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Donald Glover’s New Video Shows Hip-Hop America & How Great It Could Be

Just under four months ago, Donald Glover released one of the most unforgettable music videos of 2018. "This Is America" is artful, symbolic, and it is certainly jarring. The visual was a return to Rap for the versatile, genre-defying also artist also known as Childish Gambino. Since then, Glover released... Read more

Birdman Makes Sincere Public Apology To Lil Wayne

Last night (August 25) in New Orleans, the 4th Annual Lil' Weezyana Fest took place. Since its inception, Lil Wayne has used the festival to celebrate not only his solo catalog but also those of his all-star friends and local celebrities. The event has developed a reputation for being a... Read more

Pusha-T Compares Drake To Trump In An Infrared Diss (Audio)

UPDATE: Less than 24 hours after "Infrared," Drake responded in a BIG way. ORIGINAL STORY: Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many... Read more

Drake Spits His Best Verse Of The Year While Lil Wayne Blasts Birdman (Audio)

Earlier this week, Lil Wayne released his Dedication 6 mixtape with DJ Drama. Unlike most of the mixtapes of today, which feature original productions and are basically free albums, Wayne’s project was a return to the days when MCs jacked other rappers for their beats and made them their own.... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Show Conscious MCs Can Make The Forbes List Too

On his song "Moment Of Clarity," JAY-Z infamously rapped "I dumbed down for my audience to double my dollars / They criticized me for it, yet they all yell 'holla' / If skills sold, truth be told / I'd probably be lyrically Talib Kweli / Truthfully I wanna rhyme like... Read more

Mannie Fresh & Birdman Will Reunite The Big Tymers 20 Years In To Show They’re Still Fly

Years before Mannie Fresh and Birdman became household names to Rap music fans, they were simply the Big Tymers. Cash Money Records' co-founder followed in the steps of Puff Daddy, Jermaine Dupri, and Master P when he formed a group with his label's stalwart producer. Baby and Mannie released five... Read more

Rick Ross Wages War On Birdman For Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled & Mannie Fresh (Video)

Rick Ross is no stranger to beefs. Over the years, the embattled MC has been a target of 50 Cent, street gangs, critics and countless fans who questioned the veracity of his claimed crime boss past. Amidst it all, Ross has developed a teflon demeanor and learned to wield his... Read more

The 2017 Forbes Rap List Shows Drake Has Passed Wayne & Has Birdman In His Sights

The 2017 rankings for the Top 5 wealthiest Hip-Hop artists have been released. Compiled through estimation and public record, Forbes and its longtime editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg take an annual look at the assets and estimated wealth surrounding some of Rap music's leading artists, producers, and some of its multi-threat... Read more

Mannie Fresh Explains Why He Regrets What Cash Money Records Did To Hip-Hop (Audio)

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Cash Money Records was a dominating force within Rap music. While the label dated back to the top of the decade, Juvenile's 1998 hit "Ha" made plenty of fans, DJs, and record industry followers say "huh." In short time, "Ha" was followed with... Read more

Lil Wayne Joins Roc Nation. The “Best Rapper Alive” May Soon Get His Cash Money.

Lil Wayne has been symbolically estranged from Cash Money Records for more than two years. While Weezy F. Baby has since been photographed with onetime adoptive guardian Birdman (the label's co-founder) during his $51 million lawsuit, the New Orleans, Louisiana MC has been unable to release projects, namely the long-awaited... Read more

Rick Ross Threatens Birdman’s Life On A Record That’s Pure Disrespek (Audio)

For the last decade-plus, Rick Ross was widely perceived as a YMCMB affiliate, despite never being an official artist. The Miami, Florida rapper who has released seven albums with Slip-n-Slide/Def Jam Records released hit singles like "Stay Schemin'," "You A Boss," and "Maybach Music 2" with Cash Money/Young Money artists... Read more

Cash Money Records Vows To Release 500 Songs From The Vault

In the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s, record labels could largely control what fans heard. Music was recorded, and the best of it...according to artist, producer, or label A&R, anyway... is what the public received in stores or online. Even if a project was promoted through an interview, advertised in... Read more

This Oral History of “Bling Bling” Shines a Light on Cash Money’s Early Days

New Orleans is not always mentioned when discussing the cities which have had the greatest impact on Hip-Hop culture, but the Crescent City has a claim to fame that can't be ignored. In the 1990s and early 2000s, No Limit and Cash Money Records put one of America's most unique... Read more

Lil Wayne’s Manager Reveals Cash Money Blocked The Release Of Carter V & A Big Check For Wayne (Video)

For more than 15 years, Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records were family, literally. Out of the Hot Boys, Wayne evolved from a burgeoning raspy-voiced teenage Rap sensation in the late '90s to the label's flagship superstar throughout the 2000s into the early 2010s. In the closing days of 2014,... Read more

Master P Has Advice For Lil Wayne & Birdman And Says He & Wayne Have A New Record (Video)

On August 27, Lil Wayne organized and performed at the second annual Lil' Weezyana Festival in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Embraced by an adoring crowd, he made his ongoing dispute with former music and business partner Birdman known, saying "fuck Cash Money," resulting in an uproarious response from... Read more

Cash Money Records Continues Trying To Re-Sign Hot Boys, One By One

Whether Scarface and Rap-A-Lot, or Kurupt and Death Row, Rap labels have a history of on-again, off-again statuses with artists. New Orleans, Louisiana's Cash Money Records has a detailed reputation for having artists leave the label apparently upset, only to return later. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the... Read more

Put Some Respek On My Bed…Birdman Sleeps On $1 Million Cash Every Night (Video)

