Birdman is a rapper and executive producer who’s on a very different than other of his contemporaries. The rapper has his own army of rappers, and he decided to talk about how much cash they all bring to the table.
While sitting in an interview with Wallo of Where’s Wallo, the rapper talked about his record company Cash Money and how much money he makes with the records of the label’s artists and former artists who have left a trail of high-selling albums.
We license the music, I just started letting people sample my shit. So yeah, it’s a gang of ways you can make money with your masters. We generate $20-30 million a year just on our masters.
While the label doesn’t exactly have the best reputation in the business, the poor treatment of its clients and problems with the payments doesn’t really help their case either. Lil Wayne is one of the most significant names in the business who launched a lawsuit against the label at the height of his career.
Since we wouldn’t know what became of the lawsuit between Wayne and the label since both parties reached a comfortable settlement, Wayne’s personal friend and rapper Rick Ross took the responsibility of blowing the whistle on Birdman through the song “Idols Become Rivals.”[Via]