Memphis Bleek was Jay-Z's most well-known affiliate in the late 90s/early 2000s, but the rapper seemed to fall completely off of the radar as the years have progressed. The former Roc-A-Fella Records artist spoke to MTV about his extended silence.
"I've been in the cut, raising my son, doing the family thing and leaving music on the backburner a little bit," Bleek explained. "It's like Jay said: 'The rap game reminds you of the crack game.' I been away so long, you can't just come back selling product; you've gotta give away some testers so they know you got the raw. It's just what it is."
"Get Low Records took a break a little bit," he said in reference to his previous label. "My man H. Money Bags got incarcerated after we dropped the record; he's just coming home. My man Geda K, he was out there doing his thing. Livin' Proof, Calico, everybody just went their own way as grown men to do their thing. But we're all family at the end of the day. I just spoke to everybody. We're trying to put this thing back together and get Get Low where it's supposed to be."