! I !!ed with him hard. A n***a from my hood actually called me like, ďYo, Nas [is] getting at you, you got to get at him, son!Ē That incident is why I delay on getting at people now. They saying my name verbally, and he didnít. I jumped on Nas so blatantly and so hard and he probably didnít even mean that towards me. I feel I got Jay and everybody in that drama for nothing.

AllHipHop.com: Did you feel insulted?

Memphis Bleek: Exactly, my n***a, I felt like Iím a young n***a, why would you throw a jab at me? Let me do my thing. Instead of saying his name, I took one of his lines and used it on him. It was vice versa, it wasnít no name calling. But then Jay got involved, it was on.

AllHipHop.com: Your second album The Understanding is a total different look for you. You went platinum and were major airplay.

Memphis Bleek: It was a whole another mindset. Thatís why I did ďMind RightĒ, I had a little bit of paper, I got my mind right, Iím ready for anything. You canít go to war unless you got money, my money right now so that was my attitude. I didnít even get to enjoy it, all I did was a couple of shows. We were about to shoot the video for the last song on the album ďMy LifeĒ, but we were out in Miami for Memorial Day weekend. We were balling and had my brother out there, so we end up staying a little bit longer. Then my brother got into an motorcycle accident, he got hit by a car riding a scooter in Miami. He hit his head on the side walk and injured the left side of his brain and had a blood clot in his brain. They said nine out of 10 people after having that would have died, so my brother [is] still here to this day, so I thank God for that. That day in South Beach changed my life forever, and thatís real talk.

AllHipHop.com: Can you elaborate on how it changed your life personally?

Memphis Bleek: It made me realize that only thing you have in this world is your n***as and family. The only thing you can take with you is your memories. All this material !!, you canít take it. It made me really see that one minute you could be doing your thing and next minute, you're gone. And it was hard, heís my only brother. I had to fly my grandmother out there, my mother, my sonís mother, his sonís mother, his son, my cousin, it was crazy. I had to move half of my family to Miami for two years. He was in a coma for almost four five months, then he was in the hospital because he couldnít walk another six months. He couldnít talk, it was rehabilitation. He was in Jackson Memorial Hospital, I thank those doctors in there they saved his life.

AllHipHop.com: Damn, did he have medical insurance?

Memphis Bleek: Nah my n***a, I had to come out of pocket. I was renting two condominiums out of my pocket; I paid 155,000 [dollars] for a brain operation out of my pocket, no help from no-one. The only n***a that helped me was Jay. He helped me pay for these condos because I was new. Money wasnít !!, you got a million dollars you spend 150,000 dollars in the brain operation, two condos, you pay 250,000 in taxes, and you broke. And thatís real talk. I learned that you only got is your family, money means nothing. Now I got insurance and my whole family got it. I didnít know nothing about that [back then].

AllHipHop.com: Outside of Jay, did anybody else at the Roc support you at that time?

Memphis Bleek: Everybody was there for me supporting me showing me their love. But Jay was the main dude. Jay is such a big homey, think about famous he is. I live in a little town in New Jersey, when I had my baby shower this n***a at my crib. With a thousand people there, Jayís is there with the Phantom parked in the driveway. Little !! like that that no-one else would come out for that he would.

AllHipHop.com: How did you feel when Nas got back at you on the ďQBís FinestĒ?

Memphis Bleek: I was loving it. I had Nas talking to me, he up there with Biggie, Jay, and Pac. Like it was weird, because Jay came to me at the same time when I was dealing with my situation with my brother and knew I couldnít really hold it down. He told me, ďDonít worry about it, I got you.Ē

AllHipHop.com: So real talk how was it like around the offices when Nas dropped ďEtherĒ?

Memphis Bleek: [Laughs] It was a gloomy day, for real. When [Funkmaster] Flex played it, I ainít going to lie, I admitted to myself and had to tell the big homey he got us, he got one up on us. That !! was cooked crack cocaine right there. Like it was no denying that record was hot as !!, it was a bunch of lies on that record, but it was still a hot record. One that is going down in history, you know what I mean. We were at Baseline Studios listening to the radio when we first heard it. Jay and everybody was saying this !!ís hot.

