Last night our favorite and most infamous Hand Rubber, Baby Birdman Williams Tweeted to his followers and lurkers that his NEXT signing to the Cash Money/Young Money imprint is going to, in his oh so lovingly words, “Fuck Tha World Up.” With that Tweet, speculation soon followed….as it should.
Over the past several months, some might say Birdman’s signings have been either shocking, confusing and/or calculated. Now we all know Birdman ain’t no dummy. Staying completely relevant in a culture and climate that changes faster than Chris Brown’s mood swings, Mr. Williams knows a thing or two about this industry. However, I challenged that gesture when he brought Mystikal and Christina Milian on board. And also when Wayne and him toyed with the idea of signing Ashanti
There’s obviously something he knows that WE all don’t. But based on what we’ve seen from said artists in the past, let’s say five years, the two songbirds and former jail bird (Mystikal for you slow ones lol), I’m not extremely sure where and/or how those three could fit in with that crew. But, we’ve seen stranger things occur in this industry.
And then we have Busta Rhymes and Limp Bizkit. I call those the “History Lessons.” Bringing old blood into a young classroom. Could go both ways. Both are still somewhat relevant in their respective fields, but also could do without working for another “Boss.” Well at least Busta could. However, I digress. This is about what’s GOING to happen, not what’s already occurred.
Let’s get this out the way: It’s crowded over at Cash Money. We all know this. Birdman, Wayne, Nicki, Sherbert, Busta Tyga, Mack Maine, Bow Wow, Lil Twist, Lil Chuckie, Shanell, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Jay Sean and a couple others that are “pending.” Now if it we’re up to ME, and obviously it’s not, there would need to be some “cuts” in-house before anyone else is brought over occupy space at the Cash Money/YMCMB Mansion. I don’t say this with hate, I say it from a place of genuine respect for the current artists that reside on that roster. Whether you like this squad or not, they’re all artists who’ve sacrificed a great deal of THEIR life to do what they love. But again, Birdman must know something we don’t because he’s just signing away.
So since Birdman is letting go any of these “flourishing” artists, at least not publicly, I’ve pondered at least five artists that could possibly see a Cash Money/Young Money imprint on their CD release. Ready? Ok, here we go.