The YMCMB boss still believes in the power of his talent and has the record sales to back it up , but these days his focus is directed towards the cultivation of the acts on the roster , said during an edition of SXSW interview CRWN the journalist Elliott Wilson series last Friday ( March 17).
When asked directly why he stopped singing his own praises Weezy replied, “Because I'm awesome, plain and simple artists 'm not trying to outshine everyone. . .”
2005 is when he launched his YMCMB imprint under the umbrella of his record company, cash, and since the signing of the likes of Drake and Nicki Minaj. “Then," he continued,” I do not have that [amazing artist to consider]," he said. “So when I say so, I was like ' I do not care who was on the microphone.” Now I have artists that I feel like,' I want you to be better than me. ' "
YMCMB has the highest priority, reiterated. “I want everyone to feel like they are the best at what they do. It's like I said, it is not now, and it’s about them. Was about us. "
Drizzy and Minaj have been sold collectively over 10 million albums in just a handful of years. Gambling two unknown artists worth, however, Wayne was not worried about the return. He was attracted by Drizzy due to two main reasons, he said.
“His talent, obviously, that's what I want. Not to mention that is a wonderful person, but this is music, this is what we do. All the other things that come with other things, but as you can see I did not care about things like that. I'm just an artist. Just want to enjoy my music and nothing else. Did not I hope you enjoy my lifestyle? Did not I hope you can enjoy what I do off the mic stage or outside. "
By signing Minaj, Wayne stated that he did not feel attracted to her because he was a rapper . " Nicki was being , that's what I found ," recalled the native of New Orleans. "That was without the glitz and glamor When I first heard the two and the first four bars , it was not ' She better than any rapper rapping ; ' . Rap better than her previous rappers. " .
Weezy said even reach Kendrick Lamar , whom he called a rap "beast." "I'm not about to jump in here to talk about ' I'm the best . " I do not need anyone coming to my neck , "he promised .
Elsewhere in the interview, Drake said Lamar and do not really have any real meat and let out another gem from a " Triple OG " in the game . "I know what I've done ," he said . "I know what I did , I know I can do ... and they do it well. "
Wayne 's next album , Tha Carter V , will be his last solo , he said . The LP that will be released on May 5.