1. Memphis Bleek

    Memphis Bleek

    12 Albums, 11 Songs

    • Coming of Age
    • 534 [Clean]
    • The Understanding
    • Coming of Age
    • 534
    • The Understanding
    • The Understanding
  2. Backbeat: Jay-Z Wows A Sold Out Barclays Center On Opening Night

    September 29, 2012 10:17 AM EDT The Barclays Center looms over Brooklyn. (Photo: Steven J. Horowitz) Jay-Z doesn't just put on shows -- he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual "Made in America" festival, Hov returned to his na ...

  3. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Skrillex, D'Angelo Kick Off Made In America Festival

    September 02, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first day of the two-day fest featured performances by Jay-Z and many guests, Skrillex, Maybach Music Group, Passion Pit and more. Jay-Z stood sipping champagne with Kanye West while red, white and blue fireworks lit up the Philadelphia night be ...

  4. Jay-Z Kicks Off Detroit Stadium Shows with Eminem

    September 02, 2010 11:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ay-Z opened his four-show Home And Home tour with Eminem on Thursday night by declaring victory -- not over his headlining partner, but for his genre. "Ooooooh, shit!" the rapper declared early in the set, ordering the full array of stag ...

  5. Jay-Z Performs Classics During Nike World Basketball Fest

    August 13, 2010 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z helped kick off the Nike World Basketball Festival last night (Aug. 12) at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. For 30-minutes, the Brooklyn rapper ripped through both new and old tunes, including "Diamonds Are Forever," " ...

  6. 14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday

    June 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Check out these fourteen great covers, quotes, and cameos from Bonnaroo's hot action on Saturday (June 12). Weezer rocked Lady Gaga, Jay-Z gave a shout out to Stevie Wonder and Jack White , Norah Jones took on Johnny Cash, and more. Bonnaroo Ma ...

  7. Jay-Z / March 2, 2010 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    March 03, 2010 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday night (Mar. 2) during his "Blueprint 3" tour stop at New York's Madison Square Garden, Jay-Z said the famous venue should be called "The House that Hovie built," and the rapper wasn't kidding. While Jay kep ...

  8. Drake Readies First 'Thank Me Later' Single

    September 25, 2009 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake 's long-awaited debut, "Thank Me Later," was recently pushed from a fall release to early 2010. But one of the album's producers, Harlem-based Omen, says the Toronto MC is ready to release first single, "Shut It Down&q ...

  9. Jay-Z's Free New York Concert Interrupted By Fire Alarm

    September 10, 2009 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z played a free Myspace/DJ Hero show last night (Sept. 9) at New York's Gramercy Theater, just 48-hours before his Madison Square Garden charity concert and live television broadcast. But shortly after telling his fans he'd extend his ...

  10. Longtime Jay-Z Protege Memphis Bleek Set To Release Album

    August 25, 2009 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z may be readying the release of his upcoming eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," on September 11th, but the rapper and mogul still makes time to help old friends. Former Roc-A-Fella artist and Jay-Z protégé Memphis Bleek is slat ...

  11. Jay-Z / All Points West / July 31, 2009

    August 02, 2009 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Hova, Hova, Hova!" the crowd yelled at All Points West late Friday night, breathlessly waiting for the festival's last-minute headliner to take the stage. The rain had abated by then, but a six-inch layer of mud coated Jersey City, N ...

  12. Jay-Z Drawing Up A New 'Blueprint'

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z has confirmed rumors that he's hard at work on his 11th and final album via Def Jam, "The Blueprint 3." The artist rapped over a new beat during a guest spot during Kanye West's New York show la Jay-Z has confirmed rumors t ...

  13. Jay-Z Drawing Up A New 'Blueprint'

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has confirmed rumors that he's hard at work on his 11th and final album via Def Jam, "The Blueprint 3." Last night (Aug. 6), the MC appeared as a guest during Kanye West's Glow in the Dark concert at New York City's ...

  14. Roc-A-Fella Remaining At Def Jam ... For Now

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster, Billboard.com has learned. Roc-A-Fella artists include Kanye West, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tru Life, DJ Clue, M Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropp ...

  15. 9th Wonder's 'Dream' Comes True With New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2, ...

  16. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo' ...

  17. Jay-Z / Oct. 14, 2006 / Johannesburg (Coca-Cola Dome)

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In South Africa, it's not hard to impress an audience starved for global stars. Which is why the likes of Ja Rule can alight on a stage here, trundle out hits for the faithful for less than an hour an In South Africa, it's not hard to impr ...

  18. Jay-Z Revives 'Reasonable Doubt' In NYC

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z celebrated the 10th anniversary of his first and most critically acclaimed album, "Reasonable Doubt," by performing the set in its entirety last night (June 25) at New York's Radio City Music Ha Jay-Z celebrated the 10th anniver ...

  19. Bambino CD Inaugurating Roc La Familia

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music imprint Roc La Familia. Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first r ...

  20. Jay-Z Chats With Fans About Music, Def Jam

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a variety of subjects during a live online chat yesterday, touching on everything from label artists Nas, the Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy ...

