By Meghan Gorman with reporting by Rob Markman
Birdman has some big plans for his crew next year: 100 albums, to be exact. Yes, he wants Cash Money to release 100 albums on a yearly basis. Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj are obviously the cream of Cash Money’s crop, but with 500 million songs already sold worldwide, Birdman is now looking toward the future.
Between Cash Money, Young Money and We the Best, the conglomerate has 48 acts at the moment and Birdman tells MTV News that “the goal is to keep developing and keep putting out, so to do that we have to keep buckling down, grindin’ hard and stayin’ focused. And that’s a big challenge, to put a hundred out.”
The music industry will always be competitive, especially the rap game, and Birdman is no stranger to the competition. “Everybody that’s doin’ this — outside of who we done rocked with — is really an enemy to me,” he said. “So if you ain’t on the team, I’m after your head.”
“If you’re doin’ what we’re doin’. We wanna do the most numbers every year, each year, the most digital numbers. That’s what we ’bout, if you doin’ this music and you ain’t rockin’ with us, you’re on the menu so that’s just what it is.”