Less than 48 hours after Game announced signing to Cash Money Records, footage of the West Coast hip-hop heavyweight receiving an official YMCMB chain has surfaced.
According to reports, the footage stems from an on-stage ceremony last weekened.
Rapper The Game has been giving a public welcome to the Young Money/Cash Money gang by new label mate Tyga. The Compton rapper had signed with Cash Money after 8 years with Interscope. At Saturday night’s (October 12th) “How The West Was Won” concert in Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California, Tyga cemented the new signee’s status with some jewelry. During Game’s performance, Tyga made a surprise appearance to perform his song “Faded”. After his performance, Tyga presented the new signee with his very own Young Money/Cash Money chain straight off of his own neck. Game gets his first chain from a rap label eight years after throwing his G-Unit chain into the Meadowlands Arena crowd during his performance at Hot 97?s 2005 Summer Jam. (360 Nobs)
Young Money’s Tyga also jumped onto his Twitter page to welcome the rapper to his team.
“Last night shout out to @thegame #WelcometoCashMoney http://instagram.com/p/fawuLOKej2/,” Tyga tweeted October 13. (Tyga’s Twitter)
While not specific, Cash Money’s Birdman hinted at some East Coast signings and a film being on deck for YMCMB following the Game addition.
“S/O thagame sh*t to real whtup 5 west coast whts popin RICHGANG YMCMBusine$$ http://instagram.com/p/fZP_thiZ6h/,” Baby tweeted October 13.
“Sh*t just startin 2014 a Movie ahead of tha Game we just sign some Great NY.Rappers connectin tha dots Richgang YMCMB” (Birdman’s Twitter)
Late Saturday night, Game revealed his unexpected and new affiliation with the Cash Money crew.
Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne have a new labelmate. The Game has officially joined the YMCMB family as the label’s newest signee. Birdman made the announcement on Twitter. “S/O [email protected] Westcoast makit Official.RICHGANG.YMCMBusine$$,” tweeted the Cash Money CEO. The Game saluted his new team. “@BIRDMAN5STAR time to close the door on these niggas !!!! 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)
Check out the footage: