Birdman and Slim Are Writing a Cash Money Biopic

Birdman and Slim Are Writing a Cash Money Biopic
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Birdman and Slim, co-owners of Cash Money Records, were guest speakers at Brooklyn Law School today when they announced that the two are working on a script for a Cash Money biopic. XXL got the exclusive audio clip and you can hear it in full below.

“Can I tell you something my brother told me?” Baby asked the moderator. “He said everything we’ve ever did – and I got 20 plus years selling records – nothing we ever did is worth more than that script. I’m excited about the script. That’s something I really want to do.

“[Look at the] Straight Outta Compton [movie]. I think that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are geniuses for what they have done and accomplished,” continued Baby. “For them to do that [movie] and to make it trend-setting, they opened doors for us, and I think that what we have is way more special because we’re in modern times.”

When asked if he was thinking of writing a book and then making it into a screenplay, Slim wasn’t sure, but he said he’s been working on a script. “This is gold. There’s a lot of things that people don’t know that we went through, things that happened behind the scenes of the company, things that happened before we were with Universal. So we got a lot of stories, but the way I’m putting it together is gonna be great.”

It goes without saying a Cash Money movie would be incredible. Before even signing their distribution deal with Universal, CMR had its fair share of drama, plight and success. We can’t wait to see what Baby and Slim have been cooking up.

Birdman and Slim Are Writing a Cash Money Biopic
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Many times when Birdman releases a statement about a new Cash Money signee, he says something along the lines of, “I knew he/she was a star.” That’s supposed to be more reassuring. Often, an artist gets a definite release date for their debut album when they do sign that dotted line: TBD. YMCMB is a good look, but it’s sometimes an uphill battle for trying to release a body of work. That often becomes a battle to stay relevant after a certain period of time.

Even the most relevant artists of the group are having trouble putting their new material out there. Lil Wayne put the label on blast for keeping Tha Carter V on the shelf, and the continued delay of The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty also has Tyga throwing shots at the label. As much as that sucks, at least they actually got to release an album or three for Birdman's operation. There are multiple artists who stayed on YMCMB for multiple years without one album out—forever hearing they were a priority; forever on the to-do list; forever up next.

Lil Wayne signed sometime model Stephanie Acevado to Young Money earlier last week. Does she have a shot at dropping an album? You never know. Hopefully, she doesn’t suffer the same headaches as the following artists. —Brian Josephs
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