Rap-Up TV: Mystikal Wants Out of Cash Money Contract

Danger: There’s trouble brewing between Mystikal and Cash Money Records. Before sharing the stage with Ludacris at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Friday, the New Orleans rapper revealed that he is clashing with his label and wants a release.

Mystikal signed to Cash Money in November 2011, but hasn’t put out an album since 2001′s Tarantula. He blamed it on “politics,” telling Rap-Up TV, “I don’t really fit the mold of the situation I’m in.”

They haven’t seen eye-to-eye creatively. “I’m different, man. I have to be able to be the artist that I am. If I can’t do that, then it’s not gonna work for me,” said Mystikal.

Busta Rhymes recently split with Cash Money, and Mystikal hopes to join him. “Me and Busta been talking too, so don’t be shocked if you see me and Busta doing some things, real talk.”

While he released the single “Original” featuring Lil Wayne and Birdman in 2011, an album never transpired. “I’m sure it would’ve happened by now, but the situation—the stuff that I brought, it didn’t fit the mold.”

However, he didn’t have anything bad to say about the Cash Money crew including Birdman. “That’s all respect. That’s family. We were family prior to this. And I thank them for the opportunity, but I don’t wanna be a liability to them ’cause it’s a waste of money, if nothing ever comes from it.”

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.

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Video: Rich Gang f/ Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan – ‘Lifestyle’


Started from the bottom, now they’re here. Rich Gang toasts to success in the video for “Lifestyle.” From the hood to private jets, Birdman, Young Thug, and Rich Homie Quan reflect on their grind to the top. Young Thug kisses his mama before handing her a stack of cash, while Birdman sails into the sunset on his yacht.

See how they’re living now.

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New Music: Rich Gang f/ Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan – ‘Lifestyle’


Less than a year after releasing the original Rich Gang compilation, Birdman and company are back.

The Cash Money boss recruits Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan for his flashy new single “Lifestyle,” produced by London On Da Track.

The fellas provide the usual boasting, while Birdman dedicates the snapping track to his late mother. Believe dat.

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Birdman Gives Justin Bieber a Bugatti

Bieber Bugatti

Birdman is showing his gratitude in a big way. The Cash Money boss gifted Justin Bieber with his very own Bugatti.

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Birdman: Nicki Minaj Is ‘Coming Hard’ on New Album

Nicki Minaj

Anticipation has been growing for Nicki Minaj’s third album The Pink Print. While Young Money’s first lady is holed up in the studio, Birdman is shedding some light on the project.

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Justin Bieber Serenades Birdman’s Daughter at Birthday Bash

Birdman and Bria Williams

Birdman spares no expense when it comes to his family. The Cash Money millionaire hosted a Paris-themed Sweet 16 celebration for his daughter Bria Williams at the Bath Club in Miami on Saturday.

The birthday girl arrived to the party in a Bugatti and walked the glitter carpet, while Young Thug performed his hit “Stoner” for the crowd. The teens, including Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae, hit the dance floor as the DJ played We Are Toonz’s “Drop That #NaeNae.”

Birdman even handed Bria the keys to her very own matte black Mercedes G-Class, which was parked outside with a bow on it.

To top it off, the Rich Gang boss had Justin Bieber serenade his little princess with “Happy Birthday” in a video that was shown during the party.

Watch the Biebs surprise Bria for her Sweet 16.

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