I was scanning through the headlines over at GlobalGrind.com and I just wanted to chime in on something I saw. Birdman of Cash Money Records, has announced to do a Big Tymers Reunion but instead of Mannie Fresh, he will substitute Drake and Lil Wayne. After I paused for a moment to think about how ridiculous this would be, I read through the 16 Reasons that GlobalGrind listed and although I agree, I wanted to weigh in on a couple of them.
Click on the link below to read their post:
16 Reasons Why There Can't Be A Big Tymers Reunion Without Mannie Fresh (PHOTOS) | Global Grind
What I have to say first about this is "Why Birdman, Why?" You seem like a progressive dude and certainly one of Hiphop's Cash Kings so why would you try to reach into the past to create a group without one of the group's founding members. If I'm correct, there were two of you: Birdman and Mannie Fresh. How can you have a 100% reunion without 50% of the participants?
Secondly, Drake and Lil Wayne? Birdman, is this a publicity stunt? These two guys have their own lanes and even though the album will probably be hot, neither one these guys is one of they original members so it wouldn't be a reunion. Again, it would be something totally new.
Lastly, who's gonna do the beats? Mannie Fresh is a monster on the beats and he contributed to 90% of the beats on the all of the Big Tymers records. Mannie is one of the best producers in the game.
It sounds like a gimmick to me but hey, its business right?
Let's Make It Happen!!!
Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist