On this day in hip-hop history, Memphis Bleek released his debut solo album Coming of Age.
On this day in 1999, Memphis Bleek released his debut solo album Coming of Age on Roc-A-Fella. The album was titled after a Jay Z track that featured Bleek. The debut release featured production by Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti, Buckwild, and others.
Coming of Age peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200. The album went gold and spawned a few hit singles. The hit "Memphis Bleek Is..." reached #93 on the R&B chart. Other singles on the album included "What You Think of That," which featured Jay Z, and "Murda 4 Life" that featured Ja Rule. Beanie Siegel, Noreaga, and Da Ranjahs also made guest appearances on the album.
Also on this day...
1995 - The East-West rivalry made an appearance at the 2nd Annual Source Awards in New York City.
2004 - Masta Ace released his third studio album A Long Hot Summer on M3 Macmil Music.
2010 - Bun B released his third solo album Trill OG on Universal.