What a year it's been for Birdman. The Cash Money capo has been embroiled in a bitter and bizarre lawsuit with his flagship artist, Lil Wayne, for the better part of 18 months. In January of 2015, Wayne sued Cash Money records for $51 million and since, there have been... Read more

Drake Knocks 50 Cent Off Forbes’ List Of The Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

Many laughed at Drake and his dance moves in the video for "Hotline Bling," but the Toronto rapper is laughing all the way to the bank. Forbes has released its annual list of the wealthiest artists in Hip-Hop, and while the usual suspects remain atop of their tally, there has... Read more

Rick Ross Gets Livid About Billboard’s Disrespect of Tupac (Video)

Rick Ross joined The Breakfast Club for one of his rawest and most spirited interviews in years. Ross was so forthright that, by the end of the conversation, Charlemagne The God referred to him as "fearless." The MMG boss discussed a number of topics and did not mince words. Not... Read more

Former Young Thug Road Manager Sentenced For Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

In late April of this year, Lil Wayne's tour bus was fired upon while in Atlanta, Georgia. While no parties were injured, the incident came at a time when Wayne was in a heated personal and financial dispute with label Cash Money Records, with whom he has recorded since the... Read more

Diddy Says Can’t Nobody Hold Him Down. Tops Dr. Dre on Forbes Hip-Hop List (Video)

After it was widely-speculated that Dr. Dre had become Hip-Hop's first billionaire, following Apple's purchase of his Beats by Dre headphones line, it appears Diddy remains Hip-Hop's wealthiest artist. Forbes has released its 2015 Forbes 5: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists list, along with a quick video detailing key revenue streams for... Read more

Bounce To This Comprehensive Cash Money Records Mix, Featuring Lots Of Early Mannie Fresh Tracks (Mix)

Cash Money Records goes back a lot farther than even well-versed Hip-Hop Heads may realize. Names like Kilo G, U.N.L.V., (the late) Magnolia Shorty, and Ms. Tee span back to the early 1990s on the label started by Bryan "Birdman" Williams, and brother Ronald "Slim." Prior to the storied Universal... Read more

Want To Understand Lil Wayne’s $51 Million Lawsuit? Lawyer Combat Jack Breaks It Down… (Video)

Lawsuits in the entertainment media can be pretty damn confusing sometimes. Fresh off of the multi-million dollar "Blurred Lines" ruling in favor of Marvin Gaye's family/estate against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I., another high profile music case remains open. Currently, Lil Wayne is seeking $51 million from Cash Money... Read more

It’s the End of an Era. Lil Wayne is Suing Birdman & Cash Money Records for $51 Million.

After months of decrying Cash Money Records, and it's co-owner Birdman, Lil Wayne has gotten extremely serious about his efforts to permanently sever the relationship with the label that has been his home for nearly 20 years. According to TMZ, Wayne has filed a lawsuit against Cash Money seeking $51... Read more

Juvenile Backs That Thing Up, And Returns To Cash Money Records (Video)

Less than one year after he was reported to have signed with J. Prince's Rap-A-Lot Records, it appears that Juvenile may be back in business with Cash Money Records. MTV News received an exclusive with the multi-platinum star when asking him about his relationship with the former (now present) label.... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Makes Breaks Away From Birdman & Detail On 100 Favors (Video)

Kendrick Lamar has been down with YMCMB family for almost three years, courtesy of recordings and touring with Drake. With Jay Rock's early collaborations with Lil Wayne, the whole TDE and Young Money team share some affinities. On Cash Money's first label compilation since 2000's Baller Blockin' Soundtrack, the greatly-expanded... Read more

Busta Rhymes Combines Cash Money With Native Tongues Alongside Q-Tip On Thank You (Audio)

Busta Rhymes' career is truly dynamic. Christened his name by Public Enemy's Chuck D; a Leader Of The New School tied to Native Tongues; an animated solo star; constant major label provider to J Dilla; onetime Dr. Dre affiliate; once signed Raekwon; forever tied to EPMD's DJ Scratch; mentor to... Read more

Rick Ross – Rich Forever (Mixtape)

Here's the new Rick Ross project before he drops his next album, God Forgives, I Don't. You can listen to and download all of Rich Forever below.  For all intents and purposes, this is an album, with features from the likes of Nas, Pharrell, Diddy, Wale, Styles P, John Legend,... Read more

Cash Money Records comes in as the 8th most important hip-hop record label of all time. It’s getting serious.

#8 Cash Money Records As we discussed in our entries about #16 Rap-A-Lot Records and #12 No Limit Records, the South currently runs hip-hop (and has for at least the last 5 years) and Cash Money is by far the most successful hip-hop record label to come out of the... Read more

Here’s the remix to Jay Rock’s Hood Gone Love It. Rick Ross and Birdman join him on the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League track. Check it out.

Jay Rock's Follow Me Home album hits stores on 7/26. Click here to download.  The original featured Kendrick Lamar.  Click here for the video.... Read more

Been keeping it old school with the playlists, but this week decided to focus on some of the better tracks to drop recently.

You'll find tracks from Stalley, The Kid Daytona, Big K.R.I.T. + Gillade, Saigon, Terrace Martin, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Reks, Jay Electronica and more.  Press play, sit back and enjoy.... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #1 YMCMB…could it be anything else?

Has there ever been 1 hip-hop label more dominant in a year than Young Money/Cash Money?  It depends on how you define "dominant."  If you're talking purely about record sales, Death Row and maybe even Bad Boy had more dominant years in the 90s.  But this is a different era... Read more