On Wednesday, January 22, Young Money officially kicked off the countdown until their second compilation album, “Young Money: The Rise Of An Empire”, drops on March 11.
The first single off the album is called “We Alright” and is extra special because it features YM newcomer Euro, who was also featured prominently on Wayne’s Dedication 5. “We Alright” also features YM legends Birdman and Weezy.
Check out what Cortez Bryant, Lil Wayne and Birdman had to say about the release of the new album below.
Young Money Entertainment Chief Operating Officer [COO] Cortez Bryant comments, “This compilation is a very special release for the label. We Are Young Money helped launch the careers of our first generation of acts with Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga. Even though we’ve been honored with accolades as a company, our hunger hasn’t diminished or dwindled. We’re hungrier than ever, and we’re still building. That goes hand-in-hand with the titleYoung Money: Rise Of An Empire. We’re not going anywhere. We don’t plan on stopping—ever. Our goal is the expansion of this Empire with the next generation of kings and queens ruling.”
Co-CEO and Co-Founder Birdman adds, “This release will showcase the Platinum-selling artists you know and love, such as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Tyga, as well as celebrate our up and coming artists who will surely become your new favorites. This album is an excellent family effort and will be alighting radio airwaves across the globe!”
Young Money Entertainment CEO Lil Wayne exclaims, “There’s nothing like it when the whole family gets together in the studio. YMCMB is stronger than ever, and everybody was truly on fire. We’re all blessed to be a part of this incredible Empire as it continues to thrive. I can’t wait for what’s next. Keep watching.”
How do you think the first single, “We Alright”, sets the tone for the rest of the album?