Hard to believe that Paris Hilton is signed to the record label that built its empire off street-bred artists like Juvenile, B.G. and Lil Wayne, but in May it was announced that the Hilton heiress has joined Cash Money, and Birdman couldn't be more excited.
"Honestly, I don't think people know how talented Paris is. I just left from her house she was playin' me some music and we were meeting," the Cash Money CEO told MTV News last month, when taking a break from a Los Angeles recording session where he was finalizing his upcoming Rich Gang album.
The "Bling Ring" actress announced the deal back in May and hopes to have her sophomore LP out later this year. Her first album dropped in 2006, but Hilton says that this new LP will be different from her initial pop offering. "It's really going to be house music," she told Showbiz 411.
Birdman certainly has an ear for talent. Not only has he groomed Lil Wayne from a kid rapper to a global rap master, his roster boasts a lineup that includes Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes and Ace Hood. He's also recently added Limp Bizkit, Christina Milian and EDM act the Stafford Brothers into the fold and he absolutely stands by Paris.
"She got a record we're about to come out with and she's very talented. You know she's already somethin' special as an entrepreneur and everything that she do," he said. "But on the music side, I'm super excited. We all — me, Wayne, everybody — we listened to her music and she got some hits."