After raising eyebrows this week by reuniting in New York City for a special Cash Money Records BMI Awards tribute, company co-founder Birdman has announced plans to hook back up with Mannie Fresh for some new music.
Although brief with his words, Baby said fans could expect the one-time Big Tymers duo to reunite in the studio.
But Friday (August 23), during MTV’s All Access VMA live stream, Birdman announced to Sway that he’d had a change of heart. When asked whether they’d hit the studio together yet, Baby said, “Fresh been on the road but I’m looking forward to it in about another week. We gonna go to Miami and start getting to it.” (MTV)
The Cash Money boss also reflected on former labelmates like Juvenile and Turk coming through for the BMI Awards.
Birdman added that he’s confident the timeless Cash Money chemistry is still there. Talking about teaming up onstage with not just Mannie Fresh but Hot Boys members Lil Wayne and Juvenile at the BMI awards in New York City, he said, “I really couldn’t believe it was happening like that. But at the same time, when I look at it, the body of work we put in, that can’t never be replaced, it can’t be duplicated. I mean we worked hard from the start and we still go harder. I feel all that.” (MTV)
The Big Tymers, plus a slew of other notable Cash Money artists, came together for the tribute-based BMI Awards ceremony a few nights ago.
Past and present Cash Money Records stars reunited in celebration of label founders Brian “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams at this year’s Broadcast Music, Inc.’s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held in New York City’s Manhattan Center Thursday (Aug. 22). Ray J split hosting duties with BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and Vice President Catherine Brewton while Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Turk, Mack Maine and Mannie Fresh were all on hand to salute Birdman and Slim’s coveted BMI Icon honor, spotlighting their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” (BET)
The gathering became even more memorable when former Cash Money artists Juvenile, Turk and Mannie linked up for a Hot Boys tribute.
The duo was also treated to a star-studded music tribute featuring performances from DJ Khaled, Mystikal, Future, Curren$y, Ace Hood, Busta Rhymes and more. Each rapper did their interpretation of a Cash Money classic, leading up to a Hot Boys reunion set of “Bling Bling” performed by Juve, Fresh and Turk. (BET)