Young Money would not be as largely popular as it is today with out the founding ballers of Cash Money. We all know Lil Wayne is a colossal success all by himself, but without the help of the Cash Money Records co-founders, would Lil Wayne be who he is today? And would there be any such thing as Young Money?
Bryan Baby Williams (a.k.a. Birdman) and Ronald Godfather Williams (a.k.a. Slim) are the founders of Cash Money Records. The two brothers founded this record label starting in 1990 as it was originally composed of only southern hip-hop artists. Now with the expansion of Young Money, primarily all due to Weezy's contributions, Cash Money is now global -- as it even reaches out to artists from the United Kingdom.
Cash Money at first was largely popular even without the play of music videos on TV channels such as MTV and BET. Although there are other artists such as Juvenile, B.G., Turk, and Mannie Fresh who all helped expand Cash Money to the whole nation, recently Lil Wayne has been locating and producing major hip-hop phonemes all of which consist of Young Money. Young Money consists of artists from Weezy's stomping grounds of New Orleans and stretches out to the West Coast as well as NYC.
Artists in Young Money are: Drake, Mack Maine (also the manager), Nikki Minaj, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist, Shanell, Short Dawg, and T-Streets. All these artists combined have collaborated on an epic single and video "Bedrock". The track also features good friend of the record label Lloyd as he lays down the melodies on the chorus.
Fans all over the world can expect a lot of upcoming superstars from the Young Money camp and their first studio album was released this past December. From the two co-founding brothers of Cash Money, the Hot Boyz, the Big Tymers, and now Lil Wayne and Young Money, they have no reason as to why they still cant be referred to as Cash Money Billionaires.