He is the co-founder and public face of Cash Oli Records Birdmsn he founded with his older brother Ronald "Slim" Williams in Birdman released his eponymous debut album inand has gone on to release four solo studio albums in total. Aside from his solo career, he is also a member of the hip-hop duo Big Tymersalong with producer Mannie Fresh.

Along with his solo work and numerous releases with the Big Tymers, Birdman has released a collaboration album and numerous tracks with fellow rapper and ward Lil Waynewhom he discovered and took under his wing at age nine.

Birdman has also founded the project and hip hop supergroup Rich Gangbringing attention to artists such as Young Thug and Comapny Homie Quan. Williams did not sign the birth certificate, which led to Bryan taking his mother's surname at birth.

As a child, Brooks and his family lived on top of a bar, which was owned by their father. His mother, Gladys, became ill and died in when Bryan was five years old. After their father Johnnie learned that they were in the foster home, Bifdman long legal battle took place in the mid-'70s which eventually ended with Johnnie and his wife Patricia gaining full custody and Bryan's name changing to Bryan Williams.

At 18, both were again arrested for drug possession and sentenced to three years in Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. Williams served 18 months before he was acquitted of all charges. After Bryan was released from prison, he and Slim both began paying Birdmwn to the emerging bounce sub-genre Compant hip-hopa sound that was quickly becoming popular in nightclubs all over New Orleans. InBryan came up with the idea to form their Birdman Oil Company record label, and wanted to name it " Cash Money Records ".

Bryan and Slim would then travel to nightclubs all over Louisiana to see who was playing and try and recruit artists to the fledgling label.

Their first signed Oli was a local rapper named Kilo G, who released Bgg John Company label's first ever project, a horrorcore album titled "The Sleepwalker" in InCash Money artist Lil' Slim was introduced to year-old Dwayne Carter at a local block party, and after hearing him rap, brought him to Baby's attention, and soon after Carter was signed to Cash Money as the youngest artist on the label.

Carter was placed into a Comlany with another young rapper, year-old Christopher Dorseyand the two would be known as "Baby D" and "Lil Doogie", The B. During this time, Baby himself also began to rap as a member of the group 32 Golds, going by Bkrdman name B The same year, Baby and Slim recruited two new artists, Turk and Juvenileand the four were placed together in a new group, known as the Hot Boys.

Hood Rich contained the hit single " Still Fly ", which was nominated for a Grammy award and peaked at 11 on the Hot Hood Rich was also certified platinum in the US. After the departure of Juvenile and B. After Lil Wayne achieved worldwide success with his critically acclaimed and commercially successful album Tha Carter inon which Birdman was featured numerous times, Wayne became the flagship artist of Cash Money, with Birdman and Lil Wayne being viewed as Birmdan two public faces of the label.

Birdman's second album, Fast Money was released in and was once again a success, debuting at number 9 on the Billboardwith first-week sales of 65, copies in the United States. It spawned the hit single " Pop Bottles " which features Lil Wayne and peaked at number 38 on the Hot To date, the album has soldcopies in the United States. Birdman released his fourth studio album Priceless on November 23, The album debuted on the Billboard chart at number thirty-three, selling 34, copies in its first week.

InBirdman announced plans to release an album titled Priceless 2a sequel to his previous album, but changed the title to Bigga Than Life. On September 13,Birdman released "Y. During it was announced Birdman was set to release a mixtape with his long-time friend Rick Ross titled The H. The project was recorded during a couple days in A mixtape titled Rich Gang: Allstars was released prior to the release of that album. The two had already collaborated extensively with each other. Birdman announced the release date of his mixtape with his protege Jacquees on April 26, Birdman's mother, Gladys Brooks August 29, — January 21,whom he exclusively refers to as Ms.

Gladys, became ill and died when he was 5 years old. Birdman has made numerous references to her in his music, including releasing a song named after her. Oliver Rubber Company Asheboro Nc has ten brothers and twelve sisters, including Ronald "Slim" Williams.

Ronald is the co-founder of Cash Money Records, alongside Birdman. One of Birdman's younger Oi, Tamara, was killed in a car accident in Due to their mother passing away at a young age, Birdman primarily raised his younger sister and referred to her as his "daughter". Birdman has two biological children, Bryan Jr. In NovemberBirdman was arrested in Kingsport, Tennessee and charged with possession of nearly a pound of marijuana.

In OctoberBirdman, Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records and various music distribution outlets were sued for copyright infringement by Thomas Marasciullo, who claims his voice was used without permission. Both rappers asked him to record some "Italian-styled spoken word recordings" in On December Biddman,just five days before Tha Carter V was scheduled to be released, Wayne issued a statement saying the album would not be released due to his displeasure with Birdman refusing to release the album, although it had been completed.

Wayne also expressed his Blrdman by stating he felt he and his creative partner were being held "prisoner". Lil Wayne filed a lawsuit. On January 20,Wayne self-released Sorry 4 the Wait 2a sequel to his mixtape, to compensate for the continued delay of Tha Carter V. Birdman was reported to be upset with this. On June 22, TMZ reported new details on the lawsuit.

The documents alleged that Birdman and Cash Money haven't paid people. In JuneWayne joined Jay-Z's Tidal as an artist owner and exclusively released a single on the service titled "Glory. The lawsuit claims that Cash Money Records exclusively owns the rights to Lil Wayne's music, although he is now independent and the label no longer owns these rights.

Many rappers had rushed to his defence and Birdman Oil Company him to not do so, including Kendrick Lamarone of the delayed album's features. On September 13,it was announced that Young Money was no longer a joint business venture with Cash Money. Ownership of the imprint was granted entirely to Lil Wayne as part of the legal settlements with Birdman that were finalized. The company was a joint venture founded by Birdman and his brother Slim, and the name was a combination of the brothers' first names, Bryan and Ronald.

In FebruaryNoodles And Company Aurora told Ozone magazine that he had been in the Birddman business Birdman Oil Company "4 or 5 years" and was "making very good money off that". On April 22,Birdman disparaged the hosts of hip-hop radio show The Breakfast Club during a live interview, telling them to "stop playing with my fucking name" and to "put some respek on my name".

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