April 20, 2016


'Straight Outta Compton'–Inspired Cash Money Biopic on the Way

Prince Williams/WireImage
Prince Williams/WireImage

Cash Money Records co-owners/brothers Birdman and Slim made a major announcement at Brooklyn Law School on April 19, where they were guest speakers: a script for a label biopic is currently in the works. Cash Money has been met with ongoing legal battles with their artists ever since its launch in 1991, with the most notable being the saga between Lil Wayne and Birdman over unpaid royalties.

In an audio clip courtesy of XXL, Birdman states he is excited about the forthcoming script and was inspired by successful hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton:

“I think that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are geniuses for what they have done and accomplished. For them to do that [movie] 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.”

Listen to the audio:

Slim also confirmed the movie script and added:

“This is gold. 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.”

Last year, Lil Wayne filed a hefty $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money Records where he claimed the label never paid for his Tha Carter V album. Despite their ongoing feud, Weezy and Birdman hit the studio together back in January. So it will be worth seeing if the rapper will be part of this film project.