Birdman (left) performing at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2007.
Background information
Birth name Bryan Williams
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Birdman

Birdman (left) performing at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2007.
Background information
Birth name Bryan Williams
Born February 15, 1969 (age 41)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations rapper, entrepreneur, record producer
Years active 1990–present
Labels Cash Money Records
Associated acts Big Tymers, Lil Wayne, Hot Boys, Cash Money Millionaires

Bryan Williams (born February 15, 1969),[1] better known by his stage name Birdman or Baby, is an American rapper and record executive from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the founder of Cash Money Records and one half of the duo Big Tymers. Along with his releases with Big Tymers and for his solo career, Birdman recorded a collaboration album and numerous tracks with Lil Wayne.

In 1997, he joined rapper Mannie Fresh to form the duo Big Tymers.[1] Big Tymers debuted in 1998 with the album How Ya Luv That? and went on to release I Got That Work in 2000 and Hood Rich in 2002. I Got That Work had the hit singles “Get Your Roll On” and “#1 Stunna”; Hood Rich had “Still Fly”, which was nominated for a Grammy, and “Oh Yeah!”. Big Money Heavyweight followed in 2003; the group disbanded in 2004.[2]

In 2002 Birdman released his self-titled debut studio album, Birdman,[1] with the singles “Do That” and “What Happened to That Boy” (with The Clipse). Since that album, Birdman made guest performances on the singles “Let’s Get Down” by Bow Wow, “Hell Yeah” by Ginuwine, and “Bounce Back” by Juvenile. Birdman released his third studio album Fast Money in 2005;[1] Fast Money spawned the singles “Get Your Shine On” and “Neck of the Woods”, both of which featured Lil Wayne. For Lil Wayne, Birdman produced and performed on tracks on Tha Carter and Tha Carter II.

Lil Wayne and Birdman released an album titled Like Father, Like Son. It was certified Gold and spawned three singles, including “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” and “Leather So Soft”. He was also featured on the remixes of the bestselling rap singles “We Fly High” by Jim Jones and “Make It Rain” by Fat Joe. In 2007 Birdman released his fourth studio album, 5 * Stunna. The first single, “Pop Bottles,” featuring Lil Wayne and Jadakiss, was a hit, as well as the second single “100 Million,” which featured Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Dre & DJ Khaled. The third single featuring Lil Wayne, titled “I Run This,” was a hit as well. Birdman was arrested and charged with possession of more than two ounces of marijuana in November 2007.[3][4] He was released on $1,500 bond.[5]

Birdman will release an album with long time friend Rick Ross titled The H.[6] The first song released off the album was “Sun Come Up,” which featured T-Pain and Glasses Malone. He has also made a cameo appearance in Kevin Rudolf’s “Let It Rock” music video.

Birdman’s first single from his album Pricele$$ was “Always Strapped”, featuring Lil Wayne, and the second “Written On Her”, featuring British singer Jay Sean. “Southside” featuring Lil Wayne is the third single.[7] “Money to Blow” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne is the fourth single. “4 My Town (Play Ball)” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne is the fifth single. “Written on Her” also became Birdman’s first UK release in December 2009.[8]

On October 2009, Birdman, 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. The rappers asked him to record some “Italian-styled spoken word recordings” in 2006. The lyrics were allegedly used on “Respect” and other tracks from the rappers’ collaboration album Like Father, Like Son and Birdman’s 5 * Stunna.