Birdman and the business practices of Cash Money Records have been a revolving topic of debate all year as Lil Wayne demands $51 million dollars from the team he help build and establish. Always willing to hold the ship steady since he became part of the Cash Money family in 1995 although he was a role player upon arriving. Despite a decorated history of platinum plaques and an active roster which proudly boast Drake and Nicki Minaj, the label has been a spotty track in terms of paying their bills. Multiple producers including Nappy Boy’s Young Frye claim they have yet to receive proper royalties for their profitable efforts on Cash Money projects.
Rick Ross took direct aim at New Orleans’ number one stunna in his “Idols Become Rivals” track where he comes to the defense of “lil bruh and them” he condemned then actions of his one time idol for his handling of funds for Lil Wayne, Adding that he hopes Mannie Fresh will “see the light” before calmly asking,”Last request, can all producers please get paid?”
Prior to Lil Wayne and the full development of the Hot Boyz, Cash Money was a grassroots New Orleans operations. Starting from the bottom, they sold their earliest albums from the trunks if cars. One thing for sure, Birdman has managed to firmly cement Cash Money Records into hip-hop history.
Upon closely examining Cash Money’s rich history we stumbled upon an early 1993 album titled “I Need A Bag of Dope” from the hand-rubbing boss. Released two years prior to Lil Wayne, back then Birdman was known by the monicker “B-32”(Baby with the 32 golds).
Many loyal Cash Money fans may already know this, But on a track which shares the same name as the album, B-32 makes some highly questionable remarks. Take a close listen for yourself. Could this be the explanation for the unpaid wages?