SOHH Whatcha Think: Would Cash Money Make Bank Off Signing Game? 3 Artists That Make A Better Fit [Click Here & Speak]
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 11:50PM
When did Cash Money become a rest haven for rappers? Not too long ago, Soulja Boy claimed that a deal was being worked for him to make the move from his current situation to the YMCMB imprint - a story that Baby quickly shut down via Twitter.
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Bow Wow signed to Cash Money Records in 2009, but sh*t ain't sweet: Although he had a song with Breezy that got mad spins ("Ain't Thinkin' About You") his debut album on CM is probably sitting on Baby's coffee table under a mound of kush, because it definitely hasn't hit record stores. So when I read a story about Game hoping to join Cash Money after his current situation is over, it raises an eyebrow or three. At this point, Cash Money is like the best barber in the barbershop, and Game is strolling in on a Friday with no appointment. There's gonna be a wait, bruh bruh. There are so many artists in line tryna get a cut, you may mess around, get impatient and end up lettin' Koch fade you up, real rap.
Mixtapes aside ("Purp and Patron" was excellent) Game has become better known for his tweets and beefs than music. Which brings us to our question of the day: Would Cash Money make bank off signing Game?
Signed or unsigned, here are three Freshmen from the Class of 2011 that may make a better investment for the CMR brand than Game:
With mixtapes and a few indie albums under his belt, the young scrapper has a decent following across the board. With the right push from Team CM, he could take his movement to the next level.
The little brother of Jojo Simmons got a little spit in him, yo. He's marketable, young and is right in line with the type of audience checking for the new Cash Money. Back in the day, it was bling bling and tales from the 'Nolia. In 2011? Not so much.
K.R.I.T. has a situation at Def Jam, but its easy to get lost in the shuffle over there. A deal with CM may have been fruitful: It'd once again give the company that Southern feel from which it came, while making it easier for K.R.I.T to land powerful features from those guys at Team Young Money. Hate it or love it, those cameos help move units.
SOHH Watcha Think - Would Game be the best thing to happen to Cash Money since "The Carter III" or are there better investments elsewhere?
Check out this recently released track by Game, titled "Uncle Otis"
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]