Monday, January 15th, 2018
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Memphis Bleek emerged on the scene in 1996 with his featured debut on the Reasonable Doubt album alongside now music mogul, rapper and friend, Jay-Z. In 1999, he hit the streets running with his first album, Coming of Age, which was released under Def Jam on Roc-A-Fella Records. Born under the name Malik Cox, which ironically enough gives him the initials "M.C.", Bleek was raised in the Brooklyn based Marcy Projects. The name "Bleek" was a nickname he received growing up, while the name "Memphis" comes from one of his favorite cities.