For those keeping scoring, we may very well end up with a Big Tymers album, as in a real Big Tymers album. That’s based on a loose interpretation of Birdman’s recent statements.
During an interview with RapFix Live on Wednesday, Brian “Baby” Williams told Sway that he’ll be hitting the studio with former partner Mannie Fresh soon*.
“I’ve been talking to Fresh a lot. We talk every other day, we been talking about doing music; so matter of fact we gonna get in,” Birdman announced. “Me and Fresh ain’t got no problem, we never had no problem. It’s been a minute and we plan on working again.”
Maybe Williams knows what all of us know – there’s no Big Tymers without Mannie, a sentiment Fresh echoed in his interview with RapFix back in May when he referred to Big Tymers 2.0 – composed of Baby, Wayne and Drake – as attempting to remake a “Jackson 5 album with Boyz II Men.” Good but not good enough. Then there’s also Fresh’s longstanding assertion that bad business practices soured his relationship with his former label.
Oddly enough, Birdman claims that new Big Tymers wasn’t his idea in the first place, instead it was Wayne’s.
“Birdman says he tuned into that RapFix episode and he and Mannie have been working on a reunion ever since. ‘I was been tryin’ to do that, he didn’t wanna do it. I thought personally he didn’t want no part of it because it been dead. We been lettin’ it live in the grave, ain’t nobody picked it up,’ Baby explained. ‘It was Wayne’s decision to say let’s rock with this Big Tymers, besides that it’s been in the grave, nobody touched it.’”
Birdman was in New York while promoting his Rich Gang compilation, which is projected to sell a paltry 18-21K in its first week.
* — Please interpret Sway’s “wow” response to mean “Man, this n***** here be sayin’ anything.”