  21. XXL Compiles Hip-Hop Disc

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop magazine XXL highlights selected album tracks and singles from the past two years on its first compilation, "XXL Raps Volume 1." Hip-hop magazine XXL highlights selected album tracks and singles from the past two years on its first ...

  22. Top Rappers Set 2Pac's Poetry To Music

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rappers such as Talib Kweli, Ludacris and Dead Prez have written new songs inspired by the poetry of the late Tupac Shakur published in "The Rose that Grew From Concrete." Rappers such as Talib Kweli, Ludacris and Dead Prez have written ne ...

  23. New Songs Bolster Young Jeezy Debut

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Up-and-coming rapper Young Jeezy has added four new songs to his Def Jam debut, "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101," in a strategy to combat bootlegging ahead of its July 26 release. One track will fe Up-and-coming rapper Young Jeezy ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice Reebook and Jay-Z's S. Carter Academy are teaming to offer budding music moguls an internship at Def Jam, where the rapper serves as president. The eight-week program will be based at Def Jam' ...

  25. System Of A Down 'Mezmerizes' Album Chart

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an influx of Billboard 200 entries, breathing life into the chart after weeks of declining sales. The American/Columbia title provided Scoring its second No. 1 with "Me ...

  26. HOT PRODUCT

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from System Of A Down, Toby Keith, Memphis Bleek and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Toby Keith , Memphis Bleek ...

  27. Hot Product

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Memphis Bleek Bleek Is Back The new album from rapper Memphis Bleek, who was the first artist signed to Roc-A-Fella records in the late 1990s, will be the first released under the regime of new label president Jay-Z next month. "534" is na ...

  28. Memphis Bleek Brings It All Back Home

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new album from rapper Memphis Bleek, who was the first artist signed to Roc-A-Fella records in the late 1990s, will be the first released under the regime of new label president Jay-Z next month. The new album from rapper Memphis Bleek, who was ...

  29. Jay-Z's 'Streets' Heads To DVD

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 1998 film "Streets Is Watching," which chronicles rapper Jay-Z's background and rise to prominence, will be released Oct. 5 on DVD by Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The 1998 film "Streets Is Watching," which chronicles rapper Jay- ...

  30. Alicia's 'Diary' Nabs Xmas Week No. 1

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rising from last week's position of No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 unit Rising from last week's posi ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Twista, Super Furry Animals, Play

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on Twista, Super Furry Animals and Play. Rapper Twista will release his debut solo album, "Kamikaze," Jan. 27 on Atlantic. The set features guest appearances by Ludacris, Cee-Lo, Anthony Hamilton, Too Short, Memphis Bleek, 8 Ball, ...

  32. HOT PRODUCT

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new releases from Carlos Santana, Raekwon, Memphis Bleek, OutKast, the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Raekwon , Memphis Bleek , Carlos Santana ...

  33. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Memphis Bleek 'Made' In America Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," this week via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Underst ...

  34. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • R&B vocalist Joe's "And Then..." (Jive) • A triple-disc live album chronicling the Grateful Dead's Dec. 31, 1978, concert in San Francis ...

  35. Roc-A-Fella Rummages Through 'Files'

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "The Roc Files, Vol. 1," due Dec. 16. With Jay-Z's self-proclaimed final album topping the charts , his Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Crown Royal, Microsoft, Memphis Bleek

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Crown Royal, Microsoft, Memphis Bleek The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire will provide the musical muscle for the upcoming Crown Royal Comedy Soul Festival, which will hit 20 U.S. markets beginning Nov. 13 in Atlanta. The shows wil ...

  37. Memphis Bleek Roars Back On New Album

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," June 24 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," w Rapper Memphis Bleek will re ...

  38. Nate Dogg Gathers Eve, Snoop For New Album

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nate Dogg has finalized details for his forthcoming self-titled Elektra album, due Feb. 25. The 15-song set will feature a number of high-profile guests, including Eve, Redman, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Xz Nate Dogg has finalized details for his forthcom ...

  39. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Turn Out For 'UrbanAID'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good cause last night (April 9) at LIFEbeat's UrbanAID 2 benefit. Held at New York's Beacon Theatre, the benefit concert featured perform R&B and hip-hop's finest ...

  40. Plans For Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Redrawn

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The release of Jay-Z's upcoming Roc-A-Fella album "The Blueprint" has been moved up two weeks, "due to overwhelming demand by consumers and retailers alike," according to a statement from the label. T The release of Jay-Z� ...

  41. Jay-Z To Tour Behind 'The Blueprint'

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning a U.S. theater tour in support of his forthcoming Roc-A-Fella album, "The Blueprint." The 18-date jaunt will kick off Sept. 14 in Columbus, Ohio, and wind down Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning ...

  42. DJ Clue Readies Star-Studded 'Professional'

    January 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Def Jam artist DJ Clue has completed his latest album, "The Professional Part 2," which is due for a Feb. 27 release. The set comes on the heels of "DJ Clue Presents: Backstage-Mixtape (Music Inspired Def Jam artist DJ Clue has comple ...