News: Cash Money Records Signs Former Music Rival, "[It's The] First Song Deal I've Ever Had"
Friday, Mar 23, 2012 10:55AM
Former Cash Money Records nemesis Bangladesh has proven his issues with the music empire are long gone, revealing he recently signed his first-ever song deal with Birdman's company.
According to Bang, fans can continue to expect fresh Young Money/Cash Money tracks coming from him.
The powerhouse record label and Bangladesh have since straightened out their business, the producer revealed to MTV News. "We just did some nice business together. They just bought a whole bunch of tracks, that's about it," Bang said. "They gave me a song deal, basically, first song deal I ever had, so shouts out to Cash Money." Fans can now expect to hear more of the Atlanta beatmaker's pounding production on upcoming YMCMB releases. "Everybody respects each other, and real recognizes real. At the end of the day, the work is solid, so everybody wants to be in business with each other," he said. "Our issues, we resolved the issues, so it was time to move on past that and do other business. "I think it's really big," Bangladesh added. "It's a big step, because it went from negative to positive, so you could show people that you can always work things out." (MTV)
Prior to things getting ironed out, Bang said Cash Money had failed to fully compensate him for 2011's "6 Foot, 7 Foot" anthem.
In regards to "6 Foot, 7 Foot," Bangladesh claims to have waived the upfront fee that he usually charges artists, just so he could have the opportunity to work with Tunechi again. "It's not about the money, it's not about me charging him for the beat, because he is Lil Wayne; he's gonna sell albums," the producer said. "You only really charge people that you think is not gonna really sell too much, so you want to get your money off top. You might not get it on the back-end because albums don't sell no more." What he does know is that he can't continue to work with Cash Money until things get resolved. "Every time we come up with a solution, it never gets taken care of. I just can't keep really giving them music." (MTV)
Back in 2010, Bang aired out his frustrations with Cash Money over unpaid music.
"This is why Mannie Fresh don't f*ck with [Cash Money] because he never got any royalty money," he said in an interview. "That's why Baby can go around flaunting this cash, because that's everyone else's money... It's not even Wayne's fault. Wayne is not getting money. He is given money, he's not getting money. If Baby gets a million dollars he'll buy Wayne a Phantom, but that's in Cash Money's name. That 14-bedroom mansion isn't Wayne sh*t. That's why he have his own company, because he was trying to leave Cash Money and the only thing that would keep him there was [if they] gave him his own thing. But Baby still controls that. All those Young Money artists don't even know that they not getting royalty money." (VIBE)
On a lighter note, the producer previously talked to SOHH about "6 Foot, 7 Foot" and "A Milli" comparisons.
"I think the industry just talks like that," Bang told SOHH referencing "A Milli" and "6 Foot 7 Foot" comparisons. "You want to out-do your greatest. If his greatest was something else, 'It's better than this' or 'it's 10 times better than that.' You always want to out-do your greatest so 'A Milli' is the standard you want to reach. So you know, it's 'A Milli' on steroids. I think that's a great thing. You want to over achieve what you already did. [Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz] are both jamming. There's no favorite [or who's better]. Wayne's different than Cory Gunz and Cory Gunz is Cory Gunz. I don't really compare great rappers. Obviously one is bigger than the other, but they're on the same team so it be the media that's always trying to make the difference in the two. 'Who's better?' It's not really about that, they're both good. I would buy both albums [if the song was featured on both their LP's] for two different reasons. They're not the same. You can't compare what's not the same." (SOHH)
Check out a recent Bangladesh interview below: