Birdman Hopes To Release 16 Albums On Cash Money In 2012

Birdman explains that he wants to cross genre lines.

Birdman has high hopes for 2012. During an interview with XXLMag.com, the Cash Money Records CEO revealed that he’s looking to release 16 albums of different genres on YMCMB this year, including full-length LPs from Nicki Minaj, Bow Wow, Lil Twist and Limp Bizkit.

“I think bringing Fred and Limp Bizkit to the team gives us a different look,” he said. “We dominate rap, but we’re also trying to grow in different areas; Pop, rock, gospel, country.”

Baby emphasized his vision to expand Cash Money beyond Hip Hop boundaries. He recently revealed plans to for Limp Bizkit on the imprint, a move that puts them in rock territory.

“We’re a brand and we don’t want to be categorized as one type of brand,” he said. “I think we’re a machine and we activate and were active as a machine. I thought this Limp Bizkit move would be big for us as a brand and a machine.”

RELATED: Birdman Explains Signing Limp Bizkit To Cash Money

75 Comments

  • ETK

    yeah, this is fuckin' sad. laughable enough that they think they dominate rap, but they want a shot at GOSPEL!? and COUNTRY!? is nicki gonna be shakin her booty with a cowboy hat on a mechanical horse? while lil wayne shells out Rebirth 5, Busta Rhymes collabos with Lady Gaga and Drake's gonna put on a female choir dress and sing "amazing grace" I weep for the future. these motherfuckers' heads are gettin too big cause they're sitting on all that money

  • captaincy

    Oakland rapper Captaincy.. you can hear music at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/amazing-grace-produced-by/id506001129 , reverbnation.com/captaincy, facebook.com/capnmusic feedback appreciated

  • DutchWeazel

    ''We dominate rap'' Here it is, the sad state of commercial Hip Hop

  • Anonymous

    They gon suk...rushed albums

  • jr88

    their is gonna be a shit load of weed plates in mass production...lol

  • gyth

    Think about it people, no one in corporate america besides a record label will do business with this clown, his whole appearance is a black cloud..

  • mased

    wow cant wait....fuck off bird trash

  • DAGNRL

    GOSPEL? THE FUCK OUT HERE BIRDMAN GO KISS YESSIR IN THE MOUTH OR SOMETHING,

  • Guess What

    Please all this homo is gonna do is steal their money,, get them hooked on drugs & molest them. Did anybody notice he didn't mention Jae Millz after 5 yrs of sitting on the gay label. More trash they are trying to shove down everybody's throat.

  • Anonymous

    We don't wanna listen to wack music, all YMCMB songs is trash, FUCK YMCMB

  • iamhiphop

    "Birdman Hopes To Release 16 Weed Plates On Cash Money In 2012" That's a more appropriate title for this article. Besides, what respected country or gospel artist would sign to Cash Money?

  • Anonymous

    16 trash albums? Fuck you you dumb ass nigga! We dont want to hear your week ass music no more, so take you money backed music and shove it bitch

  • Anonymous

    You know, i dont think rock fans would like Cash Money spillin over into their genre. Im excited to see how this expansion plays out over the years because this shit is ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    16 tax write offs. smart...

  • Anonymous

    i know you wouldn't say nuthin like dat

  • MC Ren

    I dont understand how baby can be this mogul... and yet after all these years he still cant put together a proper sentence..I think were a machine and we activate and were active as a machine."... I think if he just said we are active like a machine, he might actually sound like he finished 3d grade... i seen special ed students talk more proper than this guy.

  • haha

    and the funny thing is that unless 3 of those 16 albums belong to Nicki, Wayne, or Drake, then they're not going to sell for shit. YMCM, a label with 80 artists, but only 3 of them can actually sell.

  • getittogether

    what u haters still havent figured out is, it doesn't matter how bad your taste is they have only got better. kill yourself

  • YESSIR

    HEY YMCMB KILL CRTICS SAID TAKE CARE WAS ON OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR BUT WHO CARES ABOUT CRTICS CHECK THE SALES JAY Z SAID "MEN LIE WOMEN LIE NUMBERS DONT"

  • Anonymous

    tyga is the first of many flops

  • Anonymous

    What Gospel singer would want to be on a label called Cash Money?

