Lil Wayne, 40, has had the rap game on lock for years. And quite frankly, entertaining the masses has been all he’s ever known.
Jul 21, 2023
Drake has been making headline after headline lately — and for all the right reasons. As AfroTech previously reported, his $400 million deal with Universal Records was reported as “one of the biggest” in the music industry. Before he even signed the blockbuster deal, Drake had a $200 million net worth (even though he said “the numbers are way off” in “The Remorse”) and had invested in a wide variety of businesses, making him a “certified millionaire” by every definition of the word. Things, however, weren’t always a “Fair Trade” for the Toronto native. Prior to becoming a juggernaut himself, he signed a bad deal with Cash Money Records, led by Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams. And while Cash Money certainly raised the “Scorpion” king’s profile exponentially — as they’d done with the likes of Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj — he still had to take them to court for millions of dollars. Let’s take a look back at the details.
May 11, 2022
Cities across the country are still adjusting to the impact of COVID-19, and among them, New Orleans has been one of the hardest regions hit. Black communities in the city have been disproportionately impacted during the pandemic. Now, fellow New Orleans natives Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams of Cash Money Records have partnered with Mayor LaToya Cantrell to cover rent payments this month for residents living in low-income housing. As co-founders and brothers who are well-known in their community, Slim and Birdman have committed to invest and give back to those whose struggle they resonate with. “We all need each other right now,” said Slim in an exclusive interview with Black Enterprise . “I’ve spoken to people over the last several weeks and the one thing that’s a common theme is that we’re all, in so many different ways in so many of the same ways, affected. There’s no one that’s not touched.” Since the Williams brothers founded their record label almost 25...
Jun 1, 2020