Who is Memphis Bleek’s Artist From Barbados?
Memphis Bleek, the rapper most known for being in Jay Z’s “will somewhere”, was on The Breakfast Club this morning. In the early stages of the eye-opening interview, he let it be known that he was working with a number of artists – including one from Barbados.
Obviously this intrigued me. In a true bajan sense, it had me wondering, who’s dah? So I put on my detective cap, and prepared myself for a number of Google searches… then I just went to Bleek’s Instagram like a normal person. Lo’ and behold, in a series of videos from last month, strumming away at his guitar was the artist he was making mention to: Shane Free.
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Who knows how far back this relationship started, but it’s good to see that Free – best known for “West Indies“, and who released an Ep last year called Moving Forward – is getting a fresh opportunity with his career by working with Bleek’s Warehouse Music Group imprint. We wish him the best and I can’t wait to hear what this can produce.
Sidebar: Rihanna made her first video appearance in Memphis Bleek’s video for “Like That (featuring Swizz Beats)” (below at the 1:53 mark) and made her first guest feature on he record “The One” – which was featured on her first ever mixtape.
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