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Mass Appeal Entertainment to release Memphis Bleek’s “The Process”!



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Memphis Bleek to release highly anticipated 5th album titled “The Process” November 24, 2009
Executive Produced by Jay Z
Artist announces deal with independent label Mass Appeal Entertainment

New York, N.Y. New York based recording artist and Jay Z’s protégé Memphis Bleek is scheduled to release his 5th 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.

Memphis Bleek talked about the new album and said, “The Process” has been exactly that; a process. 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”. Bleek is looking to expand on what might be expected from him musically and take his lyrical skills to the next level. With the first-rate production team behind “The Process,” along with Bleek’s known conscious, confident, harsh, metaphorical lyrics this album will keep his fan base and hip-hop enthusiasts thrilled. Meanwhile a new group of listeners are sure to find this album to be one of the best of 2009. Mass Appeal Entertainment’s CEO Marcus Siskind says, “We’re excited to be in business with Bleek and to take part in the next stage of his career. Bleek has established himself as a successful brand in Hiphop, and now has the opportunity to expand Independently to release new music to his fans”.

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About Memphis Bleek
Memphis Bleek was one of the first artists signed to “Roc-A-Fella Records” as protégé to long time friend, Jay Z. He was featured on Jay Z albums “Reasonable Doubt”, “In My Lifetime Vol. 1”, “Hard Knock Life”, and “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia”. Bleek’s first official appearance was “Coming of Age” from Reasonable Doubt. After the huge success of the multi-platinum “Hard Knock Life” album and exposure of the Roc-A-Fella camp, the label released Memphis Bleek’s debut album, “Coming of Age”. The album charted as Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard 200, peaking at #7 with 118,000 units sold in its first week.

Memphis Bleek released 3 more albums since his debut, “The Understanding”, “M.A.D.E.” (which sold 150,000 copies in its first week), and “534” (which was named after the building number where Bleek and Jay Z grew up in the Marcy Projects) but his highest charting single was “Is That Yo Chick”, featuring Missy Elliott and Jay Z, which peaked at #7 on the Hot Rap Singles Billboard Chart before entering the Hot 100. The single “It’s Alright”, appeared on the “Hard Knock Life” album by Jay Z, peaking at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has had countless collaborations with fellow hip-hop artists such as DMX, Ja Rule, T.I., and Trick Daddy and other Roc-A-Fella artists, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Cam’ron, Amil, Young Gunz, and of course Jay Z.

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About Mass Appeal Entertainment
Mass Appeal Entertainment is owned and operated by Producer/CEO Marcus “DL” Siskind (Backstreet Boys, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, etc…). Mass Appeal Entertainment is a Boston, MA based company with a multitude of artists from various musical genres. Previous releases include Young Buck’s “T.I.P.”, “Save The Last Dance 2 Soundtrack” featuring Ne-Yo, Rihanna, T-Pain, and more, “Eye Legacy” from Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Lisa Lisa’s “Life ‘n Love”, and others. In June 2008, Mass Appeal Entertainment entered into an exclusive, multi-year venture with E1 (Formerly KOCH) Entertainment. E1 Entertainment has the largest number of billboard-charting titles in the independent sector, and is the leading and fastest growing independent music company in the United States.

Mass Appeal Entertainment also has divisions in Publishing and Production, including Mass Appeal Music Publishing. The Production entity has a full staff of producers and writers, creating music and songs for a variety of Major and Independent Artists, Films, TV, and Commercials. Mass Appeal Entertainment also has a division in Recording. Blue Jay Recording in Carlisle, MA is a world class recording studio (www.bluejaystudio.com).

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Hey!! Because I am blessed with the honor of popping the cherry of the Mass Appeal Entertainment (Dre Robinson, Ryan Toby, Lisa Lisa, Suzanna Lubrano, Javier, and a forthcoming Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes Album) blogging discourse, I figured it would be appropriate to write a first post about the kinds of visual and audio pleasure that will be passing through your consciousness as you navigate this live body of cyber journalism.

You will be browsing through very loose and free-flowing blurbs on whatever is on the minds of the vibrant members of Mass Appeal Entertainment community. Read about how our interns feel about our newest artists, albums and promotional events. Find out about cutting edge projects brewing within the label, and how we’re devising the best ways to connect you, the reader, with our music. You will come across anything from a narrative about something ludicrous that occurred during our workday, to a rant about the doomed music industry, to a vociferous shout-out to a super-fly, new hip-hop talent.

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