The co-founder and CEO of Cash Money Records, Baby a.k.a. Birdman (born Bryan Williams) has shaped music history by helping put New Orleans on the hip hop map, and introducing future superstars to the game. The label launched platinum acts like Juvenile
, Big Tymers
(Birdman’s duo with producer Mannie Fresh), Lil’ Wayne
, and—through Wayne’s Young Money imprint—Drake
and Nicki Minaj
. Aside from his work with Cash Money, Birdman, is known for his close, father-son relationship with Lil’ Wayne, who signed with Cash Money at age 8.