Report: Drake Using New 'Album' As Way Out Of Cash Money
February 19, 2015 at 6:51 AM (PT)
While the pundits argue whether DRAKE's new album, "If You're Reading This It's Too Late," is actually an album, the performer himself is reportedly using its surprise release last FRIDAY to get out of his deal with CASH MONEY RECORDS, according to today's NEW YORK POST. The new album -- or whatever one wants to call the studio-created "mix-tape" -- went to #1 on the album chart this week. DRAKE's fourth full-length release came out in advance of another announced album, "Views From The 6," which will supposedly hit retail later this year.
DRAKE reportedly signed a deal with LIL WAYNE's CASH MONEY imprint, YOUNG MONEY, back in 2009 for a $2 million advance. Since then, he has released three (now four) chart-topping albums and 10 #1 hip-hop singles.
Labelmate LIL WAYNE recently filed a $51 million lawsuit against the beleaguered WILLIAMS brothers' label. Last month, WAYNE's law suit accused the label of short-changing him on royalties; He wants to take DRAKE, NICKI MINAJ and others to a new venture.
The lyrics to a new song on the album are telling: “Envelopes coming in the mail/Hoping for a check again/Ain’t no telling.”