News: "We The New Cash Money, Bad Boy [Records]"
Monday, Oct 24, 2011 9:25AM
Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame may be eyeing down rap retirement in the months to come, but until then he is building up his Brick Squad camp by declaring it the new record label conglomerate.
Comparing it to modern day elite labels like Birdman's Cash Money Records and Diddy's Bad Boy Records, Flocka believes BSM is next on deck destined for greatness.
"IM A TURN MY CITY UP CLAYTON COUNTY / ATLANTA SHINE LIGHT ON THE REAL GROVE STREET AND ATLANTA N***** #MARKMYWORDS #BRICKSQUADMONOPLY," he tweeted October 23rd.
"WE THE NEW #CASHMONEY #BADBOY ETC. #SQUAD http://FACEBOOK.COM/TAMMYRIVERA MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT"
"Brick Squad Monopoly #thisTheLife" (Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter)
In 2009, Diddy said Bad Boy ultimately paved the way for huge urban labels like Death Row and Roc-A-Fella.
"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)
Dipset's Juelz Santana previously discussed the past record label powerhouses revealing his desire to reach their levels of success with his own Skull Gang crew.
"That was the whole plot," Santana said in an interview. "For everybody, for all of us to have, how can I put it? Roc-A-Fella, Bad Boy and Death Row, we all bosses in our own right. We got the swag, we got the energy. That's what I feel the whole idea of it is. To get us to the point where everybody's team is solidified and all the bosses are still comfortable with each other and we can all come to the table. Roc-A-Fella, Death Row and Bad Boy, imagine what the tour would have been like." (MTV News)
Waka recently revealed linking with former Death Row Records owner Suge Knight for help with his career.
"It's valid. It ain't no rumors. It's what it is," Waka said about working with the Death Row Records co-founder. "You gotta really start pulling in people in the game who know the game. Suge is not the only one. I'mma start snatching in the real ones. Suge helped me get a good movie deal. Now I need to get on the TV screen. Ain't nothing wrong with f*ckin' with some Gs. I f*ck with Master P too. They're just good for information homie. He's helping me oversee the company. I'm not trying to be 'Pac, I'm not trying to be Death Row. I'm Brick Squad Monopoly. My mother is still my manager. I ain't changing sh*t. It is what it is. But its like having [Michael] Jordan and Kobe [Bryant]. Why not play with both?" (XXL Mag)
Waka Flocka Flame recently dished out plans to retire by next year.
Check out some recent Waka Flocka Flame footage below: