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Birdman Buys Justin Bieber A $2 Million Bugatti Veyron

April 8th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Birdman Buys Justin Bieber A $2 Million Bugatti Veyron
Rapper Bryan "Birdman" Williams has given his pal Justin Bieber the ultimate gift - one of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world.

The singer showed off his new acquisition, a Bugatti Veyron, on Instagram on Monday, writing: "Uncle Stunna (Birdman) luv. My first Bugatti #generosity."

The night shot shows Bieber sitting behind the wheel of the Bugatti, whose value is estimated at $2 million.

According to, the Veyron is the fastest production vehicle of all time with a top speed average of 408.47 km/h (approximately 253 MPH).

We're not sure that such a speedy gift is...

Cash Money Records founders to be honoured at BMI Awards

July 18th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rap icons Birdman and RONALD 'SLIM' WILLIAMS will be honoured with the Icon Award at the Broadcast Music, Inc. R&B/Hip-Hop Awards next month (Aug13) in New York City.

The Cash Money Records founders will be saluted for their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers".

A statement from Birdman, real name Bryan Williams, reads, "It's absolutely incredible to be honoured in this fashion. Cash Money Records is a family first and foremost, and we share this achievement with our entire team and roster. It's because of the immensely talented artists we're blessed to work wit...

Limp Bizkit & Lil Wayne Single Drops Next Week

March 3rd, 2012 10:30am EST
Limp Bizkit
Rockers Limp Bizkit are wasting no time in making the most of their new deal with Cash Money Records - they're releasing a new single with the label's biggest act, Lil Wayne, next week.

The collaboration, "Ready To Go," will be the group's first release as rap mogul Bryan 'Birdman' Williams' new act.

Williams tells, "It'll be a great way to let the world know that Limp Bizkit is a part of us."

Limp Bizkit Joins Birdman's Record Label

February 24th, 2012 3:25pm EST
Limp Bizkit
Rockers Limp Bizkit have joined Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake by signing to hip-hop mogul Bryan 'Birdman' Williams' Cash Money Records.

The Rollin' hit-makers, fronted by Fred Durst, split from their longtime label Interscope in December due to creative differences over their latest album, Gold Cobra.

However, the group has now found itself a new home at Cash Money Records.

Rap superstar Lil Wayne broke the news to fans during an interview on New York radio station Kiss FM on Thursday night, saying, "It's like every other day I hear about somebody new signing to Cash Money... The o...

Birdman Bets $5 Million On New England Patriots To Win Super Bowl XLVI

January 24th, 2012 2:49pm EST
Lil Wayne's rap mentor Bryan 'Baby' Williams is ready to gamble big on the Super Bowl next month - he's risking $5 million on the New England Patriots winning the title.

The hip-hop mogul, also known as Birdman, is known for placing high-stakes bets on major sporting events and last year, he won $1 million after putting his faith in the Green Bay Packers beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in football's big game.

Now, he's upping the ante. Williams has revealed he's backing the Patriots to take the crown against the New York Giants via, revealing he's a big fan of Patriots runni...

Rapper Birdman Sued Over Bogus Las Vegas Concert

August 19th, 2011 3:46pm EDT
Rapper Bryan 'Baby' Williams has been caught up in a legal battle over an allegedly bogus concert deal in Las Vegas.

Lil Wayne's mentor, also known as Birdman, was reportedly booked by promoter Lana Fuchs and her company Billionaire Mafia LLC to play at Sin City's Club Eve on Wednesday.

Fuchs claims she negotiated the deal with lawyer Philip Brutus, who said he represented Williams and rap sensation Nicki Minaj. She handed over $50,000 as an advance and was due to pay an additional $25,000 following the gig after receiving a contract thought to have been signed by the hip-hop mogul.


Lil Wayne And Drake Planning A Joint Album

August 15th, 2011 4:20pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Rappers Lil Wayne and Drake are taking Jay-Z and Kanye West's lead and teaming up for a collaborative album of their own.

The Lollipop hit-maker has been instrumental in helping his protégé Drake achieve solo success and he's now pressing ahead with plans for a full project together.

Wayne's Cash Money Records boss Bryan 'Birdman' Williams tells, "Wayne and I recently talked about (the Wayne/Drake project). That's definitely going to get done."

Drake first revealed his intentions to launch a joint disc with Wayne in January.

Jay-Z and West's Watch The Throne release is ex...

Lil Wayne Hit With $15 Million Lawsuit Over 'Bedrock'

August 4th, 2011 7:59am EDT
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne has been slapped with yet another lawsuit - he is facing a $15 million legal battle over allegations he stole hit track Bedrock.

The rapper teamed up with his Young Money Entertainment artists including Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lloyd for the track, which topped the Billboard Rap Charts and reached number two in the Hot 100. The song also featured on the compilation album We Are Young Money, which shot to the top of the rap albums countdown.

Now, bosses at Done Deal Enterprises are taking legal action over the song, accusing Lil Wayne, Young Money Records and Cash Money Re...

