Busta Rhymes Splits with Cash Money

Birdman and Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes is no longer repping YMCMB. After over two years at the label, the hip-hop veteran has officially parted ways with Cash Money.

During a visit to SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning” (via MTV News), Bussa Buss said his departure was due to creative differences.

“Nothing happened in a negative way,” he explained. “I was there for two years and the opportunity was a great opportunity at the time because of the type of deal that was done. For me, with this particular project and all of the sacrifice that went into it—recording the album for five years, I [lost] Chris Lighty making this album, I [lost] my father making this album—the shit that I was putting into this album, I’m not compromising my vision for it.”

Busta announced his signing to Cash Money in November 2011, but never released an album on the label.

“If I feel like if, in the slightest way, we ain’t facilitating everything necessary for the vision to be seen and executed in the way I’m envisioning this shit for the last five years, let me live and die in my own own inequity, homie,” he said.

He and Birdman talked it out, and didn’t rule out future collaborations. “After I see this through, if there’s other opportunities for us to explore as businessmen together, let’s continue to do it.”

Busta has already moved on with his career. Earlier this month, he dropped his new single “Calm Down” featuring Eminem and is readying his 10th album E.L.E. 2.

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  1. Bowtobey



    meme Reply:

    @Bowtobey, excuse me…nicki and wayne are very talented.

    The issue with the label is that they dont have a vision. The old cash money had a team of co hesive artist. This new label is all over place. Everytime they sign a new artist im like “what”?


    UMM Reply:


    How is Wayne talented? listen to the radio man.. there’s about a good 20 waynes out there.. when you dope.. no one can duplicate what you do. You can imitate a style but you cant imitate talent!

    Im sure they wanted Busta to do nothing but trap-style joints and he come from another era… he aint having that!


    Mrunhateable Reply:

    @UMM, u just proved meme’s point. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. People copy his style but they can never duplicate it. That’s why none of his copy cats are anywhere near as popular nor has reached his success. It’s ok to not like wayne but let’s not get ridiculous. Wayne been in the game and consistently relevant since the block is hot. Dude has Grammys and multi platinum albums. He really the only rapper doing a mil of close first week when it comes to the carter albums. Did he get lazy? Yea I’ll be the first to admit he started slacking but u can’t hear carter 1, 2, 3, no ceilings, da drought, or dedication mix tapes and say the man ain’t talented. Don’t lie to the American people please.


    meme Reply:

    @Mrunhateable, thank u for saying what I couldnt. Wayne latest stuff have been less than stellar but get it twisted…this dude “was” one of the most consistent rappers period. He was doing thing no other rapper was doing and top rap to a level unheard of. Ppl are so quick to discredit others.


  2. Kev

    I don’t blame him. I’m glad, at the rate this was going his album was never gonna come out.


  3. outlaw

    To be honest Busts is a legend his time has come and gone. He needs to worry about losing weight he is not marketable looking like a mess.


    Wow Reply:

    @outlaw, I giggled at this accuracy


  4. shafiq



  5. t

    AMEEEN he can do so much better! he needs to try to get his fans back by not trying to make hits but just go make raps like he used to!


  6. Tired of cash bullshit

    I’m waiting for busta and a lot more
    skilled mc’s.
    This copy cat shit has got out of hand.
    Everybody ain’t a gangsta or balling.
    Let everybody go back to doing them
    And stop all this bullshit.


  7. thisainthiphop

    Good. This is the man that made put your hands where my eyes can see, one of the most creative cats to represent hip hop in the mainstream and underground. There was no worse place for him than cash money. Cash money including drake, nikki, wayne etc and everyone on the radio are fucking garbage. They’ve cashed in on an art form, whored out Black culture by furthering stereotypes and ruined it for everyone by setting a standard of mediocrity that has further down spiraled into music for that sounds like handicap children screaming.


  8. fasho

    He need to head head back to aftermath or even grand hustle


  9. Prince john okorie

    Hmmmm! Well, he has decided to leave there. But i believe Baby “Birdman” can do better, the two will produce good music together.


  10. Jpizzle

    Lil Wanda and his Crew can suck my BigTexasBallz.
    Busta is too talented to join that clique.


  11. Wow

    What happened to Missy??? She dropped two singles and then disappeared :(


  12. EpicGage

    THANK GOD!!!! About time you left that trash label and all it’s trash ass “artists”


  13. Ease

    Lil Wayne ymcmb is the best
    U hate them
    But you know their music
    Smh. Mmmm


  14. Major Sushi

    Well finally! I hope he puts out new songs. I mean, CashMoney is practically promoting three main artists.. and we know who they are.


  15. Mr.2000

    THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![email protected]


  16. marveydeezy

    @meme, i like wat u said…ymcmb forever……let them chek tyga…wayne,drizzy


  17. Yolotd no Abt to Iggy

    Sometime label was not going right with those artist and so glad that busta rhymes moved on now he can do what he been doing for a longtime plus he had been in the music business for a long time cash money record label ain’t nothing but a waste of time


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