AllHipHop.com: Were you ready to ride out after you heard it?

Memphis Bleek: I wanted to f!ght; it was getting ugly, my dude. When someone do it to you like that, I thought we were going to f!ght. I am sure he felt the same way when Jay did ďTakeover.Ē

AllHipHop.com: Yíall ever run into him when that entire situation was going down?

Memphis Bleek: Yeah, I seen him at the BET taping we had to do man, but they had too many security guards and they didnít let us confront each other.

AllHipHop.com: So as Memphis Bleek, when did you know that Roc-A-Fella was going to crumble before your very eyes?

Memphis Bleek: It was at the ďChange ClothesĒ video shoot. Me and Dame got into a real big heated incident, I donít even want to get into that because thatís real real personal. But it was that day, he said something to me that he was never supposed to say to me. It got back to Jay, and Jay looked at me in my face and said, ďItís going to come a day where you never going have to deal with him ever again.Ē

AllHipHop.com: Damn, you canít get into what he said?

Memphis Bleek: I canít even get into it, playa. Youíll never hear anyone mention that.

AllHipHop.com: Did it almost come to blows though?

Memphis Bleek: Yeah, I wanted to thump, but he had his wife and kids with him. I wanted to scrap.


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 02-17-2007, 12:01 PMaway - #2
DINER0 

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AllHipHop.com: How did you feel when Jay was offered the Roc-A-Fella name?

Memphis Bleek: It was rightfully so, it was his name. Without him it would of never been sh**. You could of put up a million flyers, if he would of never made a record it would have been nothing. Jay wanted the masters [to Reasonable Doubt] and they didnít want to give him that, so he took the name. All is fair in love in war.

AllHipHop.com: Why donít you think they would just give him the masters, do you think that was some spite?

Memphis Bleek: Exactly, itís not like that album is going to sell 20 million. Itís not even platinum. Thatís a question only they could answer. It was wack, they could of gave Jay the masters and kept Roc-A-Fella if they wanted to. Jay would have had his first album in his possession and everyone would have been happy. It probably wouldnít of been as ugly as it is now, feel me?

AllHipHop.com: So with all the things happening, how did go into your third album M.A.D.E.?

Memphis Bleek: I ainít know what to do, I was lost. I was lost, thatís what I poured it out on that album. Like I talked about everything on that album, family, growing up with my family, almost loosing my brother, the birth of my son, the !! with my mom, me not having my pops, like I talk about everything. I felt like that was the turning point of me becoming a man from a child.

AllHipHop.com: How did you feel about how the public received the album?

Memphis Bleek: They didnít, it was promoted right. My last two albums werenít promoted right. I had a hot song that was bubbling harder in the South than in the North and Iím a New York artist [ďRound HereĒ]. It did well though, it went gold.

AllHipHop.com: Did you go to Jay with your griviences with the lack of promotion?

Memphis Bleek: Nah, me and Jay never had conversations like that. I just take it in stride. I donít whine about nothing. Without hit records there is no business.

AllHipHop.com: You want to address the ongoing rumor that people been getting you for your jewelry?

Memphis Bleek: [Laughs] I donít know where that !! came from. Every time you seen me, I got two chains; I never been robbed in my life, fam. Thatís some back in the day !!. I got set up before I got in the rap game. This is way before I shot a video for ďItís Alright.Ē If they talking about that, then duke dead. That was some drug !! from back in the day, it happens to the best of us. As far as being a rapper and getting stuck, thatís crazy. The Roc piece is like a gold medal in the hood, a n***a going to show that! Then where is it at?

AllHipHop.com: Where you anprehensive about Jay coming back? Kingdom Come had a lukewarm response on the streets. He retired like Jordan with six rings but came back looking like 23 when he was struggling with the Wizards.

Memphis Bleek: I was like, ďDamn he ainít ever going to stop.Ē If the people ainít happy with it, so be it. I just know he is spitting it like no other. Meet me in two years when they read a little bit more books.