    • Anonymous

      A gospel singer who will be more interested in singing the praises of the good book and not what you think of a Cash Money name for a label.

  • AP

    Folks if this happens, your looking at the modern day plague.

  • So Icy Boi!

    da 16 best sellin albums of da year. YMCMB swag #LIMPBIZKIT

    • YM KILLA

      ^^^BITCH CRITICS ARE ON POINT WHEN RATING HIP HOP ALBUMS U MAD BECAUSE IT EXPOSES ALOT OF YMCMB TRASH THAT IS RELEASED ALSO WHY U QUOTING MILEY CYRUS YOUR A UNDERCOVER FAG

    • Back Pack Hip Hop Killer

      Critics don't know what the fukk they talking about. If you go by what critics say you should be looking for that next Miley Cyrus album faggott.

    • YM KILLA

      U MEAN DA 16 WORST CRITIC RATED ALBUMS ymcmb SWWW...FAG!!!

  • haterrr

    niggas on this site need to stfu with the hating,, #REAL TALK

  • YM KILLA

    OUT OF ALL 16 ALBUMS I WILL LIKE 0 OF THEM

    • LMFAO

      Yet your bitchass was so curious as to what Birdman is doing that u visited his article, LOL U male groupies never seem to amaze me they follow YM's every move just to keep their name in there mouth all day long.

  • Pat225

    Y'all can't hate on YMCMB but since Tha Carter they bn running the game, some people are just mad cause rap ain't the same as the 90's. The 90's wasn't nothing but gangsta rap and that shit is old and boring. This generation is based more off the music than how gangsta u are, people jus wanna here music that's fun, and music u can relate to

  • pooop

    that means 16 push backs for ymcmb

  • comments_ninja

    Simple math. Which is more lucrative; album sales or publishing. Today artists are hip to the publishing game so the labels can't get over with that in the long run. Maybe that is why the popcorn fly by night acts are more prevalent today. It's pimping 101; nobody wants an old hoe (artist). Real pimps want hoes that everybody wants to fuck - they know the money will come. Not them old tired hoes who want more money for less work. Much worse your seasoned bottom bitch (older artist)can monkey-wrench your game and up your young hoes (artists) on game or even cut a deal and introduce them to a new pimp (label).

  • jg

    this is getting ridiculous. What makes Baby think any Gospel artist would sign to a label called "Cash Money". He thinks he can actually rides Drake, Weezy and Nicki's success into these other nobody artists. Even if Bow Wow comes with a quality LP he won't sell big numbers. And Nicki has completely sold out and is on her way out.

  • iamhiphop

    Half of these albums won't even be released and all of them, except Wayne and Nicki will flop.

  • kyle

    your a big bald fag go fuck lil wayne on a bed covered in 100's

  • YESSIR

    I WILL TELL U RIGHT NOW 16 ALUMS AINT GOING TO HAPPEN. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A HIT FOR YOUR ALBUM TO COME OUT. THE ONLY NIGGAS THAT WERE ALLOWED TO PUT OUT A ALBUM WITH OUT HITS WAS GLASSES MALONE AND MACK 10 AND I AINT EVEN GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE POLITICS BEHIND THOSE TWO EVEN BEING ON THE LABEL. BUT SOMETIME BIRDMAN GOT TO DO SHIT FOR OTHER REASONS THAT BEING SAID THE YMCMB MOVEMENT WILL CONTINUE IN FULL EFFECT THIS YEAR GO GET THAT TYGA CARELESS WORLD 13 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG

  • Anonymous

    what a fuckin puppet. This nigga aint smart enough to be the CEO of anything

  • ...

    These guys are all about quantity... Put out just 1 album, but let it be good, quality music for change. I'm not even hatin', just sayin'... Fuck YMCBM

  • Anonymous

    i think thats fuckin stupid. they're rich and successful cause they focused on rap and put out hot records. if they loose that focus especially thier main foundation (rap) they're gonna crumble.

