August 3, 1999
Memphis Bleek released his debut studio album, Coming of Age, through Roc-A-Fella Records in 1999. The name of the album stems from the Jay-Z song of the same name, in which Memphis Bleek first debuted with a verse. In fact, Memphis was closely associated with Jay-Z as his mentor, and set to succeed underneath him.
Bleek’s debut release featured production by Swizz Beatz,Irv Gotti, and Mr. Fingers, among several others. The album featured guest verses from Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Reb, N.O.R.E. and others.
The RIAA Certified Gold Record contained hit singles, “Murda 4 Life”, featuring Ja Rule, “Memphis Bleek Is…” and “What You Think About That”, featuring Jay-Z.