Today's Drake post is a clip from a new interview with MTV where he addresses the Big Tymers reunion and his involvement in it. Birdman initially announced that he would be teaming up with Drizzy and Lil Wayne a couple of months ago, but now it looks like he did so without letting Drake know ahead of time. Ha! Drake caught some unnecessary heat for it and it wasn't until recently that Mannie Fresh jumped on board the reunion. Here's Drake's comments above and below.
"I didn’t get the phone call about that. But I’m sure I’ll be involved. I would’ve loved to bring the Big Tymers out [at OVO Fest], that would’ve been crazy. But maybe we’ll save that for next year. Mannie Fresh is an incredible guy and of course Birdman is one of a kind. I think I heard about it or watched some of it, and then I got people being like, ‘You’ll never be a Big Tymer, your sh– is terrible — just going off on me."
Yesterday, Mannie Fresh addressed the news that Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Drake are coming together for a new Big Tymers album. A lot of people were interested to hear what he had to say since he was not a part of the project. Welp, as you may have expected...
“It’s kinda like doing a Jackson 5 album with Boyz II Men. Two different eras, great artists, but Boyz II Men is not the Jackson 5. I don’t bash Cash Money, Birdman, or none of them. It’s really on, I’m just striving on just getting what I deserve, you know, what I put in. Honestly I think Drake is a great artist, I think Wayne is a great artist, but they not the Big Tymers.”
I’m too old to be making dis songs. I’m too wise to be making shots at anybody, but my thing is I’m a business man at the end of it. You can call it whatever you want to call it, but you can’t call it a Big Tymers album.”
I agree with Mannie... they're not the original group; they should call themselves something else. We'll see if the album even materializes as well... your thoughts?? (Below, Mannie reflects on his milestones as a Big Tymer).
On yesterday's RapFix, Lil Wayne & Birdman confirmed and revealed a few new details about their upcoming projects. Most notably, the confirmation of what came out the day before: a new Big Tymers album with Drake. Birdman says Mannie Fresh will not be involved, however.
Also, Wayne says he still plans to drop the love song album, Devol, and Jae Millz, Lil Chuckee and T-Rone conclude the show with some new bars. Watch above and below!
Lil Wayne spoke with MTV today, hinting at a possible reunion of the Big Tymers for a new album with none other than Drake. "There should be a lot in between there," Wayne told MTV News of what will come between now and his final LP. "It's no time soon." MTV hints at more details to come in tomorrow's edition of RapFix when Tunechi, Birdman, and Rich Gang come through.