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other major markets, with the video clip in solid rotation on MTV Jams and BET, as well as enjoying strong success on regional video shows.
Birdman, whose rise to the top has fostered a multi-faceted hip-hop empire, is emblematic of the notion that an enterprising rapper maintaining the principles of the street can also deliver unprecedented commercial success. Since the launch of 2002's Birdman, the artist has also generated a highly successful urban footwear collection from world-renowned brand Lugz, as well as narrating a critically acclaimed video game. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition (Rockstar Games) not only displayed Cash Money's music on the soundtrack, but it featured the celebrated artist providing the game's narration, guiding the players through the mult-leveld game in the same fashion as movie-like console games. Hip-hop fans also got a chance to view the Birdman on the silver screen in the 2005 movie Beauty Shop. Despite all the additional activities, the Birdman has still found time to cultivate the label's younger talent, most notably as executive producer on Teena Marie's "La Doña." Cash Money has sold over 25 million records worldwide since its inception in 1991, launched as a New Orleans-based hip hop imprint started by Birdman and his brother Ronald "Slim" Williams. In a little more than a decade, the label has unleashed an explosive array of artists, from Lil Wayne to Teena Marie to Mannie Fresh and the Big Tymers, grooming countless other artists New York, NY - Cash Money Records CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams, a.k.a. "Birdman," returns to the limelight with his second solo effort for Cash Money/Universal Records, Fast Money. Due in stores June 21st, the follow-up to 2002's smash success debut solo album Birdman finds the immensely talented rapper returning to his signature style that propelled his first record to platinum-plus success and beyond. Fast Money showcases stellar collaborations that have become a hallmark for the Birdman. Featured artists include Lil Wayne ("Shyne On" and "Neck of the Wood"), Bun B ("Ghetto Life"), Six Shot ("We Got That"), and Cash Money starlet Lil' Mo ("Solid Chick"). In-house Cash Money master producer Mannie Fresh also makes an appearance on the album in his trademark producing/performing capacity. The duo of Birdman and Fresh make up the multi-platinum selling Big Tymers, appearing on "We Getting It On" which also showcases Cash Money songstress Ta.
On June 21st, Cash Money Records and the Birdman take another step into the future with Fast Money, adding yet another groundbreaking chapter to the remarkable Cash Money legacy.[/align]