(AllHipHop News) During a recent interview with Jack Thriller for Thisis50, Memphis Bleek reflected on moments from his career and some of the people who he and mentor Jay Z came up with.
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Bleek shouts out southern rap stars T.I. and Trick Daddy for jumping on his single “Round Here” back in 2003. The New York native acknowledges Tip for “representing the same code” as him, and he gives props to Trick for “running Miami at the time.”
The M.A.D.E. creator also speaks on long-time Jay Z friend Emory Jones. Emory is the person Jay has mentioned on several records including “La Familia.”
“When you say Emory Jones to me that means what O.G. really stands for,” says Bleek. “He’s the realest guy I ever met in my life. People make movies about gangstas and the end you all be like, ‘aww.’ If you ever make a movie about Emory we all gonna love it.”
Another pre-fame associate of Jay Z, DeHaven, is brought up during the discussion as well.
“Him and Jay had their hustle ties and things went sour,” states Bleek before suggesting for more information listen to “A Week Ago” from Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life and “It Ain’t Personal” from The Best of Both Worlds. “Then read DeHaven’s book. You ain’t gonna hear it from me. I can’t give it up. Y’all trying to get me killed.”
Lastly, Bleek speaks on his relationship with Roc-A-Fella co-founder Dame Dash.
“Dame held me down in this game. He got me out of bad contracts. Got me in good contracts, so I could never diss Dame,” adds Bleek. “Things just went sour. Do I wish I could reverse it? Yeah, but we in the present.”
Watch Memphis Bleek’s interview with Jack Thriller below.