Back in 2005, JAY Z joined Kanye West on the official remix of “Diamonds” and delivered one of his most talked about verses. As you may remember, Memphis Bleek received quite the shout out with Hov saying the following:
Bleek could be one hit away his whole career/
But as long as I’m alive he’s a millionaire/
And even if I die he’s in my will somewhere/
So he could just kick back and chill somewhere/
Oh yeah, he don’t even have to write rhymes/
The Dynasty like my money last 3 lifetimes/
One would think Bleek would be chilling somewhere (being a millionaire), but during a sitdown with ThisIs50, he reveals that he’s never been a fan of the shout out. Of course Jay is his dude, but Bleek says those specific lines put a ceiling on his career. From the fans to the DJs, everyone started to look at him different, with the idea that he doesn’t actually work for his.
The discussion continues as Bleek speaks on his first dealings with Jay, shares some childhood memories, Amil’s whereabouts and more.