Diddy Is The Richest Man In Hip Hop - See How Much He's Worth

March 11th, 2011 8:45am EST
Sean 'Diddy' Combs has beaten Jay-Z to the top of the latest list to find the richest man in hip-hop.

Forbes magazine editors estimate Diddy has a fortune of $475 million - just $25 million more than his rap mogul rival Jay-Z.

Dr. Dre came in a distant third with $125 million, while Birdman and 50 Cent tied for fourth with estimated $100 million fortunes.

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Birdman Launching An Oil Business

January 21st, 2010 10:12am EST
Birdman Launching An Oil Business
Rap mogul Bryan 'Birdman' Williams and his brother Ronald 'Slim' Williams are venturing away from music - the siblings have launched their own oil and gas company. The Cash Money Records co-founders have created Bronald Oil & Gas, a combination of both of their first names, which will be rolled out across America.

The rapper, also known as Baby, and his brother have begun the process of acquiring leases for areas with "the opportunity for re-entry drilling as well as new drilling opportunities."

A statement on the pair's website reads, "Bronald Oil & Gas, LLC is an independent oil an...

Lil Wayne Documentary To Be Released

November 10th, 2009 9:33am EST
Lil Wayne Documentary To Be Released
The documentary movie Lil Wayne tried to have banned has been granted an official release. The Lollipop hit-maker, real name Dwayne Carter Jr., filed a lawsuit for fraud and breach of contract against film executives at Quincy Jones III's QD3 Entertainment in April, alleging they reneged on a deal to give the star final approval of the movie, titled The Carter, before its release. Carter's representatives denounced the project as a "scandalous portrayal" of the MC and claimed it could ruin his reputation because it depicts him in a "negative light".

However, the star's attempt to block ...

Lil Wayne And Birdman In Copyright Dispute

November 1st, 2009 6:00pm EST
Lil Wayne
Rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman are facing a legal battle with a man who alleges they used his voice without permission on album tracks.

Thomas Marasciullo is suing the rappers for copyright infringement, claiming he created some "Italian-styled spoken word recordings" for them in 2006, but did not give the pair permission to use them.

Marasciullo alleges the recordings were used on a number of songs on the rappers' joint album Like Father, Like Son as well as on some tracks on Birdman's CD 5 (Star) Stunna.

The alleged copyright infringement was discovered by Marasciullo when his dau...

Lil Wayne's Million-Dollar Birthday Gift

October 13th, 2009 8:50am EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne's record boss has topped the $1 million in cash he gave the rapper for his 26th birthday - this year the superstar was treated to jewelry worth $1.2 million.

Twelve months after Cash Money Records CEO Bryan 'Birdman' Williams handed Wayne a briefcase stuffed with dollars, he has presented his protégé with a Chopard watch worth a staggering $1 million and a Chopard black diamond chain valued at $200,000.

According to Hip Hop Weekly, the pair celebrated his birthday on September 27th with the rapper's close friends and family and a cake sprinkled with diamonds.

- Click h...

Rappers And Their Sidekicks

January 7th, 2009 10:08am EST
Ever wondered why rappers need sidekicks to help them rap a song? Why do they need that extra guy hanging around in the background doing nothing of great significance? Sometimes these side guys can actually rap themselves and end up with their own solo albums, but eventually, they all seem to fail miserably and disappear. We've all seen it happen.

Mase, Loon, and Farnsworth Bentley (also known as Fonzworth Bentley)

P. Diddy, for instance, has had his share of sidekicks from Mase to Loon to Farnsworth Bentley. Mase is a perfect example of a side guy who blossomed while P. Diddy wa...

Lil Wayne Stunned By $1 Million Birthday Gift

October 9th, 2008 8:34am EDT
Lil Wayne
Birthday boy Lil Wayne was left stunned when mentor and pal Birdman handed him $1 million at his 26th birthday party in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday night.

Stars DJ Khaled and Akon looked on in amazement as the "Got Money" hitmaker opened a briefcase Birdman handed him and discovered it was full of crisp new bills.

A stunned party guest says, "Lil Wayne was left speechless. He was almost in tears when he hugged his friend. I mean, who wouldn't like $1 million as a birthday gift?"

The Club Mansion bash was a lavish affair all round - one of the party's main attractions was an ic...

Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III' is the Biggest Release of 2008

June 19th, 2008 7:30am EDT
Lil Wayne
Cash Money/Universal Motown Records multi-platinum recording artist Lil Wayne expands his dynasty with Tha Carter III. The new CD is the biggest release by far for 2008, selling over 1 Million copies it's first week, reigning #1 on Nielsen SoundScan, besting Mariah Carey's record-breaking release earlier this year. Not since 50 Cent's The Massacre in 2005 has an artist sold over 1 Million albums their first week. "This is truly a proud moment for the Cash Money family, says Cash Money co-founder Ronald 'Slim' Williams. "Lil Wayne is truly changing the game of hip-hop." Cash Money co-founder...

