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Baby A.K.A. Birdman
Baby A.K.A. Birdman

Brian "Baby" Williams (born February 15, 1969) also known as The Birdman and #1 Stunna, is an eminent entertainment mogul and entrepreneur, including being a record executive, producer, performer and rapper. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Williams and his brother, Ronald Williams, own the hip-hop label Cash Money Records. Under the moniker Baby, Williams recorded a number of albums with producer Mannie Fresh as The Big Tymers and performed as one of his own label's most prominent solo acts after the departures of Juvenile, B.G., and Turk. January 2006 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 31 January 2006 (Tuesday) U.S. President George W. Bush delivers the State of the Union Address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate). ... Image File history File links Babybirdman. ... Image File history File links Babybirdman. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... In the early years of the phonograph in the late 19th century, the music industry was dominated by the publishers of sheet music. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Cash Money Records is a successful hip hop music subsidiary of the Universal Motown Records Group, based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Mannie Fresh (born Byron Thomas on March 20, 1974), aka Freshly Snipes, aka Mannie Glover, is the former in-house producer for the successful New Orleans-based record label Cash Money Records. ... The Big Tymers are an American hip hop duo, one of the popular acts on New Orleans record label Cash Money Records. ... Juvenile (born Terius Gray on March 25, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) is an African American gangsta rapper. ... BG or bg can refer to one of several things: abbreviation for background. Background image- send me the updated BG. BG Group, owners of the British Gas trademark The B.G. (The Baby Gangsta), an rapper formerly of the Cash Money label. ...


Williams and his brother Ronald founded Cash Money Records in 1991. The brothers noticed how the crowds reacted to the local music and hoped a foray into the rap music scene would prove lucrative. The label quickly signed local acts Pimp Daddy and three-man crew U.N.L.V. Around this time, Williams reconnected with a local DJ, Byron "Mannie Fresh" Thomas, who had returned from California to look for production work. Mannie immediately became the Cash Money in-house producer and is noted for producing nearly all of Cash Money's songs. Williams also befriended a young Christopher "B.G." Dorsey, and signed the young rapper to his label in the mid-90's. Cash Money Records is a successful hip hop music subsidiary of the Universal Motown Records Group, based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... U.N.L.V is a New Orleans based gangsta rap crew based in New Orleans 3rd Ward, specifically representing the intersection of 6th & Barone in their hometown. ... Mannie Fresh (born Byron Thomas on March 20, 1974), aka Freshly Snipes, aka Mannie Glover, is the former in-house producer for the successful New Orleans-based record label Cash Money Records. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ... BG or bg can refer to one of several things: abbreviation for background. Background image- send me the updated BG. BG Group, owners of the British Gas trademark The B.G. (The Baby Gangsta), an rapper formerly of the Cash Money label. ...


Pairing B.G. with another young artist, Lil Wayne, the label released their group effort, "True Story". The label achieved more commercial success when Williams signed on noted local rapper Juvenile and New-Comers and Turk. Juvenile, B.G., Lil' Wayne and Turk in turn formed the quarter super group Hot Boys and began touring. Bullet soon left the label, but Williams managed to continue developing his stable of artists and proved himself to be a savvy businessman when he inked a distribution deal with Universal records, worth over $30 million (which, among other things, allowed Cash Money to retain control of their master recordings). Cash Money Records subsequently grew in leaps and bounds with a succession of hits that included Juvenile's Ha, Back That Azz Up and B.G.'s Bling Bling. The Big Tymers (which consisted of Williams and Manny Fresh rapping) were formed as well, primarily because Manny had produced a prodigious number of tracks and the label did not want them to go to waste. Lil Wayne on the cover of his 2005 album Tha Carter II Lil Wayne born Dwayne Michael Carter on (September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana) (aka Weezy F. Baby, Birdman Jr. ... The word juvenile has several meanings: A juvenile is an individual organism that has not yet reached its adult form, maturity or size. ... Lil Wayne was one of the Hot Boys, an American rap group associated with Cash Money Records. ... The Hot Boys were an American hip hop group, active from 1997 to 2001, and collectively made up of the most popular performers on the New Orleans-based record label Cash Money Records. ... Universal Music Group (UMG), formerly MCA Music Entertainment (see Music Corporation of America), is the largest major label in the record industry. ... The Big Tymers are a successful U.S. hip hop duo, one of the popular acts on New Orleans record label Cash Money Records. ...


