A Cash Money Records Biopic Inspired by Straight Outta Compton Is on the Way

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: CEO's of Cash Money Records Bryan "Birdman" Williams (L) and Ronald "Slim" Williams onstage at the Cash Money Records Annual Pre-GRAMMY Party at The Lot on February 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Bryan Williams;Ronald Williams;Birdman;Slim

A Cash Money Records Biopic Inspired by Straight Outta Compton Is on the Way

"They are geniuses for what they have done and accomplished."

Published April 20, 2016

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre’s Straight Outta Compton has inspired all sorts of people and its cultural reach truly has been exciting to witness since it's arrival in theaters this past fall.

Birdman and Slim have recently shared that they, too, have been inspired by the N.W.A biopic, so much so that they will be bringing their own story to the big screen.

"They are geniuses for what they have done and accomplished," Birdman told XXL in a recent interview. "Cube been doing what he do for so long, but for them to do that and to make it trendsetting, it opened doors for us. I just think that what we have is way more special because we're in modern time."

Slim also chimed in to call the script “gold” while detailing their plan for telling their own story, the story of Cash Money Records.

"There's a lot of things that people don't know that we have been through," Slim says. “And things that happened behind the scenes of the company and things that happened before we were with Universal. We've got a story. The way I'm putting it together is going to be great. It's going to be special."

The two are teaming up to focus on the time in the 1990s and 2000s, when the independent imprint was at the peak of its reign, and share some of what the label heads went through as well as what the label is going through today. 

Take a listen to the audio, in which Slim and Birdman detail the creation of the Cash Money biopic, below.

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(Photo: Jerod Harris/WireImage)

Written by KC Orcutt


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