Cash Money Records co-founder Baby has confirmed recent reports of a joint tour with his record label and Lil Wayne’s Young Money camp will begin later this month.
In addition to the tour, Birdman also updated fans on the status of Young Money’s Drake and Nicki Minaj.
“Drake is in the studio,” Baby said in an interview with DJ Semtex. “We got a tour starting, a Cash Money/Young Money tour starting December 17th and that’s with everybody. Kevin Rudolf, Jay Sean, myself, the whole Young Money camp, just the whole squad and Nicki has a new album coming out at the top of the year and Drake’s new singles and new album coming out the first quarter. I’m excited about that. And we got Bow Wow coming out, Kevin Rudolf and everything that we doing right now.” (DJ Semtex TV)
Young Money’s Gudda Gudda previously hinted at a tour taking place this month.
“Definitely got a tour starting, supposed to be anywhere in between the 10th and the 14th of next month,” he explained in an interview. “Its a Young Money/Cash Money tour. I ain’t even catch the dates on it yet, I just know we goin’ out on tour, when the albums drop. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be either as big or bigger [than last summer’s tour.] We don’t take two steps back, you know every time we do something we try to keep moving forward, more progress every time we do something. So, definitely might be either bigger, if not on the same level as one of the others. But its definitely gonna be a big tour.” (New Lil Wayne)
Initially slated for December 15th, Baby recently said the Rebirth and We Are Young Money albums have been pushed back.
“*ATTN RT TO ALL LILWAYNE ‘REBIRTH’ AND THE YM ALLSTARS ALBUM HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO DEC 22..CMB/YM,” Baby wrote via Twitter on Thursday (November 19). “RT @ceelowthegr8t: attn rt this lil wayne ‘rebirth’ and the young money allstars has been pushed back to Dec 22… ‘PRICELESS’ NOV 23 ‘ALL OR NOTHING’ @JAYSEAN….COP DAT YM/CMB.” (Baby’s Twitter)
Wayne’s tour profits for 2008 to 2009 placed him ahead of both Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Seventy-eight Lil Wayne headlining arena and amphitheater concerts in North America from Dec. 14, 2008, through Sept. 6, 2009, grossed approximately $42 million and drew nearly 804,000 fans, according to Lil Wayne tour producer and tour business manager Shawn Gee. The second highest-grossing rap tour that Billboard has tracked was Jay-Z’s 2008 jaunt with Mary J. Blige, which grossed $34.6 million and drew 310,694 concertgoers to 28 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. Kanye West’s 2008 Glow In the Dark tour comes in third, having pulled in $30.8 million from 49 concerts that attracted 507,853 fans. (Billboard)
Check out Baby’s interview with DJ Semtex below: