“It’s kinda like doing a Jackson 5 album with Boyz II Men. Two different eras, great artists, but Boyz II Men is not the Jackson 5. I don’t bash Cash Money, Birdman, or none of them. It’s really on, I’m just striving on just getting what I deserve, you know, what I put in. Honestly I think Drake is a great artist, I think Wayne is a great artist, but they not the Big Tymers.”
I’m too old to be making dis songs. I’m too wise to be making shots at anybody, but my thing is I’m a business man at the end of it. You can call it whatever you want to call it, but you can’t call it a Big Tymers album.”
Kids, a face tattoo is not for everyone. Take Cash Money founder and CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams who has an assortment of ink, including two brand new ones, on his mug, for example. He is rich and can pretty much do as he pleases. You, are not. Birdman took to Instagram and revealed that “GTV” and “TRUKFIT” tattoos have been added to his already sizeable face tattoo collection. The GTV, which stands for his Grand Touring Vodka brands, sits above his left eye, while the TRUKFIT logo is on the lower portion of his left cheek.
A few weeks ago, the “What Happened To That Boy?” rapper got a new “Rich Gang” logo tattoo on the right side of his face, which coincides with his forthcoming compilation project titled, Rich Gang. While Lil Wayne was in the hospital, Birdman was adamant that it was working too hard, not a drug overdose, that landed his son in the ICU. Check out Birdman’s new ink, and some of his past work include those infamous 5 star tats on his noggin, in the gallery. Do you have (explain yourself) or would you get a face tattoo? Let us know in the comments.
Surprise, surprise; Cash Money Records is being sued. The record label is named in a $600,000 lawsuit over a Bow Wow song that illegally samples a song from 70′s group the Persuaders, allegedly.
The septuagenarian behind the lawsuit is Robert Poindexter from the 70s band The Persuaders. Poindexter claims Cash Money sampled his band’s song “Love Gonna Pack Up (and Walk Out)” and illegally lifted the tune in Bow Wow’s 2010 track “Still Ballin.” As for “Love Gonna Pack Up (and Walk Out)” — the song was recorded in 1972 and reached the top of the charts … and Poindexter says neither Cash Money nor Bow Wow ever obtained permission to sample it.
Reportedly Poindexter reached out to Bow Wow’s people first, only to be sent to Cash Money. However, Cash Money only referred him back to Bow Wow, so now he’s basically suing everybody. Poindexter has already sued Kanye West and 50 Cent for similar circumstances. That said, be weary if you’re a producer and trying to use a Persuaders sample. Also, pay up.
Drake gears up for the release of his new single, which has two rumored titles.
Drake is prepping the release of his new single, slated to impact on the night of the Grammy Awards (February 10th). According to Billboard, the Young Money rapper has titled the track either “The Start From the Bottom” or “Started From the Bottom.” The single will be the first from Drizzy’s untitled third album, reportedly releasing this year. Pictures of Drake on the set of a video shoot surfaced earlier this month, possibly for the track. Speaking on Grammy night, Cash Money Records co-CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams previously said, “This year we got something in store. We got a new record coming out this year. It’s just one of those nights that, after seeing each other together, that’ll be like the highlight of our night, the highlight of our life, the highlight of our year.” Drake previously released his sophomore album Take Care in November 2011. The project has sold 1.9 million copies to date and spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.