Five Country Artists That Cash Money Should Consider Signing

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    Five Country Artists Cash Money Should Consider Signing
    It seems like, recently, every month brings a new Cash Money signing. Of course, some have been rap acts, like Busta Rhymes and Mystikal. Birdman isn’t boxing himself in, though. The Williams Empire has inked singer T Lopez, <em>American Idol</em> contestant Chris Richardson and R&B vet Christina Milian to the ever-expanding roster. To top it off, last week, rock band Limp Bizkit was added to the Cash Money squad. Though it seemed a bit out of left field, Birdman has previously voiced a desire to touch all genres and run all of music. To help achieve that goal, here are five country acts that Baby should consider bringing to the label. —<em>XXL Staff</em>
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    <h2>Nicki Minaj</h2>Especially when Nicki was in her poppy phase (a la "Starships"), she and Taylor got chummy at awards shows.
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    Willie Nelson
    If it were possible to sign a country act to Cash Money and <em>add</em> credibility, it would be by bringing Willie Nelson aboard. The 78-year-old is a true OG, with more than half a century in the game and a background as a proponent of marijuana reform. The other Mr. Long Hair Don’t Care, Mr. Nelson is not afraid to enter the hip-hop world as evident in his two songs with Snoop Dogg twice. Roll one up.
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    Tim McGraw
    Who better to bring to the label than someone who has already proven an ability to sing with rappers? McGraw did just that back in 2004, with his top 3 hit, “Over and Over,” alongside Nelly. Even though the song was more country than rap— as Nelly carried a tune throughout—it showed McGraw’s openness to experiment. At almost 45 years old, McGraw could benefit from, say, a Lil Wayne guest spot. Eiei oh oh!
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    Blake Shelton
    Shelton may have been known only in the world of country music for the majority of his career, but now that he’s appearing on NBC every week as a judge for <em>The Voice</em>, he’s steadily becoming a household name. If he joined Cash Money, Shelton could bring his résumé of <em>Billboard</em> country chart-toppers. But he could also bring the label into mainstream America’s living room through <em>The Voice</em>, while also using it as a breeding ground for future signings. Take that Christina Aguilera.
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    The Band Perry
    From signing a preteen Lil Wayne to inking deals for Lil Twist and Lil Chuckee before they were old enough to vote, Baby has shown an affinity to locking in fresh talent. The Band Perry aren’t quite that young, but after securing the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year award at the 2011 Country Music Awards and a nomination for a Best New Artist at the Grammys earlier this month, they’re still on the way up. Da Band have nothing on Perry.

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  • crunkatlanta

    but really – would any of these artist want to go with CASH MONEY…

  • Roman

    Willy is the only.

  • Igotacos

    I think xxl just named all the country singers they know

    • Louie

      Lmao seriously seems like it @Louietrax

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  • JamesARcomedy

    How bout LIL FLIP and Craig Mack!

  • Not a hater just a fan with a honest critique

    an already big time country singer wouldn’t sign to cash money taylor swift tim mgraw blake shelton yeah right what about jason aldean he did that song with luda. it would be cool if they signed a country singer though but it would have to be a up an coming person that no one knows yet

  • Tha Dawg

    lol as if the song with tim mcgraw and nelly was good in any way shape or form…

  • G/code

    Baby got only 3 artist he know can turn a profit wayne,nicki, drake and they time is running out .Busta is like a washed up boxer, Limp bizkit is just limp and Baby know this this last call for these artist and Bow wow cant even make a hit ppl dont see him as a grown man ,Mystikal is washed up to he been gone to long and the rest of them young cats aint worth mentioing Baby going robbed them put them in some fucked up contracts because they was broke when they got them and when done they will there broke its tax write off for baby and slim they invest just a little and come out ahead / themcountry entertainers dont need him and who ever wrote this article is smoking some good puff puff pass

  • AHAhaaa

    aha XXLmag is clowning birdman hard!! Of course everybody is taking this post serious. SMH.

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    Get it done Birdman

  • Don j

    Hold on…mystikal aint washed up as long as his lyrics raw and the flow flame…dont hate on age…and for the country thing uh….maybe…drake ok…nicki is like eminem wit here flows and wayne gud with his wordplay

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