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Cash Money Records Donates Rent

Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams of Cash Money Records have donated over $225,000 to Forward Together New Orleans (FTNO), the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization filling urgent gaps in community needs and available resources to protect our city during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though initially planned for May, funds will be used specifically to pay the June rent for hundreds of subsidized tenants and families who are most at need, and live in the former Magnolia, Calliope, and Melpomene projects, now known respectively as the Scattered Sites Harmony Oaks, Marrero Commons, and Guste. Tenants will be notified directly if they are included in the grant, which will go to the landlords.

The Williams brothers grew up in New Orleans and went on to establish the top independent record label in the country launching the careers of dozens of artists including Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and Nicki Minaj. Giving back to their community and those less fortunate is a priority for the brothers who created their own 501(c)(3) organization The Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation—named after their parents as a channel for their philanthropic endeavors. For over 20 years, via The Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation, the Cash Money duo has given away free Thanksgiving dinners and partnered with Ochsner Health Systems to provide free health screenings available to all New Orleans residents who come to the turkey give-away.

Bryan states, “The legacy of Cash Money belongs to the city of New Orleans. There’s nothing more important to us than giving back to the brothers and sisters who live on those same streets we grew up on – from musicians to service workers to everyday working families. That’s what this label was always about.”

“New Orleans made us and is part of who we are,” says Ronald. “We are devastated that this pandemic is hitting our community there so hard and we are committed to doing what we can to help now and in the long term.”

Given the scale of COVID-19 and its far-reaching impacts on the City of New Orleans, Forward Together New Orleans plans to immediately issue checks to the scattered sites to pay for June rent for those tenants who are in the public housing programs, excluding any monies already subsidized by the government and other organizations. FTNO is The Mayor’s Fund which began as New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s transition committee and now plans to thrive long past her tenure in office, a vehicle that offers nonprofit, partnership support to future New Orleans mayors.

Said Mayor LaToya Cantrell: “In years to come, when we look back on how our city came together to get through the coronavirus crisis, we will have no better example of leadership than the Williams brothers, these sons of New Orleans who make our city proud today. No one should have to fear losing their home while trying to protect their health. That is why we have been leading the charge in New Orleans to make housing moreaffordable, and quickly banned evictions in our city during the COVID-19 crisis. This helps us continue that path, demonstrating how we can come together as businesses, government, and non-profits to address our residents’ most pressing needs now.”

Mayor Cantrell’s administration has uncovered hundreds of millions in infrastructure dollars to fix New Orleans’ ancient drainage system, and now turns its attention to human infrastructure. After Hurricane Katrina while a neighborhood leader, Mayor Cantrell helped stand up five community health clinics to bring affordable access to residents. As Councilperson, she led the fight to ban smoking in bars and restaurants. As Mayor, she formed Fit NOLA, a partnership between the City of New Orleans and local organizations working together to fight obesity by promoting physical activity and improved nutrition. She created the Fast Track City Steering Committee to develop an HIV strategy to end the epidemic by 2030. With a majority Black population, New Orleans is especially hit hard by the underlying health issues which have caused the Black community to experience a higher death rate from COVID-19.

The Forward Together New Orleans Board is uniquely suited to help respond to the pandemic and its ensuing health disparities. Dr. Kathleen Kennedy is the Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana. In 2007, Dr. Kennedy organized the first national health disparities conference (which continues annually) for mid-level health care professionals. She served as the Director of the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education during Hurricane Katrina until 2009. Dr. Kennedy is also the Chair of the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the American Heart Association, and Chair of the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools.

“We’re in a moment of serious crisis for our city, and FTNO is committed to acting as a hub for business, government, and community-based organizations to work together on response and recovery. As a continuation of my work on health disparities, I am proud to support the Cantrell Administration’s efforts and will move quickly and decisively to help New Orleans recover again, as I did after Hurricane Katrina” said Dr. Kennedy.

