Looks like the Young Money CEO is not gonna let Ye and Jay have their shine right now.
Birdman was interviewed by XXL.com and had a few interesting things to say. First of all, he’s confirming a Weezy/Drake album a la WTT. And he’s also throwing a bit of shade in The Throne’s direction.
Rap fans in love with Jay-Z and Kanye West’s joint album, Watch the Throne, can brace themselves for another release by different hip-hop dynamic duo: Lil Wayne and Drake.
Although he didn’t name a tentative date, Cash Money Records founder Bryan “Baby” Williams confirmed with XXL that Weezy and Drizzy will definitely be putting out a collaborative album together well after each deliver their respective solo efforts.
“Wayne and I recently talked about [the Weezy/Drake collabo album]…That’s definitely going to get done.”
“It’s older versus younger,” Baby said. “I listened to a few songs [off Watch The Throne] and it feels like an older feel to me. I think with Drake and Wayne, they young. They young cats. You got 23 and 28. Then you got Jay-Z and them, who are older and really on their way out the game. Then you got Wayne and Drake and them, who are still youthful to the game. So, it’s two different types of music all the way across the board.
“But what they’re doing is great,” he added. “I think it’s great for the game, great for the business, great for retail as a whole. I just think when Wayne and Drake get together is going to be something real special also because we more youthful.”
Birdman and Jay have always traded subliminals so it’s conceivable this is a little jab. Or Baby is just trying to shift attention to his label since Weezy’s album is right around the corner. The YMCMB guys have a lot of work to do to get the album on people’s minds after The Throne has dominated the early part of August.