Eleven New Releases From Cash Money on the Way
Cash Money Records has had a pretty excellent month, with Drake's first studio album 'Thank Me Later' becoming the highest selling debut this year. But they don't plan on resting on their laurels. The label's co-founder Bryan 'Baby' Williams spoke to Shade 45's Angela Yee about the company's release schedule, naming 11 projects that they plan to put out in the near future.
Baby named Kevin Rudolf's project as the first to hit shelves, as the rocker's sophomore album 'To the Sky' was released earlier this month. After the release of his new movie 'Lottery Ticket' co-starring Ice Cube, Charlie Murphy and more, Bow Wow will drop his Cash Money debut, followed by albums from Baby and Young Money's Tyga. Baby plans to release rapstress Nicki Minaj's debut after that, shortly followed by new joints from Twist, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine.
He also stated that Lil Wayne will release a new joint, assumed to be 'Tha Carter IV', as well as a collaboration album with Baby in the sequel to their 2006 album 'Like Father, Like Son'. The last of the projects will be UK sensation Jay Sean's sophomore album, which he is currently recording, with Jae Millz possibly dropping an album in 2011.
Baby also spoke on Drake's overwhelming success, stating, "It's been a great week for us. [...] For hip-hop and for Young Money." Drake, whose debut dropped a few weeks back, sold 462,989 copies in its first week -- a feat unmatched by any other new artist this year. Though his name wasn't included in Baby's list of releases, Drizzy Drake has already settled on the title for his sophomore album, tentatively titled 'Moments,' and plans on recording a full-length collaborative album with Lil Wayne.