Cash Money Records boss Birdman has stepped forward to clear the air on why Young Money protégé Drake is missing from the new YMCMB compilation album, Rich Gang.
According to Birdman, complications with Drake schedule and his decision to save Drizzy’s pre-recorded tracks for another project resulted in the album no-show.
“Drake was recording out the country,” Baby revealed. “I got songs, ’cause we doing the Big Tymers album, so I just said, ‘We’re gonna do our Big Tymers things.’ I think it’ll be even more special ’cause the question you asking is what a lot of people are going to ask. [Chris Brown?] Nah, nah, nah, I ain’t got nothing to do with the Chris Brown and Drake thing, I don’t know nothing about that. Drake’s blood. That’s my family, that’s my love and we rock with Chris, but I don’t know nothing about their differences but Drake was recording his album at the time and we started working on the Big Tymers album and me and Wayne said we’d wait and drop it with the Big Tymers record comes in September, October.” (RapFix)
Despite Drake’s absence, the retail project is slated to land on the music sales chart next week.
Hollywood’s Selena Gomez will have her very first #1 debut on next week’s chart. That should entitle her to a cake or something, right? Here are this week’s key debuts: Selena Gomez (Hollywood) 95-105k Marc Anthony (Sony Music Latin) 30-35k Rich Gang (Cash Money/Republic) 18-21k (HITS Daily Double)
The new album features hip-hop heavyweights like French Montana, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and more.
Rich Gang Tracklisting 1. “R.G.” feat. Mystikal 2. “Million Dollar” feat. Detail and Future 3. “Tapout” feat. Lil Wayne, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine, and Future 4. “We Been On” feat. R. Kelly, Birdman, and Lil Wayne 5. “Dreams Come True” feat. Yo Gotti, Birdman, Mack Maine, and Ace Hood 6. “50 Plates” feat. Rick Ross 7. “Bigger Than Life” feat. Chris Brown, Tyga, Birdman, and Lil Wayne 8. “100 Favors” feat. Detail, Birdman, and Kendrick Lamar 9. “Everyday” feat. Cory Gunz, Birdman, Busta Rhymes, and Mystikal 10. “Burn The House” feat. Detail 11. “Panties To The Side” feat. French Montana, Bow Wow, Tyga, and Gudda Gudda 12. “Angel” feat. Birdman, Lil Wayne, Mystikal, Ace Hood, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, and Mack Maine 13. “Sunshine” feat. Limp Bizkit, Flo Rida, Birdman, and Caskey Deluxe Edition 14. “Paint Tha Town” feat. The Game, Birdman, and Lil Wayne 15. “Have It Your Way” feat. T.I., Birdman, and Lil Wayne 16. “Fly Rich” feat. Stevie J, Future, Tyga, Meek Mill, and Mystikal (Rich Gang)
The project’s flashy cover art landed online last month along with news of its June 25th release being pushed back.
Birdman, is returning to the game today with a some news regarding his upcoming Rich Gang album. The New Orleans wordsmith let loose of the projects cover art, which is honestly nothing too wild and exciting. Though the album is sure to be something rather amazing, based soley on hearing “Tapout”. The album drops on July 23rd, so make sure you mark your calendars. (Stupid Dope)
Check out Birdman’s interview: