Cash Money Records, a label infamous for its in-house drama, has teamed up with Goldman Sachs, an investment bank infamous for its housing-crisis opportunism and government conflicts of interest. It’s a pairing that sort of makes sense, in that both sides are renowned for screwing people over, but this time their hearts at least appear to be in the right place.
Tomorrow, the label hosts a Food Packing Party at New Home Full Gospel Ministries in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is partnered with Goldman Sachs, and is centered around NBA All-Star Weekend. It’s a charity deal where the label’s stars will prep supplies for distribution to local food banks. More than 200 volunteers from various community organizations are slated to pack enough food for 50,000 people, according to a press release. The event specifically aims to help those recently affected by the devastating tornado in East New Orleans. It’s part of a string of shows and soirees this weekend, celebrating the label’s two-plus decades of existence.
“It’s our 20-year anniversary as a major label distributed through Republic Records/UMG and we wanted to celebrate this milestone by giving back as much as we can during 2017,” Cash Money’s Roland “Slim” Williams said in a statement. “We’ve done the Turkey Giveaway for the past 20 years, but we felt like we could do more. All-Star Weekend provided a wonderful opportunity to invite some friends down and do some good. We’re very thankful to Goldman Sachs for joining us.”
Among the giving that will be done, Birdman recently posted on Instagram that he’ll put out 500 unreleased Cash Money tracks this year.
While that might not happen, Birdman definitely has a record with Young Thug coming out April 15, under the Rich Gang moniker. It’s the second installment of the mixtape series, this one titled Rich Gang II: Lifestyles. One track’s already out:
On Monday, former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin was confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury. With Trump finding just about every person he could from Goldman to populate his thick-as-thieves cabinet, it’s a surprise there’s anyone left to network with rappers. SPIN has reached out to Cash Money for further comment.