Mannie Fresh & Juvenile are Working on an Album with Lil Wayne

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

During a new sit-down with AllHipHop’s Chuck Creekmur, Mannie Fresh and Juvenile revealed that they are currently in the process of a recording an entire album with Lil Wayne. They speak on the project as if it’s inevitable, so it looks like this partial Cash Money reunion is actually happening. A new album from these three would be the closest thing to a Hot Boys reunion that fans can hope for, at least until B.G. gets out of prison.

Coincidentally (or not?), Birdman posted a image of himself and Wayne to his Instagram account yesterday that strongly implies that they are still working through their personal and legal beefs:

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Combat Jack Explains The Lil Wayne vs. Cash Money Lawsuit

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Former entertainment attorney and industry veteran Reggie Osse, who you may know as Combat Jack, explains the particulars of Lil Wayne’s lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records. After studying the publicly available court documents related to the case, Jack explains how Wayne arrived at the $51 million amount he is seeking and the discrepancy over ownership of copyrights for Young Money artists such as Drake.

Previously: Lil Wayne, Cory Gunz, Gudda Gudda & Young Money – Next Up Cypher

Video: Master P Interview w/ The Breakfast Club

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Master P touches on family life, working with Lil Wayne while dodging Cash Money questions, coming back to music, other business ventures he’s invested in, his brother Silkk, his kids’ careers, No Limit, past deals he’s struck, C-Murder’s incarceration, drops gems on business acumen and a lot more.

Related: read our interview with Wendy Day where she talks about getting Master P & Birdman their historic label deals for No Limit & Cash Money here.

Previously: Master P on the Possibility of Signing Lil Wayne to No Limit

Lil Wayne Held Prisoner by Birdman & Cash Money

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Judging by a series of four tweets that just came from Lil Wayne’s Twitter account, Baby has him locked away in a basement somewhere and he refuses to let him drop Tha Carter V. I think we need to put together an extraction team.

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A Conversation with Wendy Day (Pt. 1)

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Words by Jimmy Ness

Wendy Day has been responsible for over a billon dollars in album sales, meaning she’s involved in shifting units comparable to Jay-Z and P-Diddy combined. But the 52-year-old isn’t a label shark profiting from manipulating artists into bad deals. She’s dedicated her life to building careers, sharing industry insight and negotiating fair contracts for rappers. In 1992, Wendy used her sizable life savings, stocks, Condo and BMW to fund non-profit organization Rap Coalition, a move that former Bad Boy accountant Bert Padell critiqued as “fucking crazy.” Day brokered some of the biggest deals in music history including Master P’s No Limit Records signing to Priority and Cash Money’s $30 million distribution deal with Universal, which allowed them to keep 85% of their royalties. The outspoken industry veteran held nothing back during our chat and has enough stories to fill several autobiographies. In part one of this interview, we discussed what 2pac planned for his next album, the time Freddie Foxx put a gun to Birdman’s head in public, 50 Cent crushing Young Buck, and a possible collaboration between Slick Rick and Kendrick Lamar.

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Defining the Visual Style of Southern Hip-Hop (Documentary)

Monday, October 6th, 2014

As teased last week, here’s Noisey’s full mini-documentary on legendary design house Pen And Pixel, the creative team behind some of the most memorable album covers of all time. Co-founder Shawn Brauch speaks on the very first design the company ever produced for a rapper, the creation of Juvenile’s 400 Degreez cover and the coining of the term “bling bling” during the creation of B.G.’s Chopper City In The Ghetto artwork, which is notable because Lil Wayne swears he invented that phrase. Brauch also details how 9/11 and the advent of illegal downloading eventually let to the demise of the business. Fascinating stuff.

Previously: Master P ft. Caddy Da Don & Travis Kr8ts – Bond Money

Video: Defining the Visual Style of Southern Hip-Hop (Trailer)

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Here’s a trailer for an upcoming documentary on Pen And Pixel, the Houston design studio famous for the over-the-top cover designs they did for No Limit and Cash Money during their 90s heyday.

Video: Birdman Says No Mannie Fresh Involvement with Big Tymers Reunion

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The other day, Lil Wayne hinted to MTV News that there might be a Big Tymers reunion project on the horizon that will include contributions from Drake. During their interview with Sway today on RapFix Live, Wayne and Birdman confirmed the project but, much to the chagrin of many Cash Money fans, announced that Mannie Fresh would not be contributing to the album. To which everybody expressed a collective, “Wait…what?” This reminds me of the time when Jimmy tried to kick Cam out of Dipset.

Previously: Lil Wayne & YMCMB on RapFix Live

Video: Turk’s First 72 Hours Out of Prison

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Picture Perfect Media offers a brief look at Turk’s first 72 hours back in the world. He speaks on his incaceration and attends his first studio session in over 9 years.

Spotted: TnT

Previously: Turk’s First Interview Since Release

Mack Maine & Baby Cover The Source

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The YM/CM bosses cover The Source’s “Power 30” Issue. They both attended an unveiling party in Atlanta on Friday that coincided with the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards taking place in ATL this weekend.

I guess it’s about time I break down and post this song they did with Tyga for their White Boyz mixtape:

Birdman & Mack Maine ft. Tyga – Every Summer (prod. The Olympicks)

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