Two such entrepreneurs were Bryan “Baby” Williams (born February 15, 1969) and Ronald “Suga Slim” Williams (born 1967).Support to start their label came from their father, who’d run Gladys’s Bar (at that point) for 27 years... Williams (aka Gangsta), a member of the notorious Hot Boys (not to be confused with the rap group), a D-boy clique rounded out by his friends Sterling, Dooney and Mosquito.They named the label Cash Money Records, after Nino Brown’s Cash Money Brothers in the film label handled their career).
It also notably included the track "UNLV Style" which accused Partners-N-Crime of jacking their style and was thus the opening salvo in CMR's long-running war with to find a distinct and superior voice in Big Tymers and in his later solo career. You have to listen to this album to get it and even then, maybe you won't.
Here, Baby only raps/toasts/talks on four songs (which sound like Pimp Daddy had a hand in them) but Mannie Fresh's three instrumentals, occasionally reflecting his experience with Steve Hurley, make it well worth tracking down. At the time, Pimp Daddy was dating Cash Money's Ms.
Tee but another rapper, ex-the boards, a huge improvement over his first record.
Not only was it better production-wise, but Kilo-G had grown more assured and skilled as a rapper too.
Although still mostly gangsta, his songs were As Cash Money began to get rid of its early roster, it began to invest in younger rappers with presumably and potentially longer careers and more controllable personalities.
At the time, their newest investment was two youngsters, thirteen-year-old Lil Doogie (Christopher "B.
G." Dorsey) and eleven-year-old Gangsta D (D'Wayne "Lil Wayne" Carter). G.z' 1996 was the year No Limit Records signed a million deal with Priority.
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By now, anyone that reads this blog and is a fan of the many, great New Orleans labels that sprouted in the fertile hip-hop delta back in the '90s may've wondered why no Cash Money thusfar.