Fellow Board Member Dr. Eric Griggs has a unique perspective as a community health expert. He is on the front lines of the pandemic as Director of Community Medicine at Access Health Louisiana, where he has been hosting regular Facebook lives to educate residents on COVID-19 preparedness, along with Infectious Diseases Physician Dr. MarkAlain Dery and Chief Medical Editor for WDSU, Dr. Corey Hebert. As a board member of the South Broad Community Health Center, formed in Mayor Cantrell’s own neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina, he is steeped in experience of how neighborhoods can lead the charge for recovery.

Board Member Dr. Silas Lee’s extensive knowledge of and experience with the social and cultural dynamics of urban society, as well as his expertise in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis, offer an important perspective for Forward Together New Orleans.

The organization has recently distributed grants to the City of New Orleans for other COVID-19 related projects. The Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families is using $30,000 toward providing infant and feminine hygiene products to families in need. They are also providing paid summer internships and year round programming for youth with juvenile justice involvement. That grant will provide the participants with hotspots, tablets, and or laptops so they can access resources and pursue workforce readiness training opportunities.

About Cash Money Records

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker.

The label also houses Lil Wayne’s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.

About Forward Together New Orleans

Forward Together New Orleans is dedicated to helping all the people of New Orleans. Our goal is to make the city a fairer, more inclusive place – a city of opportunity for all. We work toward this goal by forging partnerships between community organizations and the business and philanthropic sectors. These partnerships are meant to improve the lives of New Orleanians in every corner of the city. Forward Together New Orleans is a 501(c)(3) organization that launched in 2018 as the transition committee for Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell. In those early stages, FTNO brought together some 200 community stakeholder volunteers to collaborate on a set of recommendations for the incoming administration.

Since that time, FTNO has evolved into an effort to bridge the public and private sectors and address New Orleans’ most pressing challenges.

As of the spring of the 2020, that challenge is the coronavirus, an extraordinary public health and economic threat. Forward Together New Orleans partners with the City of New Orleans to assist with mobile testing, neighborhood navigators, rental assistance, food security, and a bridge fund. Board members include Eric Griggs, M.D., Dr. Silas Lee, and Dr. Kathleen Kennedy. Liana Elliott, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Cantrell, serves as liaison to the board from the City. Founded to reflect the collaborative, grassroots leadership Mayor LaToya Cantrell has brought to City Hall, the goal is for FTNO to thrive long past her tenure in office, a vehicle that offers nonprofit, partnership support to future New Orleans mayors.

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Jacquees – Christmas In Decatur

Surprising fans everywhere with the ultimate stocking stuffer, rising superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees unveils his first-ever holiday album Christmas In Decatur today on Cash Money Records.

The first single “Christmas Without You” highlights his range, on the heartfelt, lovelorn, seasonal song over delicate acoustic guitar, faint jingle bells, and production from ForteBowie.  Jacquees also welcomes FYB and Bluff City to a hype holiday party on “FYB Christmas” and the video for “It’s Christmas,” featuring Lil Reign wasĺ added to MTV Mistle YO! Playlist.

Christmas In Decatur follows hot on the heels of his second full-length R&B album, King of R&B—out now. It includes singles “Your Peace” featuring Lil Baby [22.8 million Spotify streams], “Verify” featuring Young Thug and Gunna [9.5 million Spotify streams], and “Risk It All” featuring Tory Lanez [3.3 million Spotify streams]. Pitchfork called it “slick and ambitious, and The Atlantic dubbed it “a refreshing work of classically inspired R&B.

Next up, Jacquees will embark on “The King of R&B” Tour, which kicks off on Friday, January 17th, 2020 in San Antonio, TX.  The tour will roll through major markets coast-to-coast including San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. and concludes with a hometown show in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, March 5th.

Get into the spirit and spend with Christmas In Decatur with Jacquees now.

