Production duo Cool & Dre have defended their decision to join forces and become the latest members of Baby‘s Cash Money Records.
Dre believes the power move symbolizes their growth as producers and provides an opportunity to build their profile.
“In 2011 it’s all about diversifying your talent and aggressively pursuing opportunities,” Andre “Dre” Lyon said in a statement. “It’s not about replacing legends and their accomplishments, it’s about creating a new legacy to inspire future young business men and women. Catch you at the Heat games, Wade let’s get it!” Cool & Dre experienced success with Cash Money in the past, having produced tracks for Lil Wayne, Birdman and Young Money. (All Hip Hop)
The duo publicly made their announcement via Twitter yesterday (August 4).
“just locked in with Cash Money officially. We always been fam and that wont ever stop, now we’re making power moves 2gether on the business.”
“look out for projects produced by Cool &Dre thru CashMoney imprint alongside records produced for the CMYM label roster. Stunna lets get it!”
“shout to every1 at Cash Money for helping to make this partenership a reality! freeweezy! I Am Not A Human on the way!” (Cool & Dre’s Twitter)
Last May, producer Sean Garrett told SOHH about nearing a deal with Cash Money.
“It’s very, very, very close man,” Sean told SOHH about inking a deal with Cash Money/Young Money. “You gotta understand, I already got money, Cash Money has much, much, much money. Young Money also has much, much money. Oh and ‘Free Weezy,’ you know what I’m saying? It’s just, we had to make sure that, well, there’s a lot that’s coming together there. And I really have a lot of respect and honor the way that system was built so we just had to make sure that everything was a go but from all aspects and you know, I’m excited. It’s gonna be tremendous but the ink is almost dry. [laughs]” (SOHH)
As of late, Cool & Dre have been working together on Game‘s upcoming R.E.D. Album.
Cool & Dre were busy in the studio with The Game Wednesday, June 23rd recording a hot new track titled “Good Girl, Bad GirL” at Encore Studios in Burbank, California. Cool & Dre have three songs on the album titled “THE R.E.D. Album.” The single will feature a verse by hip-hop recording star Drake. Queen Latifah stopped by to hang with the superstars while they were recording. (Press Release)
Check out a past Cool & Dre interview below: