Apple to Fund Cash Money Records Documentary

  /  08.17.2016

Cash Money Records and Apple Music have struck a deal, but it isn’t for new music—it’s for a documentary.

Yesterday, speculative rumors claimed Birdman signed his label to an exclusive partnership with the tech titan, one that would involve Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj (who have ties to rival TIDAL), and Drake (who has his own exclusive deal with Apple). However, that has turned out to be untrue.

Instead, multiple reports now say that Apple has agreed to fund a documentary about one of the world’s most successful hip-hop labels.

Earlier this year, Birdman revealed that a script was in the works for a Cash Money biopic, inspired by last year’s N.W.A blockbuster Straight Outta Compton. “I think that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube…I think they are geniuses for what they have done and accomplished,” he said. “For them to do that and to make it trend-setting, they opened doors for us. And I just think that what we have is way more special, because we’re in modern times.”

Apple Music has long been in the fight to secure more video content and rappers have been a part of that battle. Dr. Dre, for instance, is reportedly filming a mini-series titled “Vital Signs” as part of that initiative and will act as a judge on the platform’s “Planet of the Apps” game show, along with Gwyneth Paltrow and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Other video content has also been secured recently. In addition to all of the above, James Corden’s “Late Late Show” segment “Carpool Karaoke” will also have a spinoff through Apple.


Tyla Lands Her First-Ever Major Fashion Campaign With Gap's Linen Moves Commercial

During an 80-second video, Tyla could be seen dancing to Jungle’s “Back On 74” in ...

Ye Urges Everyone To Call Him By His Legal Name Instead Of Kanye West

Ye explained the reasoning why: “No brand or numbers gonna force me to call myself ...

DDG Jokingly Responds To Being Cropped Out Of Halle Bailey And Halle Berry’s Photo

DDG hilariously reacted to a social media user seemingly cropping him out of the photo: ...

Drake Seemingly Calls For Tory Lanez's Release Amid 10-Year Sentence For Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Drake posted “Three you” on his Instagram Stories, which many social media users took as ...
View More

Sponsored Stories