Numbers don’t lie. I don’t give a fuck about that. Right now we’re going through a major problem because I have so many singles. In my family, it was already in their head for me to eventually go there. I did that and in less than a year, I made one of the biggest songs the label had and sold a lot of units — over 800,000 to be exact. That’s what you have managers and lawyers for. I feel like I have to start back over because I have to prove it to them again. I’m excited about the summer. “And, I’m cool with that because me coming from last year, I feel like I earned everyone’s respect. A few months after that, that’s when both of them collectively took me to the home team. We weren’t able to put it together then. Fuck what they talken about. Questions regarding his label status came up after a Billboard interview with Birdman last February revealed that Mr. “One of my cousins worked for Mannie Fresh when I was a kid. Let them handle the business. “Sometimes when you do business, you have different opinions in the way we see things and sometimes, things aren’t meant to work. It’s kind of hard to choose which one it’s going to be right now. This year, I wanted to break some new talent.”
HipHopDX Associate Producer Ural Garrett spoke with Young Greatness about leaving Quality Control and lessons he learned from his time there. His breakout single “Moolah” earned him a gold plaque, he toured opening for Kevin Gates, and he even found himself being co-managed by Akon. “You know Drake, Nicki [Minaj], Wayne coming with their projects. Theodore Jones was now signed with Cash Money. They just wanted to see somebody from the city win. “People can say what they want, they talked about Jesus. They put up major numbers and their artists are the number one artists in the game. “First of all, there’s no ill will between me, Coach K and P so let’s just clear that out,” said Young Greatness. Birdman this and Cash Money that. Then, the New Orleans rapper just disappeared. That shit really don’t matter. I was always the one who never gave a fuck about what people say. So, this time I’m going to shove it in their face even harder. Cash Money was one of the labels that set the tone for the whole rap game and you can never deny history. It’s about what’s on black and white. I came in and did numbers. You can never question God’s judgment.”
But he didn’t leave the Atlanta-based label without learning anything. “As a label on a whole, it’s an excellent label to be on,” he said. That’s what molded me into who I am today.”
Speaking of his new home at Cash Money, he said talks of his move to the label began while he was at QC. You just stick to being a great artist and putting out good content.”
Enjoying a new label home and plans to release a new project in the upcoming months appropriately titled Bloody Summer, expect Young Greatness to be working overtime with his career refresh. It’s a great play off of ‘Moolah.’ So be ready.” “They have a lot of talent over there. “It was already genetically there,” he explained. Once things appeared to the public that things were kind of shaky with my situation. “To be honest with you, I feel like I’m starting all the way over,” he said. That’s what I did.
Despite Cash Money churning out some of music’s greatest artists both past and present, the label hasn’t had the best reputation in the last several years, including the high-profile rift between Lil Wayne and Birdman. “At the end of the day numbers don’t lie,” he said. They were willing to work with them to go further considering the fact that I was from New Orleans. It was their vision for me. Hollywood – Being on the same label as Migos and Lil Yachty, Young Greatness was looking to have the same crossover success following his run in 2016. God has his own plan for you. I feel like with that situation, it wasn’t God’s plan for me. I choose my own path with my career. Regardless, that didn’t matter to Young Greatness. It might be this record I got called “We Rollin.” It’s real big and a nice summer record. That’s one of the biggest things I learned was in competition, you have to focus on what you have to do and not what the next person is doing. I was actually still on Quality Control at the time. You going to get a lot from me this summer. “We got new artists like The Money Man, Young Greatness,” Birdman told Billboard. Slim reached out before Baby and wanted to talk to me about my situation. When you look at that versus the he-said/she-said, it’s about the facts. I got a lot of dope records. One thing I learned being over there was that you have to earn your keep.