Yesterday (January 13) Lil Wayne gifted fans with a new track off of his upcoming Sorry 4 the Wait mixtape.
Within the track, which is a remix of Future’s Honest album single “Sh!t,” Weezy addresses his controversial situation with Cash Money Records.
In between a slew of punchlines, Weezy raps “Did my time at Cash Money / Time served and release / But this agent ain’t free, word / That’s just word on these streets / But that shit is old news, that shit yester-week /
I’m just focused, focused on my expertise.”
The lyrics stem from Wayne’s public outcry to be released from his longtime label, Cash Money Records. Just last month, Wayne took to Twitter to address his concerns with Cash Money.
“To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it,” he tweeted.
“I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy,” he continued. “I am a prisoner and so is my creativity. Again, I am truly sorry and I don’t blame ya if ya fed up with waiting 4 me & this album. But thk u.”
While Wayne’s new lyrics aren’t exactly derogatory, they do serve as evidence his contract situation is still on his mind.
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Snoop Dogg, 43, is a grandpa for the first time! His first son, 21 year old Corde Broadus welcomed a son with his girlfriend, a white woman said to be in her 30s and was once ‘friends’ with Snoop Dogg. The baby boy named Zion was born on Saturday January 10th. I remember him from that their reality show. He was so young then, now he’s grown and having a baby of his own. Congrats to him. See pics of him and his baby, his family and his baby mama …
A very public breakup — centered around The Pinkprint album — has placed Nicki Minaj and her former boyfriend Safaree Samuels in a position where they’re sparring with one another via social media and press appearances.
Today (January 13), Safaree stopped by Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club to speak openly about his relationship with Nicki and why things seem to have crumbled.
“That was my soulmate,” he says about their once-discreet relationship. “Me and her were calling all the shots.”
Safaree also explains that their relationship originated in a group they both belonged to called The Hood$tarz. When things didn’t work out, Nicki decided to go solo and SB supported her.
“Every time it came to writing raps,” he says, “it was me, her and the beat. It got to the point where the respect was gone. I’m the one who packed my stuff and left.
“Everyone around her works for her,” he continued. “I was being treated like an employee instead of her man.”
Nicki’s rumored relationship with Meek Mill was brought up and DJ Envy asked Safaree if he was the one that introduced her to Meek.
“Yeah,” he replies. “But if that’s who she decides to move on with, it is what it is. I’m not mad. I’m not bitter. If I wanted to make it work, I could’ve made it work. She can take a picture with whoever she wants, she can get married tomorrow and be pregnant the next day I will wish her the best, but when you try to pull me down and discredit what I’ve done for you, that’s what’s weak to me.”
Safaree emphasized to the hosts that the “respect was gone.” So, when he heard the harsh lyrics on Nicki’s track “Only,” he says that he was numb to it.
“As far as the ‘Only’ song, that’s something on the outside people take as disrespect,” he says. “Maybe, I’ve been dealing with it for so long, it seemed like the norm to me. I got numb to it.”
Although it appears his ex has moved on, Safaree says he’s not trying to rush into a new relationship.
“I need to learn myself right now because I lost myself, so I’m trying to build myself back up,” he says. “I’m getting used to being around people again.”
Weeks after Cortez Bryant, manager to rapper Lil Wayne, stated that things are “good” at Cash Money Records during an interview with TMZ, he has gone on to issue an in-depth response to the recent shakeup at Cash Money.
Bryant took to Instagram to offer his thoughts on Lil Wayne and the other artists signed to Cash Money. He gave credit to Weezy for turning his dream for Young Money into a reality and also credited the rapper for launching the careers of Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga.
For those hoping for a specific update on Lil Wayne’s standing at Cash Money, Bryant did not offer an update on Wayne’s label situation, but did state that he and Young Money are waiting to “unlock these chains.”
“@LilTunechi built Young Money from his dreams to reality,” Cortez Bryant said in a post uploaded to Instagram, according to HotNewHipHop.com. “Launched the careers of @Drake @NICKIMINAJ @Tyga not from their talent but from the belief in what he saw that they saw in themselves and put everything in making sure they fulfill their dreams! That’s what Young Money is about That’s the DNA of the real Lil Wayne Sacrifice himself to want his artist to be better! And for all our other artists that’s been loyal from the beginning and patiently waiting for their number to be called! That’s coming too! The world also will see what Wayne saw in them that’s Jae Millz Gudda Cory Gunz Lil Twist Shanell ! Once we unlock these chains It’s on Young Money.”
French Montana recently spoke with XXL’s Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten for an interview that appeared in the publication’s winter 2014 issue.
During the conversation, French detailed his upcoming album Mac & Cheese.
“Mac & Cheese is like my baby,” French says. “It’s the first [mixtape] I put out right after we did Coke Wave, me and Max B. Mac & Cheese really stands for soulful music. So if you see the title and you’re already a fan of my work, you know I’m coming with epic music.”
French also revealed that he has between 90 – 100 songs already recorded for the album. Every day, he says he’s been listening to tracks, narrowing them down and learning new things.
French has also had to fend off relationship rumors for the last few months. His public courting of Khloe Kardashian covered tabloids everywhere, but dealing with the reality TV star has definitely taught him a lesson or two.
“What I learned about relationships on this side is that they last longer when nobody knows your business,” he says in the Q&A. “I’m very private when it comes to me and Khloe. Khloe is an amazing person, one of the best people I’ve ever met in my life.”
His Hip Hop relationships have been profitable. Fortunately, there are a lot of rappers French calls friends.
“Definitely Puff, Ross, The Weeknd,” he says. “I mean, there’s a lot. The whole MMG family.”
French has worked with each of the artists he named. When asked about who he still wants to collaborate with, French named several choices outside of Hip Hop.
“I would love to work with Coldplay, Taylor Swift,” he says. “Max B again.”