It’s been almost two years since Tyga went through a public falling out with his label YMCMB after airing out his frustrations with the label holding artists’ albums and royalties hostage.
This led him to leak his last album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty independently and concentrate on mixtapes and collaborations with Chris Brown in the meantime.
He wasn’t alone in his issues with Cash Money CEO Birdman, though.
Months after making his initial statements, Lil Wayne joined Tyga by filing a $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money, ordering them to release his long-awaited album Tha Carter V and pay him a bunch of money owed over the last 10-plus years of his career.
Due to loyalty towards Lil Wayne, Tyga is hanging on to the Young Money name as he tries to buy his way out of his janky contract, which is keeping his career in limbo.
But now that he’s less concentrated on how to keep Kylie Jenner around, it looks like Tyga is back to the music and starting things off with a bang.
His new track “Cash Money” lyrically lists his grievances with Cash Money over a club-ready beat with a chorus highlighting Birdman’s sketchy payment plans:
The song finds Tyga speaking out on how he was never paid by the label, but still managed to provide for himself and remain relevant.
While taking shots at Cash Money, he manages to reference flows from the label’s most popular songs.
A stand-out line from the track is directed straight at brewing situation between Cash Money and many of the signees including Lil’ Wayne says
“I’m a hot boy, shout out Weezy baby / If your man is loyal, n—a you should pay him.”
Tyga also mentions how Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter V album is in limbo at the label, saying
“I’m a hot boy, free B.G. / Free Tha Carter V let the streets eat.”
Listen to the track below