Birdman Shares Some Sound Advice For Artists Looking At Early Retirement
Birdman recently had a chat with Complex Magazine about how he’d go about early retirement. The rapper-turned-mogul told the publication that it isn’t smart how artists can have a whole load of money one day and nothing the next. The driving force behind Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake’s success feels that musicians should learn how to survive in the business world...
He said: "I’ve been content with what we’ve made and what we got. On some reality shit, we have to better [ourselves] as artists. How some people have it today and don’t have it tomorrow, we have to do better than that as a team and survive long term in this business. A lot of this came and went and niggas be financially fucked up.
"That’s something I try to preach to [my team]: niggas got to be right. Niggas got to be smart with their money. Try to do things the proper way and make cautious investments. Put it up however you do it but, when it’s said and done, you can’t be one of them niggas with nothing because that ain’t going to make no sense."
He added: "I’ve never had a vacation in my life. My friends tell me all the time, 'Man, take a break.' I would like one day to be able to sit back and enjoy life without having every day be all business. I do all day business and I love it, I don’t want to do nothing else. I’m in love with what I do. I’m passionate about success, so I can’t see past not doing what we’re doing."
Words: Liz Black
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)