Malik Deshawn Cox, known by his stage name Memphis Bleek, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor who served as the hype man for fellow New York rapper Jay-Z. Cox started his own labels: Get Low Records in 1998, and Warehouse Music Group in 2016. He has released four albums, the first two certified Gold.
Memphis Bleek Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$200 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 23, 1978 (43 years old)|
|Profession:||Record producer, Actor, Rapper, Artist, Businessperson, Musician, Music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Malik Deshawn Cox was born on June 23rd of 1978 in New York City. Malik was raised in Marcy Projects, which is the same neighborhood that Jay-Z is from. In addition, Cox grew up alongside Sean Price, who is his cousin.
Memphis Bleek is a rapper and songwriter. Bleek is a record executive as well, and he has serves as the hype man for Jay-Z. He started his own labels: Get Low Records and Warehouse Music Group in 2016. His music has sold millions of copies, and they have all reached the top charts.
In 2014, Cox married his longtime girlfriend, Ashley Coombs. The ceremony was held in New Jersey, with Jay-Z in attendance. In 2018, Coombs and Cox welcomed their first child into the world.
Here are some of the best highlights of Memphis Bleek’s career:
- Coming of Age (Album, 1999)
- My Mind Right (Song, 2000)
- Do My (Song, 2000)
- Round Here (Song, 2003)
- Dear Summer (Song, 2005)
- Like That (Song, 2005)
In 2016, Memphis Bleek filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In his filing, he listed his total assets at $274,190. These assets included a residence in New Jersey, a Chevy Impala, clothing, and wedding rings. He pegged his liabilities at $384,804. Perhaps worst of all, Bleek also claimed to have zero dollars in his bank account and just $100 in cash to his name.
The bankruptcy filing also revealed that in 2016, Bleek was earning about $6,000 a month, of which $5,350 came directly from his business. His monthly expenses were also around $5,350 per month, which left him with about $500 each month after his bills were paid. Along with his unpaid mortgage and car payments, Memphis reportedly owed $9,000 to the IRS and $13,000 to the Monmouth County Superior Court.
Initially, Memphis Bleek was seen as a protege to Jay-Z, having been one of the first artists to sign with Roc-A-Fella Records (Jay-Z’s label). Bleek soon began appearing on Jay-Z albums, such as “Reasonable Doubt,” “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia,” and “The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse.” Thanks to this exposure, Memphis was able to release his debut album, “Coming of Age,” in 1999. The album peaked at number seven on the charts, selling almost 120,000 units within its first week.
Bleek went on to release three more albums, starting with “The Understanding.” This album achieved Gold status, as did “M.A.D.E” in 2003. He then took a three-year hiatus to care for his older brother, who had suffered severe injuries after a motorcycle accident. Upon his return, he released “543,” which features contributions from well-known artists such as Rihanna and Jay-Z. This album was well-received by critics.
Of all his singles, the one that performed the best in a commercial sense was “Is That Yo Chick.” This track featured Missy Elliott and Jay-Z, and it peaked at number seven on the charts. Over the years, Bleek has collaborated with numerous other artists, including DMX, Ja Rule, T.I., Trick Daddy, Beanie Sigel, Young Gunz, and many others.
In 2005, Memphis announced that he was working on another album called “The Process.” However, the album was not released. Eventually, Bleek signed to Mass Appeal Entertainment, leaving Roc-A-Fella Records. The split with Jay-Z was amicable, with the latter telling Bleek that he had the potential to start his own company and become more successful that way. In 2012, he released “KG Vol. 2” along with The Liberty Music Group. He then worked with The Liberty Music Group once again that year to release “The Movement.” In 2014, Bleek released a free mixtape entitled “The Movement 2.