Cash Money Superstar Lil Wayne Serving Up Something New For The Taste Buds

April 3rd, 2008 3:28pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown recording artist Lil Wayne is gearing up to release his highly anticipated album Tha Carter III, the final in the trilogy, on May 13th.

Tha Carter III is Lil Wayne's first solo album since the release of Tha Carter II (2005) and not one to disappoint Lil Wayne is bringing a new flavor to everyone's taste buds with the release of his first single, "Lollipop," featuring Static. "Lollipop," which was produced by Jim Jonsin (T.I., T-Pain, Twista) and co-produced by Darius "Deezle" Harrison (Teena Marie & Destiny's Child), is receiving early radio spi...

Rapper Birdman Sued Over Copyright

January 4th, 2008 9:07pm EST
Rapper Birdman and his record label are to be sued over claims they have sampled other artists' music without paying the appropriate licensing fees.

The lawsuit, which was filed October 29 in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, claims Birdman owes a unspecified amount of money for the use of copyrighted songs, citing breach of contract and copyright infringement.

The lawsuit claims music on albums by Birdman - real name Bryan Williams - Lil' Wayne and the Big Tymers contain copyrighted material that Cash Money Records used without licensing agreements and without paying royalties...

Birdman Says Drug & Weapons Arrest Was Blown Out Of Proportion

November 29th, 2007 8:44am EST
Rapper Bryan 'Baby' Williams aka Birdman has hit back at reports claiming he has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges. Reports suggested Williams was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly possessing marijuana. He has also been linked to possible gun offenses.

The rapper was among 16 people detained in Kingsport, Tennessee when police raided his RV (recreational vehicle) after Williams' driver made an improper lane change. Police allegedly found large amounts of marijuana hidden in a rubbish bin and guns - but the rap star has declared that the story has been blown out of propo...

Birdman Arrested Over Drug And Gun Offenses

November 28th, 2007 9:37am EST
Rapper Birdman has been arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana and is facing a number of charges relating to possible gun offenses. The 38-year-old - real name Bryan 'Baby' Williams - was among 16 people detained in Kingsport, Tennessee on Tuesday.

Williams, a founder of Cash Money Records, was traveling in an RV (recreational vehicle) which was stopped by police following an improper lane change. However, a search of the vehicle revealed large amounts of marijuana which had reportedly been hidden in a rubbish bin, according to

The star, his wife, brother and 13 ot...

Fish-Out-Of-Water Comedy 'Who's Your Caddy?' Comes To DVD Nov. 27

November 14th, 2007 8:30pm EST
Who's Your Caddy? stars Antwan "Big Boi" Patton (rap group Outkast, ATL) as music mogul C-Note who will do whatever in takes, no matter how outrageous, to become a member of an elite country club – much to the objection of club president Cummings (Jeffrey Jones - Ferris Beuller's Day Off, "Deadwood").

Buying land next to the course's 17th hole as a bargaining strategy, the club's order is disrupted as C-Note and his entourage bring their flashy, hip-hop lifestyle to the prim and proper country club. As Cummings attempts to revoke his new members, C-Note must restore his honor and chan...

Check Out T-Pain's 'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' featuring Yung Joc

April 11th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
T-Pain is blowing up the charts with his new single "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" feat. Yung Joc. Pain has come into his own as an artist and his new record, Epiphany, dropping 6/12, will show a more mature side of the singer, rapper, writer and producer.

He's currently featured on R.Kelly's smash "I'm A Flirt" along side T.I., but T-Pain is one of the most prolific R&B artists in the game. Check out all the appearances he has made:

"I'm A Flirt" (Remix) - R. Kelly (featuring T-Pain & T.I.)

"I Can't Wait" - Akon (featuring T-Pain) Album "Konvicted" RIAA Certified Multi-...

Fat Joe's "Make It Rain" Feat. Lil Wayne Debuts At #2

November 9th, 2006 12:13pm EST
Fat Joe
Watch Fat Joe's "Make It Rain" from his upcoming Nov. 14 release, "Me, Myself and I." The song features Lil' Wayne and was directed by Chris Robinson. The video features cameos by Diddy, Scott Storch, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Birdman, Cool & Dre and a lot of money.

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'Hannah Montana' Soundtrack Stays On Top

November 9th, 2006 8:28am EST
Hannah Montana
Country crooner Billy Ray Cyrus' bubbly daughter has stunned the U.S. pop charts for a second successive week after keeping Barry Manilow's covers album off the top of the Billboard 200. Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana soundtrack has enjoyed a second 200,000-plus sales week to stay at the top of the charts, beating off a charge from Manilow's new release The Greatest Songs Of The Sixties, which debuts at two, selling just 1,000 copies less (202,000) than Cyrus' album.

Rappers Birdman and Lil Wayne's collaborative album Like Father, Like Son, debuts at number three. New albums from John Le...

New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

October 31st, 2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...

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