News: Birdman Thinks Bigger Than Cash Money Millionaires, "Michael Jackson Was A Billionaire, That's My Goal" [Video]
Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 9:44PM
Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams recently spoke on his goals for his record label, release dates for Drake and Lil Wayne's projects and confirmed reports of his own solo project dropping later this year.
In addition to speaking on Cash Money, Baby also stressed the lessons he learned and inspiration he gained from the late iconic singer, Michael Jackson.
"I have my new album which is called Priceless coming in November, really first we got Drake [So Far Gone re-release] album coming out September 15th," Baby said in an interview. "We have my album, we have the Young Money [compilation] album, we have Wayne album, we have Jay Sean album, G. Malone coming out. All this coming out third and fourth quarter so you know, we just been getting it together and loading it up...I think music goes with movies -- I think with music, there's so much more we got to do. I like what Michael Jackson did, Michael Jackson was a billionaire, that's my goal. That's our goal as a company, to be a billionaire. That's a lot of hard work...We just signed Bow Wow, he's on Cash Money now. That's official. To me, I'm just trying to build something, like the Lakers. Do it every year, repeat." (KS 1075)
Early reports showed Birdman and Weezy's upcoming projects dropping early next year.
In other Young Money/Cash Money news, Birdman and Wayne are also expected to release their solo albums during the first quarter of 2010. Still riding high off the success to their megahit, ?Every Girl?, Young Money will be in New York next week shooting the video for their second single, ?Girl You Know?, found on the Young Money compilation album which is set to be released the same date as Lil? Wayne ?s ?Rebirth? LP. (Karen Civil)
Bow Wow announced his signing with Cash Money earlier this month via Twitter and later explained why he joined forces with Birdman in a blog entry.
"To the naysayers, I hope that you give me the opportunity to earn your respect," he wrote Tuesday (August 18) night. "I know that over the years I've put many of my faults on display which I make no excuses for. I'm young and I've made mistakes and I will make more. No different than any other 22 year old, I still have some growing up to do...To anyone who's confused or says I don't belong in Cash Money. Let me remind you that I've been down with Baby, Slim, Wayne and the whole Cash Money family from the beginning. 10 years ago when we really were 'Lil' me and Wayne did a song for the Hardball movie soundtrack. Baby was influential in my third album. Last year, Wayne and I spent 2 months together in New Orleans filming Hurricane Season. So please don't be misinformed and think I'm just jumpin' on 'what's hot' or trying to ride others success. This has been my extended family for more than a decade." (Global Grind)
Wayne's Young Money artist Shanell aka SNL also hit up SOHH last week to confirm Bow Weezy's move to the Cash Money family days prior to the departure of Omarion.
"I don't know, everything happens so quick," Shanell said about Omarion's departure. "Everything happens so quick but I've always been a fan of Omarion. So whether he's with us or not with us, I hope the best for his career. I haven't been able to work with him yet...[With Bow Wow,] that's the homie. That's the homie. We've worked together before. He's actually with Cash Money. It's a whole family but it's two separate situations. It's Cash Money and Young Money." (SOHH)
A confirmed release date for Lil Wayne's Rebirth has not yet been announced.
Check out Baby's interview below: