If worked right, this merge could be HUGE! Last week while Baby and Wayne paid a visit to a Manhattan courthouse for Wayne’s gun case (he’ll be sentenced Feb. 9th), they also paid visit to Warner Music Group’s HQ’s.
Details are extremely sketchy at this point, but an EXTREMELY reliable source confirmed with me that a “secret secret hush hush* meeting occurred with several major big wigs from both parties (Oh hai Lyor Cohen & Brian Williams).
While nothing’s been solidified in regards to logistics to this ground breaking venture, possibilities of future collaborations and ish of that nature are hatching as we speak. A merger of the sort could combine the forces of every conglomerate under the respective umbrellas of WMG and Cash Money Records.
This includes Atlantic Records Group (Lupe’s 1st & 15th Entertainment, T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records, Maino’s Hustle Hard imprint) Warner Brothers Records Inc (Asylum Records- Gucci Mane lives here, Warner Bros. Records, Blacksmith Records) and a bevy of other imprints.
And then you have to think of all the subsidiary labels under those major labels. Get my drift?
A quick note before I get out of here: Gee Roberson (the founder of the management empire, Hip Hop Since 1978) co-manages Lil Wayne and Drake- two actives players under the Cash Money/Young Money umbrella.
Gee also still serves as the president under Atlantic Records’ Urban Division. Put the pieces together, enjoy some egg nog and let’s merge some theories of what this could turn into for 2010. Cool?
Shouts to BET, and this would be BIIIGGG if it turns out to be true! Hit the jump to see some more updates including 40 Cock and Fabolous:
40 Glocc & Zoo Life talk about Lil Wayne ONCE again:
Fabolous says Drake’s So Far Gone, and Lil Wayne’s No Ceilings inspired him to do his own mixtape:
“The Drake mixtape of course was a huge success,” Fab explained in an interview. “Lil Wayne’s tape generated a lot of interest. I saw Wayne and just listening to his tape gave me kinda the feeling that people still accepted the mixtapes and wanted to hear it. I guess it’s particular artists that they attach to but I had felt even with the most high-class artists, people were getting so used to getting free music that the mixtape game wasn’t that influential anymore. So when I seen what [Wayne’s] No Ceilings did, it let me see that there’s still definitely potential there, there’s still that market there. I think for me it’s definitely there because my albums tend to be a little more mainstream than my mixtapes.”