Birdman has announced the signing of rapper Caskey to Cash Money Records and YMCMB.
According to a press release, Orlando, Florida native Caskey joins the team with an “extensive deal” encompassing publishing and merchandising, and has also signed to publishing company Money Mack Music. Cash Money Marketing LLC will also oversee his merchandise.
The 20-year-old, who built buzz with his 2010 mixtape No Complaints, caught the ear of Lil Wayne producer DJ Nasty, who passed off his songs to the Cash Money CEOs.
“The minute that Caskey walked into our first meeting, I knew he was a star,” said Birdman. “There was no seconds thoughts. […] It was clear from the minute he opened his mouth, the white boy could rap and had that star quality.”
“I’ve wanted to be a performer my whole life, so signing with Cash Money Records and having this platform to release my music has been a dream. I greatly respect Birdman, Slim and the YMCMB family,” said Caskey, who is working on his debut album. “I look forward to making the city of Orlando, my fans and my label proud.”