Founders of Cash Money Recognized with YouTube Legends Award

The iconic record label recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams, co-founders of Cash Money, were honored with YouTube’s Leaders and Legends Award at an event in Los Angeles on Thursday evening. The duo was honored for their significant contributions to the music industry. 

“Birdman and Slim embody New Orleans to their core. They defied the odds, raising up some of rap and hip hop’s most iconic figures to superstardom and shattering sales records while doing it,” said Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube, in a statement captured by Fox8 Live.

Founded by the two brothers in 1991, Cash Money Records has left an indelible mark on the music industry, signing several of the most influential and successful artists, including Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and many more.

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Baby replied in a statement to Billboard, “I appreciate Lyor and YouTube for respecting what we’ve accomplished and what we continue to do. This honor shines a light on all the artists who have been on Cash Money Records or have been affiliated with the label. They share in this honor, too.”

New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno presented the award. Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, and other members of Cash Money were in attendance to accept the award.

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