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DEEMIC – LATE NIGHT

Buzzing 21-year-old New Orleans rapper and singer Deemic unveils his debut single for Cash Money Records entitled “Late Night” today. Get it HERE.

Over piano, strings, finger-snaps, and strains of choir, his smooth flow captivates on vibrant verses before he croons out a hypnotic hook. The track illuminates his ability to seamlessly drop in and out of hip-hop and R&B vibes with confidence and charisma. As such, he introduces himself as an inimitable and infectious voice. Next up, he uncovers a cinematic video for the track, placing viewers in the heart of his New Orleans neighborhood.

“Late Night” will officially impacts at Urban Radio on November 19th.

It also proudly kicks off the artist’s signing to Cash Money Records.

Label Co-Founder and Chief Executive Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams commented, Deemic doesn’t sound like anybody else I’ve ever heard. He’s got his own voice, and it’s really exciting. You know it’s him right away. That’s the mark of a superstar.”

Tallying over 2 million streams independently on Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube for the Top Shotta EP and landing a deal with Cash Money Records in 2019, Deemic brings a new fire to the game in his upcoming music—which he appropriately describes as “a gumbo. His style is New Orleans homegrown. He went from mimicking Usher videos on BET to singing in the school and the church choir at just seven-years-old. It was also around this time that he also started discovering other artists like John LegendLil Wayne, and Juvenile. Uploading music throughout college, A cover of Drake’s “Pound Cake” generated an initial buzz before 2018’s “Homicide” took off virally. In under just six months, it had up to nearly half-a-million plays on Soundcloud and 100K YouTube views. In its wake, Deemic’s independent Top Shotta EP added to this momentum.  Shortly after, Cash Money Records saw a video on Instagram, reached out. With his debut project in the works and with talent as a vocalist & a rapper, he’s bound to pop off.

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Ride Dat

Turning up with the most sought-after reunion of 2019, MTV First Look will Premiere Birdman & Juvenile’s new video “Ride Dat” featuring Lil Wayne.  The video will premiere on Friday, September 13th at 6:00 a.m. on MTV Live & MTV U and the video will be airing on the Iconic Viacom Times Square Billboard.
 
The single is available at all digital retailers.  Get it HERE via Cash Money Records.
 
Fittingly, it sets the stage for the imminent arrival of I’m On My Shit, the follow-up sequel to J.A.G.—the first collaborative album released by Birdman & Juvenile earlier this year. Songs from the initial collaboration cumulatively tallied over 20 million YouTube views and clocked 10 million Spotify streams and counting.  Get ready for I’m On My Shit.

BIRDMAN & JUVENILE DO IT AGAIN

Turning up with the most sought-after reunion of 2019, Birdman & Juvenile unleash a new collaborative single entitled “Ride Dat” featuring Lil Wayne.  The single will premiere on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is available at all digital retailers today.

Get it HERE via Cash Money Records.

Capturing the magic of classic Cash Money Records, this blockbuster track unites the label’s three original pillars—Birdman, Juvenile, and Lil Wayne—on one massive, modern, and magnificent banger. Over a beat cooked up by in-house producer DRoc [Jacquees, Rich Gang], Juvenile leaps right into a classic NOLA flow, bobbing and weaving between nimble rhymes and a hypnotic hook. While Birdman’s icy cadences shines more than ever before Lil Wayne goes hard with an airtight display of his own. These Cash Money Records all-stars deliver an anthem for the label’s next generation and a historic return-to-form. Be on the lookout for the music video’s debut soon.

Fittingly, it sets the stage for the imminent arrival of I’m On My Shit, the follow-up sequel to J.A.G.—the first collaborative album released by Birdman & Juvenile earlier this year. Songs from the initial collaboration cumulatively tallied over 20 million YouTube views and clocked 10 million Spotify streams and counting. Billboard predicted it as “the beginning of a new chapter.” The ultimate sequel of 2019 is just around the corner. Get ready for I’m On My Shit.

