In a recent interview with XXL, Cash Money CEO Brian “Birdman” Williams compared Lil Wayne to Michael Jackson and talked about Wayne’s new album Tha Carter IV.
As successful as the label has been in Wayne’s absence, you gotta be very optimistic for when he comes home.
Can you image when Wayne comes out? He been gone, he ain’t get to see this shit, he only been hearing it. When Wayne comes home he lifts everybody’s spirits, he lifts everybody’s value, he lifts the brand, he lifts everything. Wayne is gonna be the biggest artist in music, not just in hip-hop; in music. It’s some Michael Jackson shit right here goin’ on right before our eyes.
That’s a wild comparison. What can we expect from Tha Carter IV? You know that’s the one everybody is waiting on.
He’s a beast; he went back to that raw rappin’. That nigga still be impressin’ me with his music. I say that to say that I be around him a lot so the shit he do and say shouldn’t be as impressive to me. I’m one of his biggest fans, I be geeked out on him. I watch him work, he’s just cold. It’s some magical shit to watch the young blood do what he do.
Don Bleek speaking…Birdman I respect your grind and respect how you started Cash Money back in 1991 out of the projects and ran the company as an indie label until Universal gave you a $30 million distribution deal back in 1998.
I admit that Cash Money is the hottest crew in the game right now and are one of the few crews that’s actually selling platinum albums but I can’t allowed Birdman to make a stupid comparing by comparing Lil Wayne to Michael Jackson. That’s just not going to happen. There is only one MJ and will NEVER be another. The impact that MJ left behind is something that will NEVER be done again and no other person in music will ever be as big as MJ or be able accomplish just 10% of what he accomplished. MJ is a worldwide international super star that changed people lives all around the world and Lil Wayne is not that. Lil Wayne will NEVER be able to perform in some of the places that MJ performed at.
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