You can say what you want about Birdman, but there's no denying he built a dynasty in 1990s after launching Cash Money Records. A dynasty that, despite its issues, is still pumping out hits to this day. The Cash Money CEO breaks down how it all came together in his new documentary, Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story, via Apple Music, which dropped Friday (Feb. 16).

With Baby as the narrator, the film takes us back to the days before the bling, chronicling his entire life, helped out by interviews from those who are close to the label founder. We hear intimate stories about his birth, family upbringing and factors that made him the man he is today. It also features throwback footage of CMR during its heyday, with appearances from Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Turk, B.G., Mannie Fresh and more.

“Being young, we just did what we felt we wanted to do,” he says in an early scene. “Couldn’t give, so we took. Uptown, everybody knows each other, everybody knows what everybody’s about. I love my neighborhood. I’ll never leave it. But I’ma bring you back. Show you the life, before we had anything.”

The project is executive produced by Baby and Ronald “Slim” Williams and co-executive producer Vernon Brown.

Watch Birdman's Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story documentary on Apple Music. Check out the trailer below.

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