News: Memphis Bleek Not Ready To Roc, Pushes "The Process" Back [Audio]

Saturday, Oct 24, 2009 9:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Rock-A-Fella rapper Memphis Bleek recently spoke on the status of his upcoming album, The Process, and said the project should be expected to land in stores no later than early next year.

Speaking with radio personality Kendra G, Bleek also touched on stepping out from Jay-Z's "shadow."

"I'm working on the album right now," Bleek promised. "It'll be out by February at the latest. I'm just taking my time with it, putting it together because this is what I dreamed of, dropping my own album on my own imprint, it can't get no better...It's just a hundred percent Bleek, I just wanted to use this opportunity, when he did the Roc Nation thing, I took my time to step out of that shadow. You know, I get a lot of ridicule for being there, but I just wanna show people I can do this on my own too." (Kendra G)

Bleek initially announced plans to drop his new album in mid-August.

New York-based recording artist and Jay-Z's protege Memphis Bleek is scheduled to release his fifth studio album titled The Process on November 24, 2009. The album, executive produced by Jay-Z, will feature production from Just Blaze and No I.D with special appearances by Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Pharrell and more! The album will be released on Boston-based label Mass Appeal Entertainment in a joint venture with Bleek's own imprint, Get Low Records. (Press Release)

He also discussed the project and said it would display his strive for independence.

"The Process has been exactly that; a process," he said in a statement. "Taking what I've learned from a teacher and creating my own school. It's time for me to handle my own business as a man and Mass Appeal supports the vision. I'm ready to share The Process and Get Low Records with the world and along with Mass Appeal, I'm excited to take the next steps in my career independently." (Statement)

The rapper hit up SOHH last year to discuss the concept behind Get Low Records.

"Roc-A-Fella for life," Bleek affirmed. "Even though Roc-A-Fella's in the blood, [Jay] gave me the opportunity to step out and make Get Low Records for my own company and really get all the proceeds, make all the money from my projects. And I don't think nobody right now, nobody's boss would let them do that in the position I'm in and still be on stage with them touring." (SOHH)

A release date for The Process has not yet been confirmed.

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