Juvenile is out with the video to his new single ‘Bounce Back’ featuring Baby AKA The Birdman. The track is off the New Orleans rapper’s sixth studio album ‘Juve the Great’, released on Cash Money. Watch it via YouTube below.
BallerStatus.net got a chance to sit down with the Cash Money Millionaires themselves, Baby ‘Birdman’ Williams and Mannie Fresh. We sat down with them at the Universal Records’ offices and spoke about the future, the bling and what they are doing right now. Read more.
Baby recently spoke with MTV.com on his ‘Best Of Both Worlds 2’ project with R. Kelly, which he revealed is almost complete. “Me and Kelly are almost finished,” he said. “It’s kind of a combination with both singing and rapping. Dude is doing his thing, I’m doing my thing with it. We worked together on every song, so me and his ideas came together so big it’s just gonna be one of them kinds of albums. Mannie Fresh produced some songs on there.” Read more.
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Boo & Gotti: Perfect Timing
I had to listen to this CD at least three times to find something positive to say. Not because Boo and Gotti don’t have a rhyme style that is record deal worthy. Simply put the Cash Money sound is not for them. On some of the tracks I thought I was listening to Snoop when he first went to “No Limit”. I would say I’m a little more partial to the R. Kelly production we heard when Boo and Gotti were first introduced to the world. Being more familiar with Boo and Gotti before they were signed with any major label, then to hear them flow over Mannie Fresh’s production seemed a little forced. But following the old adage, “If you don’t work you don’t eat” they did make it work, no doubt about it.
Jon Caramanica of Vibe.com reviewed Baby’s new album ‘Birdman’, giving it 2 1/2 stars. Caramanica writes, “Sure, he brings punishing electro synths and hollow drums on ‘Say It Ain’t So,’ but all the neck-snapping, homegrown production in the world can’t redeem Baby, who flows like a car stuck in neutral. His materialistic rhymes may be gaudy, but they’re not complex, and entire songs devoted to ice (‘Do That’) and rims (‘Keeps Spinnin”) lose their luster fast. Baby should take this broken bling and learn to fly again.”
The new Rolling Stone magazine features rock-star rides, including the “about forty vehicles” owned by Big Tymers rapper Bryan ‘Baby’ Williams. “I got a Ferrari,” he said. “but I don’t really drive it fast. I got a new Bentley, a Corvette, an Aston Martin… I got three stretches – a PT Cruiser, a Lexus and an Excursion. The Excursion’s about 100 feet long. I spent $125,000 getting that one right. I wouldn’t even try to drive it – I don’t think I could turn it. And I’m seldom home, so when I am, I try to drive as many as I can in one day. I might ride my Lincoln early, then my Benz, then my ‘Vette,” which includes $15,000 worth of Louis Vuitton leather upholstery.
Ronald Williams, CEO and Bryan “Baby” Williams Co-CEO of the successful Cash Money Records label, have put a halt on the bidding-war and officially signed an exclusive production and distribution deal with Rodney Jerkins for DarkChild Records/Entertainment. Under the terms of the deal, Cash Money Records will distribute, co-promote and market records with DarkChild Records/Entertainment. Read more.