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CASH MONEY RECORDS
Transcript of CASH MONEY RECORDS
Where Dreams Come True
Weekly Hip-Hop News
22 Savage - Jumpin
History of Cash Money Records
Future and Young Thug are cool again
R.I.P. Shawty Lo & Bill Nunn (Radio Raheem)
New Rapper named 22 Savage
People You May Not Know Are (Were) Signed To Young Money Entertainment
Cash Money Records is an American record Label founded by Bryan "birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams . The label is distributed by Republic Records and has been a home to some of the most prominent names in Hip-Hop like Lil Wayne, Drake ,and Nicki Minaj. Currently Cash Money Records is worth an estimated $300 million dollars
"I was hoping it would get us out of the Projects into a more positive way of life" - Birdman's motivation for starting the label
For its first few years (1991-94) cash money hosted releases for a number of local artists ,but never released a music video or sold one album. At the time Cash money had only work with local artists like the group U.N.L.V (Uptown Niggas livin Violently) Kilo G, Lil slim, Pimp daddy, and PxMxwx.
Founded in 1995
Consisted of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Turk & BG
Released 3 albums as a group
Led to successful careers for both Juvenile & Lil Wayne
In 1995, Cash Money Records signed their second wave of artists, which included Lil Wayne and B.G. and Turk
Cash money caught their big break when the Hot boyz garnered the attention of a universal executive and signed a 300 million pressing and distribution deal in 1998
Juvenile was supposed to be the star of Hot Boyz
Cash Money had continued success through out the early 2000s sold over 7 Million albums and the song "Still Fly" by Big Tymers reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100
Other Cash Money Success
In 1998, Cash Money signed a $30 million pressing and distribution with $3 million advance contract with Universal, entitling the label to 85% of its royalties, 50% of its publishing revenues and ownership of all masters.
This deal lead to lead the creation of songs such as Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up", B.G.'s "Bling Bling" and the Hot Boys "I Need A Hot Girl"
First Signed to Cash Money in 1995 and was a member of the Hot Boys from 1997-2003
Has released 13 Studio Albums under Cash Money Records
Is the Best-Selling Cash Money Artist to date
Founded Young Money Entertainment in 2005
The Rise of Young Money Entertainment
Founded in 2005
Is an imprint of Cash Money Records
Signed artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Omarion, LLoyd, etc.
Released three compilation albums, including "We Are Young Money" (2009), which produced hits such as "Every Girl", "BedRock", "Roger That" and more
Cash Money Controversies
B.G. left Cash Money in 2001 over legal disputes
Lil Wayne halted the release of the Carter V due to ill handling
In 2015, Lil Wayne filed a $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money
Beef between artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga emerged
More claims of poor money handling became prominent
Today, a judge ordered Birdman to release accounting receipts pertaining to Lil Wayne within 30 days?
How has Cash Money impacted culture?
Favorite Cash Money Album?
Do you think they were the most influential of their era? (Comparison to Roc-A-Fella, Bad Boy, etc.)
Cash Money or Young Money?
Favorite Young Money Artist/Album?
Do the legal issues affect the music? How or How not?