News: Birdman Rolls Out Red Carpet For Lil Wayne, Young Money & Drake Releases
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 11:45AM
Cash Money Records co-owner Birdman has officially unveiled release dates for a series of upcoming in-house projects including albums from Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Money and Ace Hood.
If all goes accordingly, the first YMCMB release will be Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being II next month.
Young Money / Cash Money have the intentions of making 2013 a big one in terms of number of releases. The head honcho, Birdman posted a photo last night revealing some of the release dates for artists on the Cash Money label. We already know about Lil Wayne and Tyga's dates, but according to this poster, Ace Hood will release his next LP Trials & Tribulations on July 16th. Another interesting revelation is that the YMCMB compilation album, whose full title is Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle is due to arrive in stores on May 21. Whether these dates will hold is another matter. (HHNM)
Initial plans were for Young Money rapper Tyga's LP to land on store shelves around mid-March.
Tyga has pushed back the release date of his new album. 'Hotel California' was set for a March 19th release date but fans will now have to wait until April 9th, according to YoungMoneyHQ.com. The site also reports that the albums delay may have been the reason why 'For The Road', featuring Chris Brown, wasn't released last week. (Drop Out UK)
Last week, Young Money president Mack Maine said Drake's Nothing was the Same LP did not yet have a release date.
"Drake doesn't have a date yet. He just put out his first street single," Maine said in an interview. "I actually heard some of it, it's great. He's on the same pace as he always is, to drop a classic. He's like ten songs in, knowing him, that's only four songs. He's probably only going to keep six of them. He's a perfectionist. So be on the lookout for Drake." (Rap-Up)
Recently, Weezy F. Baby talked about the high-profile guest features he tagged along for his upcoming I Am Not A Human Being II project.
"I have a lot of guests on the album. That's what's unusual about the album. I'm usually a two or three feature-type guy. But this album, I have a lot of features because I have a lot of friends, a lot of people that wanted to help out. I just appreciate them all. And I have a lot of different production on it too. I got Juicy J, David Banner, Soulja Boy - and that's the production." (NOLA)