Although as of recent Cash Money hasn’t embodied complete transparency with its artists or lived up to what the label’s name stands for, there’s no denying, they have consistently remained atop the charts musically. One of the major contributors to the success of the label is undoubtedly Drake, its front-running hit-maker.
Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and other affiliates such as Young Thug, Sy Ari Da Kid and Jacquees have made substantial additions to the label in recent years, but it has been reported that Drake now accounts for nine of Cash Money’s top 20 biggest songs of all time.
This week, Birdman and Slim (Co-Founders of Cash Money) spoke with Billboard about the two decades of success that the label has amassed. They also answered questions on the situation of Lil Wayne’s ‘Cater V’ album and speculations on unpaid monies to artists.
“Still putting up the most numbers, just steady peaking. Continuously growing, breaking new acts, being ahead of the game. Ain’t nothing going to change, it’s only going to get better,” says Birdman.
“Every time they said we were down, we’d come back and show that we were different,” says Slim, speaking on the durability of the label. “We did things that no one else has done, and we did it our way,” he continues.
There are more than a few kinks to be worked out with Birdman and some of the label’s artists. It also seems as though every month there’s a new lawsuit filed up against the Founder.
“Carter V coming out this year, man. Wayne my son, and it’s just that simple. Carter V definitely coming out, though,” Birdman admits to Billboard when asked about his current relationship with Lil Wayne.
Despite the speculations on the business being handled over at Cash Money, the hits continue to roll out of the camp.
The list of Drake’s nine contributions are as follows:
Drake – “Once Dance” Feat. Wizkid and Kyla
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Feat. Majid Jordan
Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
Drake – “Headlines”
Drake – “The Motto” Feat. Lil Wayne
Drake – “Make Me Proud” Feat. Nicki Minaj
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”