West Coast rapper Game has provided some clarity on his relationship with Cash Money Records after appearing to announce a record deal with Baby and Slim William‘s growing empire this fall.
Despite the perception, Game said he has not officially signed to Cash Money.
“Right now, I’m just enjoying my free agency,” Game revealed in an interview. “I had talked to Birdman and we’re trying to figure out what it’s going to be, how it’s going to work. It definitely should work. I got a relationship with [Lil] Wayne, [Drake], Stunna, Slim, long relationship that goes back five, ten years. It’s just trying to figure out what’s best for Cash Money, what’s the best for Game at this point in his career. It’s pretty much family and that’s where I’m at, at this point. Of course nothing’s written in stone and that’s where I’m leaning.” (Civil TV)
Back in October, Game and Birdman appeared to confirm the Cash Money partnership.
Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne have a new labelmate. The Game has officially joined the YMCMB family as the label’s newest signee. Birdman made the announcement on Twitter. “S/O 2MY@thegame Westcoast makit Official.RICHGANG.YMCMBusine$$,” tweeted the Cash Money CEO. The Game saluted his new team. “@BIRDMAN5STAR time to close the door on these n*ggas !!!! R$CHGANG,” he responded. The Compton rapper, 33, was previously signed to Interscope Records, where he released five No. 1 albums including his 2005 debut The Documentary, which was released in conjunction with G-Unit Records. (Rap-Up)
Recently, Game said there was ample interest in how his next LP would be released.
“Recently, a free agent,” Game said in an interview. “I was signed to Interscope for my last five albums which, of course, are all platinum and I’ve been taking a lot of meetings and on a lot of conference calls about my next move and I just – I haven’t narrowed it down yet.” (“Larry King Now”)
In spring 2012, Birdman spoke on his close friend’s label status.
“Game is signed to Interscope–I don’t really know his situation. I don’t like to get into talks with other people who are signed to other labels because I wouldn’t want them n*ggas f*cking with nothing that’s mine. So I show respect to whoever they with I know that I told Game, if the time come I would love to sign Game. I think he’s a very talented artist. But right now he’s signed with Interscope, maybe he’s got another album. But when time comes, I’m gonna be there for him too.” (Complex)
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