Lil Wayne to Release a Song With…Master P. Catch the Snippet (Video)
In the same two-week span that saw LL Cool J and Canibus set aside more than 17 years of differences, another Hip-Hop beef may be coming to an end. Lil Wayne and Master P have never exactly been nemeses, New Orleans, Louisiana has played host to a longstanding rivalry between No Limit Records and Cash Money Records. From Mystikal to Curren$y, a host of artists have moved from No Limit to YMCMB, with the shifting paradigm of independent labels in the mainstream spotlight. At one point in time, around 2000, Master P was perceived to attempt a “baller block” on the emerging Cash Money crew, by naming his film Hot Boyz, at a time when CMR had a group of the same name, featuring Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G., and Lil Turk.
That paradigm may be shifting again.
Lil Wayne, who has been signed to Cash Money since 1997, is said to be on his outs with the label owned by brothers, Bryan “Birdman” and Ronald “Slim” Williams. At one point in time, Weezy was even Cash Money’s President, a post he assumed following a self-reported move to join Mannie Fresh at Def Jam Records a decade ago. Since opting to stay with his onetime custodial father, Birdman, Wayne launched Young Money Entertainment, and has helped further the careers of Drake, Nicki Minaj, as well as former No Limit 504 Boyz member, Curren$y at one point in time.
AllHipHop.com reports that Wayne and Master P are in the studio together, recording a song, “Power.” This would be the first time Master P and Wayne have worked together. The song will appear on the January 5 mixtape, We All We Got, by Master P and his latest outfit, Money Mafia. That name could be perceived as an answer to YMCMB’s Rich Gang, which recently welcomed late ’90s-early 2000s flagship label artist Juvenile back to the fold.
“Power” is available as a snippet, with P’s explanation: “Me and Lil Wayne about to go crazy, and it’s about to be a magical 2015.”
Can Lil Wayne’s armistice help push a true pioneer like Master P into his proper context, or a major comeback?