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: