Memphis Bleek ‎– Coming Of Age

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Roc-A-Fella Records ‎– 314 538 991-2, Def Jam Music Group ‎– 314 538 991-2, Def Jam 2000 ‎– 314 538 991-2
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CD, Album
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1 Pain In Da A*s Intro
Voice [Uncredited] – Pain In Da Ass
2 Who's Sleeping
Featuring – Reb*Producer – Pat Viala
3 Memphis Bleek Is...
Producer – Swizz Beatz
4 What You Think Of That
Featuring – Jay-ZProducer – Buckwild
5 M***a 4 Life
Featuring – Ja RuleInstruments – TaiProducer – Irv Gotti, Mr. Fingers*
6 You're All Welcome (Pain Interlude)
Voice [Uncredited] – Pain In Da Ass
7 Stay Alive In NYC
Co-producer – Darold "Pop" Trotter*Producer – J-Runnah
8 You A Thug N***a
Producer – Irv Gotti, Lil Rob*
9 N.O.W.
Featuring – Da RanjahzProducer – Dark Half
10 Everybody
Producer – Omen (2)
11 I Won't Stop
Featuring – Dark HalfProducer – Bernard 'Big Demi' Parker
12 My Hood To Your Hood
Featuring – Beanie SigelProducer – Irv Gotti, Mr. Fingers*
13 Why U Wanna Hate For
Featuring – NoreagaProducer – The Burn Unit*
14 Regular Cat
Producer – J-Runnah

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 314538991-2 4
  • Barcode (String): 731453899124
  • Matrix / Runout (Reversed): #990718XH 3145389912 L386 MFG BY CINRAM
  • Matrix / Runout: 32
  • Mastering SID Code (Reversed): L386
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6000
  • Other (Mould Print): 10

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
538 991-2 Memphis Bleek Coming Of Age(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 538 991-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
314 538 991-4 Memphis Bleek Coming Of Age(Cass, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 314 538 991-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
314 538 991-1 Memphis Bleek Coming Of Age(2xLP, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 314 538 991-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
314 538 991-2 Memphis Bleek Coming Of Age(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 314 538 991-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
DEF 347-1 Memphis Bleek Coming Of Age(2xLP, Album, Promo) Roc-A-Fella Records DEF 347-1 US 1999 Sell This Version

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Kingsleymore

Kingsleymore

December 3, 2017
edited 2 months ago
Evidence: The year is 1999, and Roc-A-Fella Records, led by Jay-z is, on top as far as the rap world is concerned. "Coming of Age" is the debut of Memphis Bleek, who was the heir apparent to Jay-z's proverbial throne at the time.
The album opens with a Pain in da A*s intro which mimics the narration in the movie "Goodfellas". On track 3 Memphis Bleek states what he represents in "Memphis Bleek Is…":
'M***a, drugs, money…'
This sets the tone for the rest of the album.
'What you think of that? I'm a real a*s n***a what you think of that?' quips Bleek in "What You Think of That" feat. Jay-Z, who himself taunts wannabe rappers:
'You know n****s stay frontin'… like I don't get down or sumthin'… / like I don't got the crown or sumthin'
The album samples "Love and Let Love" by Roberta Flack on the track "Regular Cat", among other samples.
Verdict: With a raw flow, brash delivery, and infectious beats and hooks, Memphis was destined for greatness with the release of "Coming of Age". However, not even big budget videos and killer singles could make him a household name. Perhaps he'll always be 'one hit away' from achieving superstardom.