With JAY Z’s B-Sides concert on the horizon, it’s only right Memphis Bleek – who was featured on some of those classic cuts – makes his return to music. With his new artist King A1 riding shotgun, the Bleekster knocks down all comparisons on “Not The Same.”
“I knew it when I heard the beat and the hook and everything. I knew that this was the record and this was the message that I wanted to put across.” Bleek told Complex. “No disrespect to any other artists that came up, but in the last few years I’ve seen different artists break into this game and become successful and every one of these blogs compared them to me.”
“’They sound like a better Bleek.’ ‘They’re a new Memphis Bleek.’ ‘They’re a more informed Memphis Bleek.’ From the Meek Mills to the Juelz Santanas to everybody. I done heard it. It’s no disrespect to anybody, but don’t compare me to anybody. There’s nobody like me. My own mama ain’t nothing like me. [Laughs.]
Produced by Speezy and Balistic Beats.
During Bleek’s talk with ‘Plex Row, he also spoke on TIDAL, Hov’s upcoming concert and more. The most interesting quote though (at least to me), came when asked if he has a new album dropping soon…
“Not at the present moment. I’ve been out of the game for a minute. My last album came out years ago, so I’m not that guy that’s going to jump in and be like, “Hey, y’all. I’ve got an album coming out this month. Go buy it.” That’s not going to make these young kids go buy a Memphis Bleek record right now. They’re not checking for me. They’re checking for Young Thug and the rest of the new dudes.
I’ve got to get back in the ring and put my gloves back on and get back to the fight.”
You can’t do nothing but respect that.