Although Lil Wayne brought a great deal of attention to Cash Money Records late last year when he revealed that the label was stalling the release of Tha Carter V, the rapper doesn’t serve as the only artist to encounter album issues while at the label.
According to a list recently compiled by XXLMag.com, well over two dozen artists never released an album while signed to Cash Money. Among the artists featured on the publication’s “25 Cash Money Artists Who Never Released An Album While On The Label” list are Busta Rhymes, Gudda Gudda, and Cory Gunz.
Busta Rhymes signed with Cash Money in 2012 and left shortly after in 2014. XXL explains that despite Busta’s next studio album, Extinction Level Event 2, being in the making during the rapper’s time at Cash Money, “the move didn’t help much” since “the label wasn’t fully rocking with Rhymes’ project.”
Another artist who has yet to release an album while at Cash Money is rapper-turned-television host Bow Wow. Although he signed to Cash Money since 2009, Bow has never released a studio album while on the label. The Columbus, Ohio-born musician’s last album, New Jack City II was released months before he signed with Cash Money.
“Doing everything on my own. No help from nobody. Going to radio dolo going to da clubs fuk’n wit dj’s dolo. So when i win im thankn myself. Sh** so fucked up maaan.. I swear. Im tryna stay focused but its like at this point ‘Fuck that album’ & Fuck a release date. Im doin shows….”
The full “25 Cash Money Artists Who Never Released An Album While On The Label” list can be found at XXLMag.com.
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