News: Diddy On Lil Wayne's Young Money, "[He's] Doing The New Generation Of Bad Boy"
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009 10:35AM
Diddy recently spoke on the emergence of Lil Wayne's Young Money roster, which includes Drake and Nicki Minaj, and explained why the label's rise is reminiscent of Bad Boy Entertainment's dominance in the early 1990's.
According to Puff, Weezy has the talent to become an iconic rap mogul in front of the microphone and in the office.
"I nod my head to Wayne, I tip my hat to him," Diddy said in an interview. "I told him at the BET Awards. I said, 'You doing the new generation of Bad Boy. You're doing what we did back in '94. That's really creating a movement.' I tip my hat to him, but now I gotta watch him because he's competition. But he's doing his thing. He's gone from artist to label mogul, so you have to give him his respect." (MTV)
Speaking at the Core DJ's conference in Atlanta last April, Diddy stressed Bad Boy's relevance.
"Bad Boy is important," he explained in a video. "We have not sold out and all this stuff, we trying to do these types of records over here and those, we make Bad Boy records. And that's preserving your brand, and the thing that's bigger than Bad Boy is we are the last label standing. No disrespect to the other labels, but there is no Roc-A-Fella. There is no Ruff Ryders, there is no Death Row. So if this label doesn't make it, this is the last of the labels and that means nobody else can come out with a label. Then it just turns into production deals." (YouTube)
Weezy recently spoke with DJ Drama about handling the multiple personalities on Young Money.
"[Young Money], we don't even have an album out," Wayne said about being appreciative of their buzz. "I just wanna say we respect everybody and we love everything everyone has done for us already. Love is the respect we get. Every time we step out and every time we do anything, we get mad support. I love 'em for that but I want 'em to know that we will, we will deliver." (Rap Radar)
Wayne recently had to part ways with former Young Money artist, Omarion.
Omarion will be releasing the new album via his label imprint, Starworld Entertainment, through EMI Label Services. The multi-platinum superstar will release his anticipated third studio album, Ollusion, on November 24th. Throughout each record on the forthcoming release, Omarion showcases his growth as an artist and entertainer. The triple threat known for his vocal, dancing and acting abilities, penned and co-produced all of the songs on Ollusion. Producers who collaborated on the album include Tank, King, Detail and 253, among others; along with guest appearances by Gucci Mane and Fabolous. (PR Newswire)
Check out a recent Lil Wayne & Young Money performance below: