LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28:  Cash Money Records co-CEO Ronald "Slim" Williams (L) and Vernon Brown attend Cash Money Records' Lil Wayne album release party for "Tha Carter IV" at Boulevard3 on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Cash Money Records

Record Label

Cash Money Records is a New Orleans-based label founded by brothers Bryan (aka Baby) and Ronald (aka Slim) Williams in 1991.The label rose to prominence throughout the 1990s with the release of the Hot Boys, a popular Southern rap crew comprised of Juvenile, B.G., Turk and Lil Wayne.  The multi-platinum group spurred several successful solo releases expanding the reach of the label into the 2000s. In 1998, they reportedly signed a $30 million distribution deal. The Lil Wayne-helmed Young Money Entertainment label is a subsidary of Cash Money.