Blueface Cash Money EP

Inching closer to worldwide superstardom, the year’s hottest break-through talent and Cash Money West recording artist Blueface unleashes his Cash Money debut EP, Dirt Bag, at all digital retailers today. Check it out HERE.

Upon arrival, it garnered a spot in the Top 10 of iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart and in the Top 10 of the Overall Top Albums Chart.

Singles from the EP have impressively received over 100 million streams. “Bleed It” racked up 60.5 million Spotify streams while “Daddy” featuring Rich The Kid eclipsed 21.2 million Spotify streams.

Additionally, “Daddy” was #1 Most Added at Urban Radio,” with a total to 108 stations playing the single it has garnered a Radio Audience of 3.6 million at Rhythm and Urban stations across North America.

Meanwhile, “Stop Cappin” closes in on 10 million Spotify streams and the recently released single “Bussdown” featuring Offset has 5.7 million Spotify streams.

Beyond these blockbuster anthems, Dirt Bag kicks off with the bold, blistering, and braggadocious title track “Dirt Bag” where Blueface proudly embraces his role as rap’s rawest and realest anti-hero.

“Bussin” featuring Lil Pump brings two of the game’s loudest mavericks together for an irresistible singalong and “Gang” featuring Mozzy might just be the ultimate West Coast banger.

Standing over six feet three inches tall and sporting a tattoo of Benjamin Franklin on the corner of his countenance, it would be hard to miss Blueface in absolutely any crowd. However, after exploding with smashes such as “Dead Locs” and the multi-platinum “Thotiana,” he is literally everywhere and taking over hip-hop. Within a year, he went from ditching a college football career to clocking well over a billion streams.

Dirt Bag declares Blueface’s place in the Cali pantheon…Everything turns blue in August 9th 2019.

Check Out Full Track Listing:

1. “Dirt Bag”

2. “Bussdown” feat. Offset

3. “Disrespectful”

4. “Daddy” feat. Rich The Kid

5. “Bussin” feat. Lil Pump

6. “Stop Cappin”

7. “Gang” feat. Mozzy

8. “Bleed It”

Vevo and Jacquees Release Live Performance of Who’s

Vevo announces the release of Jacquees live performance of Who’s The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter has cooked up his own smooth, slick, and simmering brand of 21st century R&B with an old school twist. Jacquees first taste of the spotlight came at a young age, explaining, I got inspired and with encouragement from my mom I signed up for my first school talent show in 2004. He went on to win the show for the next four years. 

Years later, Jacquees decided to reach out to fellow rising star and frequent collaborator Rich Homie Quan about a meeting with Cash Money Records Co-C.E.O. Bryan Birdman Williams. Birdman saw the video for his swagger-driven soul anthem Soldier featuring Rich Homie Quan and offered him a deal with Cash Money Records and Rich Gang Management. Jacquees has one goal in mind  and it doesn’t differ much from that of his idols. I just want people to listen to my music and feel good. You know how a certain song will make you remember a certain time? That’s what I hope my music does. Who’s is streaming now on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world at YouTube.com/Vevo.

ABOUT VEVO: Vevo is the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, offering artists a global platform with enormous scale through its distribution partners. Vevo connects artists with their audience globally via music videos and original content, working directly with them to find unique ways to bring their music to life visually. Vevo also works with emerging artists, providing them with a platform of global scale and reach, to find and grow their audience. Reaching 26 billion monthly views globally, Vevo has over 350,000 music videos in its catalogue.

Birdman & Juvenile “Just Another Gangsta”

BIRDMAN & JUVENILE RELEASE NEW ALBUM Just Another Gangsta AVAILABLE TODAY

Available at All Digital Retailers Now

Nodding to the golden age of Cash Money Records, Birdman & Juvenile team up to release their collaborative album J.A.G. at all digital retailers today.

