Mannie Fresh Explains Healing Lil Wayne & Birdman's Conflict With "Hate" Collab
After a hostile $51 million feud that spanned the entirety of last year, Lil Wayne and Birdman were spotted at the same party on New Year's Eve. Then, they were both seen in the studio with Yo Gotti, and then, at the end of February, they were heard on the same track, "Hate," which also features Juvenile and is produced by Mannie Fresh -- the whole Hot Boys lineup, aside from B.G. and Turk.
Top Tracks: February 22 - February 28
Other than some resurfacing beefs (between Young Thug and The Game, and Rick Ross and Birdman, respectively) and the beginning of what is sure to be another drawn-out, highly-publicized Kanye West album rollout, it was a relatively quiet week, especially as far as full-length releases went.
Quiz: Which Cash Money Member Are You?
Remember, as recently as a few months ago, when we all were all speculating on the inevitable decline of Cash Money? Then, Wayne and Birdman partied together on New Year's, and earlier today, Mannie Fresh put out a collab between himself, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and even Baby, and damn, that 9th ward sound is alive and hot as ever.
Curren$y's Top 5 Mixtapes
New Orleans native Curren$y might be part cyborg. Either that or they’re putting something in the weed down there, because the man is prolific in a way that few other artist can achieve and still retain top quality.
Lil Wayne, Juvenile & Mannie Fresh Reportedly Working On Joint Album
We've recently caught a few posts on Instagram showing Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh in the studio, getting us excited for whatever it is they might be working on. As it turns out, that could very well be a joint project which includes another Cash Money OG: Juvenile.
#TBT: Birdman's Early Singles
Before all of the bad press, the head tattoos, and the kiss with Lil Wayne, Birdman was just Bryan Williams. Born in New Orleans in 1969, the rapper first made waves in the mainstream with Mannie Fresh as the duo Big Tymers.
6 Artists Who Cut Ties With Their (Former) Crews
In August, former Hustle Gang member Spodee ruffled more than a few feathers during his interview with DJ Smallz when he stated, "I have the potential to be bigger than Tip or if not, just as big." Grand Hustle chief T.I. didn't let this sit quietly, he took to Instagram to address Spodee’s claims of outgrowing the label and going against the Grand Hustle family.
In the world of southern hip-hop, there's only so many artists that have sold 10 million or more records. Juvenile is a part of that class. With eleven (solo) albums in total, Juvenile is also one of the more consistent MCs of the past 25 years.
Lil Wayne's "Lil Weezyana Fest" Will Stream Exclusively On Tidal
As soon as Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana fest was announced, it was speculated that the event would be streamed exclusively through Tidal, who premiered the rapper's FWA album. This hunch was called into question when Birdman filed a lawsuit against the streaming service, claiming they didn't have the rights to host the rapper's music. While the status of that suit is still unclear, it seems the legal battles haven't soured Wayne's relationship with Tidal, as they are going ahead with the stream of his upcoming Hot Boys reunion.
A Brief History Of Birdman Ripping People Off
Cash Money don Birdman was recently hit with a $200,000 lawsuit by producer DVLP, who claims he was never paid for his work on Lil Wayne's music and music by other Cash Money artists. Despite assurances of "I'm getting yu paid" and "I'm working with yu fam," Birdman never delivered the goods.
Lit At LIV: 5 Altercations At The Miami Club
South Beach, Miami. A popular partying destination for anyone with money to blow, rappers included. Situated inside the famous Fontainebleau Hotel, LIV has emerged as Miami's premiere club for the rich and famous. When celebrities get together, though, it's not always fun and games, even with the paparazzi looming outside.
Juvenile Shares His Thoughts On Birdman/Lil Wayne Situation
This past October, Juvenile returned to the label he was raised on by inking a deal with Cash Money. A few months later, the turmoil began between Lil Wayne and Birdman, and by extension, Young Money and Cash Money. Weezy has since sued Birdman for a hefty sum, and it doesn't seem like a resolution between the former partners will happen any time soon. Unfortunately, that means that quite a few artists on their roster are stuck in the middle.
Classic Rotation: Juvenile's "400 Degreez"
Juvenile’s 400 Degreez was released in 1998, 16 years ago today. Solely produced by Mannie Fresh, it was Juvenile’s third studio album and first album released on a major label. 400 Degreez was the follow up to the NOLA artist’s previous 1997 release, Solja Rags. Certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, this album is what solidified Cash Money Records as a force to be reckoned with and catapulted Juvenile on top as a mainstream contender.
Juvenile Signs With Cash Money Again
Juvenile has returned to the label he once called home. The veteran Lousiana, New Orleans rapper first signed to Cash Money back in 1997, when he released his second album Solja Rags. His history with Cash Money gets a bit confusing, but after releasing Juve The Great in 2003 he left the label. He eventually signed to Atlantic in 2005.
Full Album Stream For Juvenile's "The Fundamentals"
Although you may not be aware, Juvenile dropped a new album yesterday via Rap-A-Lot Records. The Fundamentals features "Livewire" which we heard last week, as well as his single "Pay The Rent" with Yo Gotti and Jeezy.
Former Cash Money Rapper Stone Passes Away In Louisiana Prison
Former Cash Money signee, Stone has passed away in a prison in Louisiana. The rapper, who was a part of Cash Money Degreez, as well as the duo D-Boyz has reportedly died of natural causes.