All the news and rumors surrounding YMCMB and their recent signings has to make you really wonder how many artists will actually “live up to the hype” of the label once their projects get released. Can that much attention be dispersed throughout all of the projects to give them a fair shot at achieving success??? Only time will tell.
In an AllHipHop.com interview a while back, Birdman revealed, “Well, we got a big roster coming next year. Nicki’s coming out…Tyga, Twist, Bow Wow, myself, Kevin Rudolph, Jay Sean. Wayne got another album, everybody. I mean, we’re gonna drop 10 to 14 albums in the first six months of the year, so everybody’s cocked and loaded. It’s all about the music first, and everything else comes after that. It’s music with us and then whatever else.”
Well, it looks like Birdman LOWERED the anty to XXL, recently announcing his plans to drop 15+ albums this year, beginning with last week’s release of Tyga’s Careless World: Rise of the Last King which is set to debut with over 80,000 copies sold which is not a terrible look for the “Rack City” creator.
He stated, “We’re a brand and we don’t want to be categorized as one type of brand.”
Up next is Lil Twist’s Don’t Get It Twisted and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which will both drop this spring, as will Birdman’s fifth studio album, Bigger Than Life and Bow Wow’s new project Underrated, so for the time being it’s all Rap-related for YMCMB at least until summertime.
Then you’ve got Busta Rhymes, Mystikal, newly signed artists Christiana Milian, Limp Bizkit, and the rumored signing of Ashanti. Mix that in with Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being 2 and a possible new album from Drake and it’s going to be a busy year.
How many more artists will ink with YMCMB this year, and which of their upcoming releases are you looking forward to most? Which are destined to fail? Will anyone besides Weezy, Nicki, and Drake really make any loot???? Questions!!!