Cash Money CEO replaces producer with Lil Wayne and Drake.
Loyal Cash Money fans will be excited to know that a new Big Tymers album is on the way, but it won't be what they're used to. The original pairing of Birdman and Mannie Fresh has been retooled for the new school.
On the latest episode of MTV's RapFix Live, Sway traveled to Miami to catch up with Birdman, Lil Wayne and other members of the YMCMB click. When asked of Fresh being involved in the first Big Tymers album since 2003's Big Money Heavyweight, the Cash Money CEO replied, "Nah, not at all."
Instead, the Big Tymers' re-up will be expanded to a trio comprised of Stunna, Weezy and Drake. Of the three, Drizzy might be the most excited. "You can't' even tell him an idea," Wayne said of his protégé. "I just told him that we were thinking about it, and he just hit me and said, 'We're lookin' for some music today.'"
With the clock ticking on his retirement from rap, the Big Tymers album will be one of a few projects Wayne has simmering. The 30-year-old vowed to quit the game after he delivers Tha Carter V, in addition to a sequel to the Birdman collaborative LP Like Father, Like Son, and a love album aptly titled Devol — or "loved" spelled backwards.
Wayne's also keeping and eye on his health these days, telling Sway that he's "100 percent," after suffering numerous seizures, the most recent of which was last week. "I don't know that it happens," he explained. "It's just a regular day, I go to sleep and wake up in the hospital, I don't feel anything. I just hopes it stops happening."
In March, Wayne revealed that he has epilepsy, a neurological disorder that causes seizures.
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