(AllHipHop News) Cash Money Records CEO Brian "Birdman" Williams explained his motives behind signing hip-hop star Busta Rhymes to the label
According to Birdman, signing Busta Rhymes was a logical choice, given his consistent popularity in hip-hop since he debuted in 1991 as a member of seminal hip-hop group Leaders of the New School.
“Busta Rhymes is the perfect addition to the YMCMB team. He is one of the strongest artists in the game and one of best lyricists in the history of hip-hop,” Bryan “Birdman” Williams told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “He is a hard worker, knows his sound and together we are going to be making hit records for years to come."
While some fans of Busta Rhymes may have questioned his signing to the record label, the rapper explained that their business relationship had been developing over the past few years.
Busta Rhymes was featured on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III and Tha Carter IV, while Lil Wayne appeared on Busta's 2009 album Back On My B.S.
Busta was also featured on the hit track "Look At Me Now" featuring Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.
Busta is currently working on his cash money debut at The Hit Factory in Miami, Platinum Studios in New York and a mobile studio.
"Birdman and I have worked together for over a decade. We’ve hustled hard and grown from friends to bosses and business partners. Our recent work together speaks for itself and this partnership shows people the strength of a unified force,” added Busta Rhymes. “I’m going to bring my best to the table, make this move truly gel and rewrite history.”
Busta Rhymes is featured on two new singles, “Turnt Up” by Lil Twist and “Why Stop Now” featuring Chris Brown.
“Cash Money is looking forward to giving the fans the best music of Busta’s career,” Birdman said.
Busta Rhymes' Cash Money Records debut is due in stores in 2012.