I hate that it took Meek Mill’s foolish tweets to get me back blogging. But this whole foolish beef between him and @drake has put a spark back in the game of social media. So, for the longest all we had to look forward to was the reality show tweets, new albums, boyfriend/girlfriend drama, NBA finals, lame award shows, “break babies” and all the other b.s that floods Twitter and Instagram daily.
What’s the deal with Young Money Ent.? They are kind of all over the place. True enough they are signing some talented MC’s, but what do they plan on doing with them? Record companies use to be like cliques consisting of best friends, cousins, homeboys, childhood friends. Some of them couldn’t even rap, but all of them belonged there. When Young Money signed Omarion this summer, I wondered where were they going with this one. How did he fit in? (Does 50 Cent and The Game ring a bell?) When I think of an artist starting their own label I think of Roc-A-Fella, No Limit, Ruff Ryders, G-Unit, and Derrty Ent. They are loyal to each other ‘cuz they got some sort of bond between them. They know what makes each other tick and what pisses each other off. You can’t bring a dude off the streets and expect him to automatically click with dudes that’s been knowing each other for years. Rumors are floating around on Twitter that Omarion leaked a song and it cost him his spot on Young Money’s roster.
Bow Wow announced via his Twitter (@bowwow614) that he has signed to Cash Money Records. First of all I thought Bow Wow said he was retired. His last CD, New Jack City II, I think went double wood on the charts. Ever since he announced his signing with Cash Money, Bow Wow has been shouting CMR (Cash Money Records) and YM (Young Money), Lil’ Wayne’s record label. Well, some of the Young Money artists (Tyga, Jae Millz) must not have been aware of Bow Wow’s new home, because when they heard, they made sure to let all of their twiggas on Twitter know that Bow Wow is signed to Cash Money not Young Money. Bow made sure to reiterate that it was still the same family. How will Bow Wow’s style and swagger mesh with the rest of Cash Money/Young Money? After all they recently signed hip-hop’s savior, Drake. Will he fit in? One things for sure they also just signed Bow Wow’s homie Omarion. Now if only they can sign Pretty Ricky they’ll have their very own ‘Scream Tour’.
How do you forget the words to your own song? Bryan “Baby” Williams, one-half founding member of Cash Money Records, needs to sit his old a%s down. The Young Money Ent. performance at the EBT……(my bad) B.E.T. Awards was bad enough cuz’ of preteen girls dancing onstage to their hit ‘I Wish I Could F$@K Every Girl in the World’, but when Baby brought his 1998 ‘Ball Til You Fall’ mentality on stage, it was a wrap for me. He is obviously no match for Lil’ Wayne’s lyrical ability. His lyrics never rhyme and there’s a guarantee you’ll hear these words in his rhymes: ‘like father like son’, ‘ball ‘til you fall’, ‘uptown stunter’, ‘I thought you knew’, ‘paper plates’, ‘already’, ‘sittin on’. The label is called ‘Young Money Entertainment’ for a reason. Baby you don’t fit anywhere in this equation. So please fall back. And Drake, you are the most talked about rapper since 50 Cent. Everybody is waiting on your debut cd to drop. You closed the B.E.T. Awards Show without even having a record deal. Just on the strength of your mixtape. A word of advice….Image is everything in hip-hop. You performing that garbage with Young Money brought your stock down a tad. You are our only hip-hop savior. Please don’t ruin your chance before you even come out the gate. Make better choices in the future.
Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams