The trials, tribulations and legal misadventures of the heavyweight hip-hop label could be brought to life on film.
Cash Money Records co-owners Birdman and Slim were guest speakers at Brooklyn Law School yesterday (April 19) where they revealed that they are working on a script for a label biopic.
The label has been plagued by lawsuits from artists, producers and others over unpaid royalties since it opened in 1991, with the most high-profile case coming from the label’s flagship artist Lil Wayne.
In an audio clip obtained by XXL, Slim confirmed that he had been working on a script and declared: “There’s a lot of things that people don’t know that we went through, things that happened behind the scenes of the company, things that happened before we were with Universal. So we got a lot of stories, but the way I’m putting it together is gonna be great.”
Birdman said: “I’m excited about the script. That’s something I really want to do,” before praising Dr. Dre and Ice Cube for their work on Straight Outta Compton. “For them to do that and to make it trend-setting, they opened doors for us, and I think that what we have is way more special because we’re in modern times.”
In 2015, reports circulated that Cash Money was suing TIDAL for $50 million over their exclusive stream of Lil Wayne’s album, but the lawsuit never materialised. Would a Cash Money-penned biopic paint the label in its true colours?