  • YMCMB BBBIIIIAAATTTCCCHHH!!!!!

    YMCMB IS BETTER THAN DEATH ROW IN THE 90'S. YMCMB IS BETTER THAN ROC-A-FELLA EVER WAS. YMCMB IS BETTER THAN AFTERMATH EVER WAS. ALL AFTERMATH EVER HAD WAS EMINEM (A CLOSET HOMO) AND 50 CENT (FAKE GANSTER). YMCMB HAS LIL WAYNE (A BLOOD) THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE AND BABY (THE BUISNESS MAN EVER IN HIP HOP). NICKI MINAJ IS THE BEST FEMALE RAPPER OF ALL TIME AND DRAKE IS THE BEST R&B AND RAP COMBO RAPPER EVER. NOONE CAN DISPROVE THESE FACTS.

    • Anonymous

      1. Wayne has Never and I say again NEVER wrote anything on his OWN... 2. Nick is a redone LIL KIM, Kim also called herself BARBIE, 1 of Kims Videos was about putting BARBIES together. 3. Drake is the only rap/r&b artist out... 4. For u to say that ymcmb is better than any of those music companies ur just DUMB... 2Pac better than YMCMB Jay Z better than YMCMB, Em and 50 better than YMCMB...

    • Anonymous

      lmao eminem is a closet homo huh

    • Blah

      Homie. Take all of the albums YMCMB... hell with it, all the albums CM (all-time) have put out, and they still fall short of what 3 guys over at Aftermath did. And all of that jazz about GOATs, close your mouth.

    • Burmy

      Riddle me this...is YMCMB better than Old Cash Money was in the late '90s-early 2000s?

  • Burmy

    The sad thing is...Cash Money used to run Southern hip-hop. Apparently they're not trying to reclaim it. (name ONE New Orleanian-other than Mystikal-they've signed in that huge wave) REJUVENATED COMING SOON! FREE BG FREE TURK

  • Anonymous

    keep your 16 garbage albums

  • UndergroundListener

    Well he says they run rap, but they certainly do not run Hip-Hop. They will never be Hip-Hop, not when they continue to make bubblegum songs and act fake all the time.

    • Anonymous

      not really the BluePrint series has sold more bitch

    • YMCMB BBBIIIAAATTTCCCHHH!!!

      YEAH RIGHT! WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER FAG. YOU ARE GOING TO TRY TO TELL ME THE CARTER SERIES (BEST ALBUM SERIES EVER, FACT!) , PINK FRIDAY, FATHER LIKE SON (THE ORIGINAL WATCH THE THRONE) AND THANK ME LATER AREN'T HIP HOP? YEAH RIGHT! HAHAHA! YMCMB STAY WINNING AND YOU STAY HATING.

  • So Icy Boi!

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. YMCMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2012 iz da best year of music history eva!!!!!!!! YMCMB WE DA BEST! Lil Wayne da Leonardo Da Vinci of Hip Hop! Birdman da David Bowie of Moguls Nicki da Greek Philosopher of Hip Hop Limp Bizkit da Lady Gagaz of Rock Drake da Shakespeare of Music Tyga da Elton John of Hip Hop Bow Wow da Kid Lil Chuckie da new George Michel Lil Twist da new Freddie Mercury Busta Rhymes & Mystikal da Mister Cees of MCing YMCMB WE DA BIZNE$$ YMCMB WE DA BEST #YMCMB2012 swag

  • Burmy

    Not going to happen...besides, none of them will ever outsell 400 Degreez. PS: Still waiting on Jae Millz' album...

  • xXxYMCMBxXx

    "Big Things Poppin, Little Things Stoppin"- Baby

  • poetic assasin

    he says this every year, only ones that drop are him, wayne, nicki and drake.... tyga dropped this year which surprised me.... Bow Wows wack ass video flopped - twist won't drop, jae millz still waiting......

  • Alf Capone

    y dis nigga sign limp bizkit? who is gonna buy a limp bizkit album?

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