Cash Money Records and Lil Waynes offshoot imprint, Young Money Entertainment, are staging a virtual coup on the industry this fall.
In a recent interview with AllHipHop.com, Cash Moneys co-founder Bryan Baby Williams revealed the labels combined roster will release up to six albums between September and October of this year.
Leading off the assault will be Hip-Hops newest star, Drake, who officially joined the Young Money roster in late June.
Were putting out five albums, we gonna do a blow out, Bryan Baby Williams told AllHipHop.com. Drake album, my album, Young Money, Wayne album. We gon put em all out in one month, September going into October. G. Malone and 2 Pistol probably come out in between all of that.
In order to fit his fourth solo effort, Always Strapped, into the line up, Baby had to forgo his original August 11th release date.
I thought it would be something I wanted to do, just to get us all at the same time, he explained. And its just coincidence that all our songs popped off at the same time [since] some of them been out longer than others.
While he added that the final order of the releases was still pending, Baby was certain that Young Moneys compilation album will be released on the same day as Lil Waynes next solo effort.
What he did not specify, however, was whether the album in question would be the elusive Rebirth, which has been pushed back several times since Wayne announced the non-traditional, rock-influenced project.
Asked whether he is concerned that the Young Money movement, which boasts buzzworthy artists Mack Maine, Nicki Minaj and Jae Millz as part of the roster could take away from Cash Moneys legacy, Baby responded that it would be impossible. He views Waynes imprint as a continuation of the work he and brother Ronald Slim Williams started with Cash Money in 1991.
We one, he shared. Im so proud of my son and what he doing. We the machine behind the brand. I wanna see it big as possible. I want my son to do better than what I done. That was the plan. Thats why he took over. The bigger he is, the bigger we is. I wouldnt be a father, I wouldnt be a business partner, I dont even think Id be a man if wouldnt accept whatever goes on with my child.
Theres one more reason why Baby is grateful to the energy Wayne and his cohorts have brought back to the game. He credits his son and the artists around them for his continued longevity as an artist because they keep him feeling young.
My son makes it luxury for me, Baby added. I can do this till I [dont] feel like it. Im always moving to something else. Just cuz I do this dont mean I dont do that. I multi-task. But with me doing the rap thing, I do it cuz I love it. I love being on the road. But thats just one part of the hustle baby. We into everything. Its all about growing. For us to grow, Young Money gotta grow and everybody thats attached to us. We want to be the best that ever did it.
Check back next week for AllHipHop.coms full interview with Baby.