Wed 22 Jan 2014
Even with the Rich Gang album and Lil Wayne’s I Am Not a Human Being II (oh, and Drake’s Nothing Was the Same, but it feels like he’s more OVO than YMCMB these days), Young Money kept pretty quiet last year. But it appears the Cash Money crew has awoken from their slumber in 2014. Earlier today, label President Mack Maine announced a new compilation album called Young Money: Rise of an Empire, releasing on March 11. The first single — a collaboration between Lil Wayne, Birdman and Euro, the label’s newest signee who hails from Rhode Island, called “We Alright” — is already on iTunes.
Young Money: Rise of An Empire March 11th…….We Alright!
— Mack Maine (@mackmaine) January 22, 2014
Stream “We Alright” and read more on the upcoming YMCMB album below…
New Music: Lil Wayne, Birdman & Euro “We Alright” (Prod. by S-X)
“This compilation is a very special release for the label. We Are Young Money helped launch the careers of our first generation of acts with Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga. Even though we’ve been honored with accolades as a company, our hunger hasn’t diminished or dwindled. We’re hungrier than ever, and we’re still building.” — YMCMB CEO Cortez Bryant
“There’s nothing like it when the whole family gets together in the studio. YMCMB is stronger than ever, and everybody was truly on fire. We’re all blessed to be a part of this incredible Empire as it continues to thrive. I can’t wait for what’s next. Keep watching.” — Lil Wayne
Young Money: Rise of an Empire will feature appearances from Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Birdman, Tyga, Christina Milian, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, Lil Twist and more artists on the heavy-loaded record label. Drake’s “Trophies” will also be included on the album.