Birth name

Bryan Williams

Also known as

Baby, B-32


15 February 1969 (age 47)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Hip hop, Southern hip hop, gangsta rap


Rapper, record producer, entrepreneur

Years active



Cash Money, Republic, Universal Republic

Associated acts

Big Tymers, Cash Money Millionaires, DJ Khaled, Drake, Gucci Mane, Hot Boys, Lil Wayne, Mack 10, Mack Maine, Nicki Minaj, Rich Homie Quan, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Tyga, Young Thug

Bryan Williams (born 15 February 1969), better known by his stage name Birdman, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the co-founder of Cash Money Records and one half of the duo Big Tymers. Birdman has an estimated net worth of $160 million as of 2014.

Birdman co-founded Cash Money in 1991 with his brother Ronald "Slim" Williams. Birdman released his debut project, I Need a Bag of Dope, in 1993, but, like all of the other projects by the label during this time, was only able to achieve minor regional recognition. Among the label's signees was the group Hot Boys, who caught the attention of Universal Records executives. In 1998, Cash Money signed a pressing and distribution deal with Universal. After the signing, Cash Money enjoyed high levels of success with a number of its albums reaching high levels on the charts. 

Birdman released his self-titled second album in 2002, which garnered moderate reviews. This was followed by 2005's Fast Money, that peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 chart. The following year, he released the collaboration album Like Father, Like Son with Lil Wayne. 2007 saw the release of his fourth studio album, 5 * Stunna, with its single "100 Million" becoming a hit. He released Pricele$$ in 2009, with his next album, Ms. Gladys, expected to be released at some point in 2015.


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