Cash Money Records’ CEO’s Respond To Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV Going Number One

LOS ANGELES, CA-Sept. 7, 2011—Cash Money Records recording artist Lil Wayne, who has been with Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams’ New Orleans-based label since the very start of his career in the Hot Boys, has shattered the iTunes record for first-week album sales in just four days, moving more than 300k of his new album, Tha Carter IV.

The eagerly anticipated latest installment in the series, hit digital retailers right after Lil Wayne’s closing performance of “How to Love” and “John” on the top-rated MTV Video Music Awards. The album sold 964k copies in its first week, according to SoundScan, challenging Tha Carter III”s debut of 1.005 million in June, 2008.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lil Wayne and everyone here at Cash Money,” said Slim. “It’s a tribute to the hard work and commitment he’s shown from the very start.”

“I consider him my son, part of the Cash Money family from the very start,” added Baby. “One thing I’ve learned. No record is safe from him.”

Tha Carter IV busted the previous record total of 290k set just a few weeks ago by fellow rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne album. Before that, the mark was held by Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, which sold 282k digital copies in its first week. Lil Wayne’s latest is expected to sell more than 375k in its first week at all digital retailers.

Wayne’s current single dominating radio formats is “She Will,’ featuring Drake, with “How to Love,” “6 Foot 7 Foot” featuring Corey Gunz, with more tracks featuring cameos from T-Pain, Nas, Andre 3000, John Legend and Rick Ross, among others.

Lil Wayne’s current “I Am Still Music Tour” will continue through the end of the summer

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III has sold more than 3 million since it was 2008’s top seller. The hip-hop icon, who has been associated with the Williams’ Cash Money label since he was a teenager in the legendary group Hot Boys with B.G., Juvenile and Turk, took home a total of four awards for the album: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, and Best Rap Song.

In 2009, Cash Money marked the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking deal with Universal Music Group, which over the years has produced hit albums by Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Big Tymers, Mannie Fresh, Hot Boys, Jay Sean, Chris Richardson and Baby/Birdman, two of Bryan Williams’ hip-hop alter egos as well as its first-ever rock signing, Kevin Rudolph and its merchandising company YMCMB.

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Hoo Bangin’/Cash Money Artist, Glasses Malone Teams With Legendary Snoop Dogg, Readies Debut Album

(Los Angeles, CA – 17 March 2010) — Hoo Bangin’/Cash Money rapper Glasses Malone has teamed up with West Coast legend Snoop Dogg for a new street single called “Eastsidin’ (Crip Gang)” that teams a Cali OG with one of its top new stars.
Glasses (aka G.Malone) has spent the last several years overtaking both the West Coast and national music scene as he prepares for the release of his debut album “The Beach Cruiser.” Having already made a mark across the country for himself and his Blu Division imprint with hits featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T-Pain and more, the Watts rapper brought it back to his hometown with a contagious song that evokes memories of California’s golden age. Over a head-nodding production and very catchy hook by Snoop, Glasses pays tribute to his street roots and creates an anthem for thousands of fans and fellow Los Angeles natives. You can join thousands of others and listen to the song below.

Glasses Malone – “Eastsidin’ (Crip Gang)” Ft. Snoop Dogg (Download)

Cash Money Founders & Jay Sean To Appear At Pace University Seminar

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2009—It’s back to school for Cash Money CEOs and co-founders Ronald “Slim” Williams, brother Bryan “Birdman” Williams and their latest hit artist Jay Sean.

The principals behind the historic, New Orleans-based hip-hop label will take part in “Where Do I Sign?,” Pace University School of Law Professor Vernon J. Brown’s Entertainment Law class on the White Plains, N.Y., campus Monday evening, Nov. 23, from 6-8 p.m. A limited number of seats are available for the media and public.

“The goal is to give my entertainment law students practical knowledge in working with their clients and interacting with label executives,” Brown explains. “What artists expect from their attorneys and what they should expect from their clients. The class is like Inside the Actor’s Studio for lawyers, offering practical advice for the way things actually work in the real world.”

Brown has invited a number of his clients to address his class over the past four years, with the discussions focusing on how resolving legal issues has shaped the individual artists’ and label executives’ careers, with an extensive question-and-answer session. “My long-range goal is to give a similar class to junior high school and high school students, to make them aware of other careers that exist in the entertainment world other than as performers,” he says.

The Williams recently marked the 10th anniversary of their distribution deal with Universal Music Group for their groundbreaking label, which over the years has produced hit albums by Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay Sean, Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Big Tymers, Mannie Fresh, Hot Boys and Baby/Birdman, two of Bryan Williams’ hip-hop alter egos. Jay Sean is the label’s latest success, with a chart-topping single in “Down” and his U.S. debut album, All or Nothing, hitting stores on Monday (11/23).

Brown, who has been Cash Money’s business manager and attorney for 14 years and one of the industry’s leading business managers for more than two decades, is a graduate of City College of New York, a licensed Certified Public Accountant who earned his law degree from Pace University, where he has taught Entertainment Law for the past four years. As Chairman/CEO of V. Brown & Company, he represents clients in all areas of entertainment, including fashion (supermodels Jessica Stam, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, Coco Rocha), sports (Allan Houston, Charlie Ward, Ty Law, Michael Redd, Clinton Portis and Dwight Freeney), recording artists (Notorious B.I.G., Erykah Badu, Brian McKnight, Ne-Yo), film producers, performers (Steve-O) and directors (Harold “Hype” Williams).