Perhaps this is what Birdman was planning on talking about before that Breakfast Club interview went awry. He has two projects dropping this summer.
Birdman is shaping up for a busy summer 2016. He is releasing both a solo album and another Rich Gang album back-to-back.
Ms. Gladys is Birdman‘s first solo album since 2009’s Priceless. During a recent speaking engagement at Brooklyn Law School, Birdman revealed that the album will not feature the usual suspects from his Cash Money roster.
“My solo album is gon; be me. I might have one feature which will be my little bro, Ralo,” said the Cash Money CEO. “I ain’t going to have no other feature on my solo album.”
Last week the New Orleans rapper released a video for “Ms. Gladys” featuring Neno Calvin.
The album, named after his late mother, is slated to be released on June 24.
The artist formerly known as Baby also released more details on the next Rich Gang compilation, Rich Gang 2: The Lifestyle.
The compilation is the follow up to the 2013 Rich Gang compilation that featured a who’s who list of Hip-Hop artists including Future, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, T.I., Chris Brown, Meek Mill and Yo Gotti. In 2014 Birdman released the Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt.1 mixtape featuing Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan that spawned the hit “Lifestyle.”
Birdman promises that Rich Gang 2: The Lifestyle will be done in similar fashion with appearances from Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Jacquees and Jay Soul.
These two projects could signal a make-or-break scenario for Birdman and Cash Money. Currently fighting lawsuits multiple lawsuits over royalties and his public image taking a hit, the success of these albums are key for CMB’s future.