The music industry is a cutthroat business and often times it takes ample amounts of cash to maneuver around it.
Money Man Recalls Paying Birdman $250K To Exit Cash Money Records Contract Published on: Nov 17, 2020, 4:02 PM by 0 The music industry is a cutthroat business and often times it takes ample amounts of cash to maneuver around it. Atlanta native Money Manlearned that the hard way when he signed a deal with Bryan Birdman Williamsand Cash Money Records in 2018 only to leave eight months later. During a recent interview with Say Cheese, the 34-year-old Boss Up rapper explained he ended up paying Birdman $250,000 to get out of his Cash Money contract. We didnt do no tapes, no albums, he said of his time with Cash Money. I released it , but it was on my side. They wasnt trippin on that. What made me leave that muthafucka? I wanted to just do it on my own. I didnt want to be in that situation I didnt want to be in that major label system over there Im trying to own my shit I wanted to be accessible. Not like I gotta talk to somebody through lawyers and shit like that. I need to be able to talk to you personally. They just told me to give em double what they gave me. So I just went ahead and did that. I had it. I was doing show, I was doing crazy shows. I stay doing shows. Then I was eatin from music so whatever extra I had, music was on top of that. Money Man understands his situation is atypical most artists have to fight to get their masters back from a major label. Some people be getting into something they dont got enough to pay their way out of, he continued. I make sure I know, like I said, I know how to work money. If I get into something, I know how to be like, Aight, if this goes south, I can just get out of this with that. I can fix it with this cause thats all thats understood with that music shit money.