Cash Money Stars Ready New Albums
Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh, will release their third album, "Big Money Heavyweight," Dec. 9 via the label.Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh, will release their third album, "Big Money Heavyweight," Dec. 9 via the label. Such Cash Money artists as Lil' Wayne and TQ make guest appearances, while R. Kelly appears on "Gangsta Girl," which is No. 68 in its fourth week on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
A video for the cut can be streamed on Cash Money's official Web site. The new album is the follow-up to 2002's "Hood Rich," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally and has sold 1.2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Williams also released a 2002 solo album, "Birdman," which has sold 571,000 units.
Also returning after an extended hiatus is Cash Money rapper Juvenile, who will issue a new album, "Juve the Great," on Dec. 23. Fresh handled most of the production duties for the set, which is led by the single "In My Life." That cut is No. 19 this week on Billboard's Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.
Juvenile has not released an album since 2001's "Project English," which has sold 904,000 copies to date. The artist has been entangled in a variety of legal troubles lately, most recently when a warrant was issued for his arrest in Lawrenceville, Va., in a paternity case. In May, he won a copyright infringement suit brought against him by Jerome "DJ Jubilee" Temple, who claimed Juvenile had plagiarized his 1998 hit "Back That Azz Up."