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While his protégé/pseudo-son Lil Wayne has ascended from #3 Hot Boy to chart-topping mega-star, Birdman (a.k.a. Baby) has pretty much maintained his place as a money-obsessed baller extraordinaire who puts out new music every few years regardless of whether anybody is really checking for it. He's always relied more on charisma, hooks, and catchy beats than lyrical acumen, and on Pricele$$, his fourth solo album, the millionaire-rap schtick is starting to wear a little thin. But though clearly the abundance of ringtone-ready production, generic guests, and Auto Tune is not exactly groundbreaking, there are some standouts in the mix, such as "Mo Milly," "Nightclub," and the Weezy feature "Always Strapped." If you're a fan of Maybach raps and Southern synth beats, the Birdman has exactly what you need.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While his protégé/pseudo-son Lil Wayne has ascended from #3 Hot Boy to chart-topping mega-star, Birdman (a.k.a. Baby) has pretty much maintained his place as a money-obsessed baller extraordinaire who puts out new music every few years regardless of whether anybody is really checking for it. He's always relied more on charisma, hooks, and catchy beats than lyrical acumen, and on Pricele$$, his fourth solo album, the millionaire-rap schtick is starting to wear a little thin. But though clearly the abundance of ringtone-ready production, generic guests, and Auto Tune is not exactly groundbreaking, there are some standouts in the mix, such as "Mo Milly," "Nightclub," and the Weezy feature "Always Strapped." If you're a fan of Maybach raps and Southern synth beats, the Birdman has exactly what you need.

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About Birdman

When he's doing business, Cash Money Records CEO Bryan Williams uses his real name, but when he grabs the mike to spit Dirty South raps, Williams goes by the names Birdman or Baby. Williams formed Cash Money in 1991 with his brother Ronald "Slim" Williams. Releases by B.G., the Hot Boys, Juvenile, and many others built the Cash Money empire into a Dirty South powerhouse. Williams himself displayed his vocal skills on the Hot Boys albums, but it was with Cash Money's in-house producer, Mannie Fresh, that he really made his mark. The two formed the group Big Tymers in 1997 and made of series of albums that became Dirty South favorites. He broke out on his own with Baby aka the #1 Stunna in 2002. After the album's release, he oversaw an urban footwear collection for the Lugz company, narrated the video game Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, and appeared in the 2005 movie Beauty Shop. Three years after his solo debut, Birdman released his second solo album, Fast Money. In 2006 he teamed with his "surrogate son," Lil Wayne, for Like Father, Like Son. In 2011 the single “I Get Money” announced the coming of that year’s solo album, Bigga Than Life. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    New Orleans, LA
  • BORN
    Feb 15, 1969

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