AllHipHop.com: You now own your own custom car shop and your own rims. What poised you to get into cars?

Memphis Bleek: I got the rim company is Meyers, we specialize in any kind of rim. Color, size anything you want to do to your jawn. Itís manufactured by the same company that makes Loenhart and itís distributed by us. We are the largest distribution company in New Jersey and we distribute to everyone on the East Coast. We got the car wash right on Route 1 right by the Menlo Mall. We got that. We got the transportation company called All Points Transportation. All these doors are opening now and opportunity only knocks once.

AllHipHop.com: Why based in New Jersey though opposite Brooklyn where you from?

Memphis Bleek: Itís not as many cars in Brooklyn, a lot of people donít really drive like that. Iím from BK, I didnít get a car until I dropped a record. Thatís real talk and thereís no real competition in New Jersey. Thereís more traffic and we right off highway 22. Thereís no highways in BK, you canít open on the BQE.

AllHipHop.com: You lacing Jayís car with some rims?

Memphis Bleek: Jay ainít getting no rims, man. Jay dissed the chrome. I tried to lace the Phantom, but he said, ďNever disrespect the Phantom.Ē [Laughs] I might give my son a nice kit though, something nice.
 02-17-2007, 01:08 PMaway - #3
killaqnz92 

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Bleekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk........................lmao
 02-17-2007, 01:50 PMaway - #4
caliman 

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prop'd ya good read homie!!
 02-17-2007, 02:12 PMaway - #5
r_lou13 

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lol bleek
 02-17-2007, 02:26 PMaway - #6
kswift 

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rolfmao
 02-17-2007, 02:34 PMaway - #7
dolla101 

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2 bad this !! didnt come out after nas dropped ether ???kinda old a$s news
 02-17-2007, 03:23 PMaway - #8
Pappy Mason 

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That !! was cooked crack cocaine right there. Like it was no denying that record was hot as !!, it was a bunch of lies on that record, but it was still a hot record. One that is going down in history, you know what I mean. We were at Baseline Studios listening to the radio when we first heard it. Jay and everybody was saying this !!ís hot.
priceless...... :wow:
 02-17-2007, 03:33 PMaway - #9
D.C. 

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What lies were on Ether? I keep hearing this !! about lies, but no one has ever proven anything as a lie.
 02-17-2007, 03:36 PMaway - #10
deLeet 3 heat pts

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Originally Posted by D.C.
What lies were on Ether? I keep hearing this !! about lies, but no one has ever proven anything as a lie.
In '88 you was gettin chased through your buildin
Callin my crib and I ain't even give you my numbers
That line is usually what they talkin about.
 02-17-2007, 03:41 PMaway - #11
YellowBusRider 

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props good read
 02-17-2007, 03:46 PMaway - #12
Rique 30 heat pts30

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Good read...
 02-17-2007, 04:50 PMaway - #13
Adwerdz 78 heat pts78

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i wanna know what dame said to bleek..

probably sonned him hard
 02-17-2007, 04:54 PMaway - #14
the hater 

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memphis weak is probably workin cashin in aluminum cans for money
5000 cans and hell have his monthly $150 salary
 02-17-2007, 06:23 PMaway - #15
YellowBusRider 

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^^^
LOL na dont think Jay would let bleek live anywhere close to average know hes got his back
 02-17-2007, 06:59 PMaway - #16
lildesdes32 

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great read
 02-17-2007, 07:33 PMaway - #17
D.C. 

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Originally Posted by deLeet
That line is usually what they talkin about.
lol

If Thats it

Originally Posted by Jay-Z
"Showed you your first tec on tour with Large Professor"
Thats also false
 02-17-2007, 09:50 PMaway - #18
macadon83 

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nicca said dont touch da phantom dude. lol.
 02-17-2007, 09:51 PMaway - #19
greygoosedranka 

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good read i guess if anyone knows jay it has to be bleek
 02-17-2007, 11:18 PMaway - #20
RicFlair 

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not sayin this is def fake but isnt allhiphop.com notorious for always havin fake interviews?
 
 


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