Birdman of Cash Money Records gave an intrview to TheUrbanDaily where he talks about the recent signing of Busta Rhymes, Drake's long time admiration for Cash Money and Nicki Minaj's work ethics.
What was the motive behind signing Busta Rhymes?
I think Busta Rhymes did his thing. He stayed on the grind and himself relevant; you have to always respect the hustle. It’s time for the machine to take him where he needs to be! We a great family, are are all excited about working with him, we always did work with him on all our projects, just about. He got the talent and the creativity to do what we need done.
When Drake told you he wanted to redo the Cash Money classic “Back That A$$ Up” what was your response?
Me, myself, I just like to support an artists vision. Drake has also been a fan of our old music, he “knew us,” before he knew us. He been a Cash Money fan from way back so you might hear anything like that from Drake. I thought the way he did, he did a great job with. He another kind of animal to me!
Nicki Minaj beat out Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne last night on the American Music Awards for “Favorite Hip Hop Album, your thoughts?
Nicki deserve everything! She is a great student, she is a hard worker, I’m so proud of Nicki and she’s one of the most talented female probably to ever touch a microphone. Just her work ethics and what she brings to the table, no matter who you put her up against, she gonna win. She has charisma, she got swagga she got style, she makes hit records, she is a beautiful person and beautiful young lady. It’s hard for a male to beat her because she’s up to par, cause she got the attraction. She’s an all around artist for me. I’m happy I got a chance to work with her from birth and watching her grow is just amazing. She’s back in the studio about to come with a new album!
Do you guys think Busta Rhymes still has it?