Baby has taken charge of Young Money, helping them keep their stronghold on the rap music game until Weezy returns from temporary leave. The Cash Money general has plenty of experience running a family business but he says Wayne’s absence has left a void felt by the whole crew.
“It’s a big difference now without [Lil Wayne] but we doing what we gotta do. He’ll be home in a minute,” Baby told VIBE Saturday (May 1). “You can’t ever replace him. We do as much as we can without him and we just waiting for him to come home.”
Baby was spotted at New Jersey’s Bamboozle Music Festival over the weekend supporting Drake who performed for screaming fans. He says the Toronto native’s debut Thank Me Later, scheduled for June 15, will not disappoint.
“You always gotta say big things [are coming from Young Money],” Birdman said from the festival. “All our releases this year⎯I think Drake’s album is one of the biggest excitements of the year. I think Nicki Minaj’s album is a big excitement of the year.”
Despite the moves Young Mula is making for music domination, Baby says there’s room for other crews to be successful too.
“You know, Dipset came up the same time as us. Cam, Jimmy, that’s my family,” Baby says about Jim Jones and Cam’ron‘s recent reunion. “For them to be together, that’s what it do, that’s what’s up. We making music and unity [and] that’s what I’m about.”
Baby is also all about Weezy and the day they can stunt together again.
“I would probably be one of the happiest men on Earth the day that my son comes home,” Baby says. “That’s the biggest excitement for all of us as Young Money/Cash Money and as our families is the day Wayne come home.” ⎯Starrene Rhett