Over the last two decades, Cash Money has become one of the biggest rap music empires in history. In XXL's September 2000 issue, we sat down with Baby to discuss what's most important when building a business, and how he made his artists start from the bottom before they garnered worldwide success. Click the image below to read the original version of The Truth, written by Bryan "Baby" Williams himself, as told to Vanessa Satten.

Check out more from Baby and our other cover artists at XXL's 20th anniversary hub below.