It was a shock to most of the music world when it was announced that Cash Money Records, the company responsible for superstars like Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, would be signing American heiress, Paris Hilton. With Paris Hilton’s recent lack of attention and Cash Money Records’ mildly controversial actions, this summer will determine if the pairing is truly a match made in heaven.
Paris Hilton made her first move into the music world in 2006 with the release of her first album, Paris, to widely mixed critical reception. The album rocketed its way to the top of the charts, but some critics remained unswayed, considering the album to be distracted and boring. While other critics felt the album was fresh and fun, there’s no denying that some of its initial success piggybacked on Hilton’s popularity at the time. When the album was released, Hilton was not only a reality tv star, but had published books, branded apparel, and anything else she could attach her name to. Paris Hilton was a household name and her deal with Cash Money Records is an attempt to make her big comeback.
Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams of Cash Money Records says the opposite of what most people are assuming: the heiress is actually talented. “She played us music, and I was taken aback. I was impressed by her music, and I didn’t know she could sing so well.” He says. With her album set to release this summer, it’s interesting to consider whether or not this is Cash Money Records attempt to gain another big star or to push aside the stars and troubles they already have. Many of Cash Money Records’ stars, including Wendy Day, Manny Fresh, and Turk, have reportedly never been paid while artists like Busta Rhymes and Mystikial have had their album releases put on hold.
But whatever the true reason for signing Paris Hilton will either come to light or soon fade away when her sophomore, EDM album releases later this summer.Google+