Music mogul Bryan “Birdman” Williams is a true hustla and professional businessman. In the late 90′s, he secured a $30 million distribution deal with Universal for his Cash Money label. In my opinion, Birdman is one of the greatest visionaries in music history. He and his YMCMB label outlasted Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella, Diddy and Bay Boys, Master P and No Limit and Suge Knight and Death Row Records. YMCMB is set to drop 16 projects in first half of 2012 including albums from Tyga, Birdman, Bow Wow, Lil Twist, Lil Wayne and Nicki MInaj. Birdman took a few minutes from his busy schedule to chat with Complex about YMCMB’s upcoming releases. Below are some excerpts:
On Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being 2.
“Wayne’s got an album he’s about to drop real soon. Its called I am not a Human Being 2. It’s gonna be before the summer for sure. We haven’t picked the date yet. Whenever he’s ready to drop his album, we’re gonna make it do what it do. He’s definitely got an album done and ready to go. Wayne works a lot. There’s no telling [if Rebirth 2 will happen]. But I know for sure we’ve got I Am Not A Human Being 2 ready to go. That’s the next project.”
On Like Father, Like Son 2.
“We got that finished too. We’ve been recording that. We never stopped recording [for] that. We got songs we want. When we get ready to drop it, we’ll probably do that in the 4th quarter. Wayne wants to do the I am Not a Human Being 2 and I want to do my solo album too, so we’ll probably do that later on.”
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On I Can’t Feel My Face (Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana’s collaboration album.
“I don’t know. I know Juelz and Wayne talk a lot and do work a lot but that’s on them. Whatever Juelz and Wayne do we’re gonna support that. But I know the next album my son puts out is going to be I am Not a Human Being 2.”
On Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
“I just came from listening to her album. She’s grown so much as an artist. She’s so talented that this shit is scary. Like, wow she really is the female Weezy. Hands down she bad as a motherfucker. Her talents, skills, and what she done with her music and the way she is in front of a camera. She’s just so talented to be so young. It’s a brand new style. I’m just so glad she’s on our team.”
On his upcoming LP, Bigger Than Life.
“I could say its one of my best projects. We always say that but I mean you’re supposed to always get better with time/ We got so much growth, experience, and we’re surrounded by great, young talent. They make it so easy for me to do music and I’m still enjoying it. I don’t love nothing more in life—outside of God and my family—than working with this music and [turning] these youngsters into superstars.”