Weezy’s father-figure and one of the founding members of Cash Money records covers the June issue of XXL Mag. Speaking on his extremely successful career in the music industry, Baby’s cover story revolves around his longevity and keen business sense. Here’s a snippet of the Birdman vernacular.

“When I look around, through my years and my time, you know, the game, it was a lot in the field, a lot of people doing it,” he says. “And I look around, and it’s like, where the fuck did everybody go? I ain’t never understood that, but the game like that sometimes, that muthafucka’s gon’ keep ya or it’s gon’ leave ya. It’s all on you.”

“Honestly, I gave him the floor,” Baby says of Weezy. “He wanted it. I been with him since he was seven years old, eight years old. I been in his life all of his life, and he was like, “Let me handle, it.” At the time, me as an artist, losing my sister and everything I was going through personally, I was just like, ‘Go ahead, I’ma just support what you gon’ do. You can handle it.’ And I took a step back. Probably was the smartest move I ever made in my life was to let him go ‘head.”

The issue hits newsstands on June 7.

New music from E-40 & Birdman, plus footage of Weezy, Bow Wow and their boss in the studio after the jump…

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