Short for “Just Another Gangster,” both the album title and lead single “J.A.G.” take you back to the bouncy bling era of the label by reuniting legendary Co-Founder and multi-platinum rapper Birdman with Southern luminary and fellow icon Juvenile. The larger-than-life music video already surpassed 4.3 million YouTube/VEVO views, and the song impacted radio in February where it continues rising.

On the track, these two New Orleans titans lock into a lyrical back-and-forth before delivering a chanting refrain over a slick bass line and steady beat. With a whole lot of swag and style. It’s as infectious and icy as anything they’ve ever done together, and it evokes the timeless nature of their chemistry initially honed by way of collaborations from dozens of classic releases.

“J.A.G.” is stacked with bold and big bangers. “Dreams” featuring Choppa showcases more slick Southern flows over acoustic guitar and piano. Choppa brings his own fire to the track as Juvenile turns up with another hummable hook. “Broke” unfolds with street wit and charm, while a bluesy guitar lead gives way to rhyme fireworks on the nostalgic “Back Then.” “From The Bottom” could serve as a mission statement for either Juvenile or Birdman as it documents the come-up to triumph in vivid detail. The album concludes on the hard-hitting and bounce-driven “One Two.”

The entire project sees Birdman and Juvenile rapping with focus and fire that’s always fresh. Additionally, it features production courtesy of Rich Gang in-house team.

Birdman and Juvenile recently engaged a full court press blitz that saw them appearing on multiple television and radio shows. They notably guested on The Wendy Williams Show to perform the title track and speak on the project. Additionally, Juvenile guested on The Breakfast Club, and his appearance racked up a staggering 100K views in under six hours as it approached the 400k mark now.

Be on the lookout for more big news and moves from Birdman, Juvenile, and Cash Money Records in 2019.

Track Listing

  1. JAG
  2. Broke
  3. Back Then
  4. Filthy Money
  5. Breeze
  6. From the Block
  7. Newly Exposed
  8. Tonight
  9. From The Bottom
  10. One Two
  11. Today
  12. Dreams

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BIRDMAN & JACQUEES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Ready for the musical blockbuster sequel of the fall, Birdman and Jacquees team up to release Lost At Sea 2.

It will be available at all digital retailers on November 16th via Cash Money Records.

Lost At Sea 2 is the follow-up to the duo’s critically acclaimed collaborative original EP, Lost At Sea, in 2016. The first volume generated tens of millions of streams and views and produced fan favorite singles such as “Wise Words” and the title track “Lost At Sea. This time around, Birdman and Jacquees deliver a full album that catches a hypnotic and high class high seas vibe accompanied by production from frequent collaborators such as DRocNash B, and London On Da Trak. The first single “Presidential” makes good on the promise of its title with lavish lyrics and a White House-sized hook. Jacquees’ voice flutters to heavenly heights as Birdman anchors down bold bars. The music video for the track, will be available on November 12th.

Lost At Sea 2, will also feature Jacquees’ hit single “You” which will be an Apple Music Exclusive for 24 Hours on November 8th“You,” breakthrough full-length debut 4275, the song stands out as a runaway success reaching a radio audience of 8.4 million, generating 1,866 spins, and staking out a spot in the Top 20 at Radio and cracking nearly 5 million Spotify streams.

About the ‘Lost At Sea’ franchise, Jacquees said, “When we do ‘Lost At Sea,’ I get to flow different. People know me for R&B but can hear that rap in there with the R&B on this. Stunna is one of the greatest.  What I love the most is I get to show everybody a different side of my artistry and what I can do.”

“This young man is the future, adds Birdman. “’Lost At Sea’ is a vibe. It’s that Rich Gang lifestyle. The chemistry we had was right from the moment I met him. So, we did a full album this time, and we got three, four, and five already recorded. He’s my little brother. I do believe he’s going to be on the of the biggest artists in the game. When you listen to this, I want you to know that.”

Lost At Sea is based off an experience on Birdman’s yacht when the duo “were literally lost at sea, the series represents uncharted waters and new territory for the artists and the label.