Controversy arose within the label when several artists, including Juvenile, questioned Williams about their financial situation, which had apparently remained fairly stagnant while the label enjoyed huge success. Charges were raised that Baby was defrauding his artists and using their proceeds to fund the label as well as his own lavish spending habits. Around the same time, more sinister rumors emerged about Williams; on B.G.'s song Made Man, Williams (as rapper Baby) bragged about "putting the nigga to sleep" and "putting change in his feet," alluding to long-running rumors of his connection to distributing heroin and playing a role in the death of U.N.L.V's Albert "Yella Boi" Thomas. Thomas had previously angered Williams by putting bullet holes in some of the executive's prized vehicles. The other major rumor was that the wealthy Williams actively fostered both B.G. and Turk's heroin addiction in order to keep them in check and attached to the label. The word juvenile has several meanings: A juvenile is an individual organism that has not yet reached its adult form, maturity or size. ... Heroin or diacetylmorphine (INN) is a semi-synthetic opioid. ... Addiction is a compulsion to repeat a behaviour regardless of its consequences. ...


Following continued questions of fraud in 2001, Juvenile, B.G. and Turk all left the label, leaving Cash Money with just Lil' Wayne and the Big Tymers. In response, which he admitted in interviews was out of self-preservation, the millionaire Williams adopted the "Birdman" moniker and began taking rap more seriously, releasing several platinum-selling albums with the Big Tymers. His own solo album was extremely profitable as well, as "Birdman Volume 1" subsequently went gold. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Lil Wayne was one of the Hot Boys, an American rap group associated with Cash Money Records. ... The Big Tymers are a successful U.S. hip hop duo, one of the popular acts on New Orleans record label Cash Money Records. ...


In 2003, Juvenile returned to the label for one final album. That same year, the already-wealthy Williams renewed the label's deal with Universal, this time for $100 million dollars. Williams has been known for flaunting his wealth, including wearing large amounts of flashy jewelry, designer clothes and driving exotic customized automobiles (his car fleet numbers around 30). He has signed an unprecedented five endorsement and product label contracts with various companies, including a partnership with shoemaker Lugz and endorsements for Sean John Clothing Limited, Jacob the Jeweler, and Aire Watch Co. USA. His contract with Lugz has allowed them to release six different lines of footwear, under the branch "Birdman - Lugz". These shoes have sold seven million pairs since their release in 2004, earning the Birdman more than $80 million alone. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Of the rappers who once toured with Cash Money, also worth noting is Young Buck who rapped in a group called Head Bussa and is now a member of 50 Cent's G-Unit after losing a deal with AfterShock Records from Southern Maryland. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ...


Williams currently resides in a gated community in a portion of New Orleans known as EastOver. He came out with the single "Neck of the Woods" featuring his surrogate son Lil' Wayne in 2005. Wayne is now President of Cash Money, while Williams remains owner and CEO. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Albums

  • 2002 "Birdman" #24 US (Certified: Gold)
  • 2005 "Fast Money" #9 US (Certified: Platinum)

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Brian "Baby" Williams (born February 15, 1969) is an eminent entertainment mogul, including being a record executive, producer, entrepreneur, and rapper.
Under the moniker Baby, also known as The Birdman, Williams recorded a number of albums with producer Mannie Fresh as The Big Tymers and performed as one of his own label's most prominent solo acts after the departures of Juvenile, B.G., and Turk.
Charges were raised that Baby was defrauding his artists and using their proceeds to fund the label as well as his own lavish spending habits.
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