Today, Feb. 15, is the 49th birthday of Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams, also known as Birdman.

Not only a record label exec, the New Orleans native was also part of the rap duo, the Big Tymers, with DJ Mannie Fresh. Big Tymers which debuted in 1998 with their album How Ya Luv That? and  went on to drop five albums in total. As an exec, Baby has helped foster the careers of Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and more. He's been nominated for a Grammy, has had several hit songs and several successful solo albums. In addition, Forbes estimated his personal wealth at $160 million in 2014. Birdman was in hip-hop headlines a lot in 2015 as he and longtime collaborator Lil Wayne were beefing over releasing Wayne's music. As of late, Wayne and Baby have squashed their beef and Wayne is still on Cash Money Records. Birdman said he would definitely release Tha Carter V at some point, but is currently mired in another Wayne-related beef. While they haven't been on good terms for a while, Rick Ross has been taking aim at the Cash Money big boss over owing Weezy money for his album sales. On a more positive note, Baby just released a song with his rumored girlfriend, Toni Braxton.

Happy Birthday, Birdman!

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