This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

August 3rd – Memphis Bleek releases his debut solo album, “Coming Of Age”, on Roc-A-Fella Records, on this day in 1999.

The album’s title was taken from a Jay-Z track of the same name that Bleek appeared on, on the former’s third set “Vol.2…Hard Knock Life”, released in 1998.

Bleek’s debut release featured production by Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti, Patrick Viala, Buckwild, Mr. Fingers, Dark Half, J-Runnah, Omen, Bernard “Big Demi” Parker and The Burn Unit.

The gold-selling set spawned the hit singles, Murda 4 Life”, featuring Ja Rule, “Memphis Bleek Is…” and “What You Think About That”, featuring Jay-Z.

“Coming Of Age” also featured guest appearances by labelmate Beanie Sigel, Noreaga and Da Rainjahs.