Cash Money Records is a label..a BLACK label that has given us so many legendary Hip-Hop songs that stand the test of time.
***It’s important to note that Young Money Entertainment is an imprint of Cash Money, founded by long time artist Lil’ Wayne. ***
Being a home to artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Wayne, B.G., Turk, Mannie Fresh, Birdman, Juvenile and more, Cash Money Records is one of the most iconic and successful record labels EVER. Did I mention that it is a BLACK label!?
Founded by brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams & Ronald “Slim” Williams, the rise of Cash Money is literally a rags to riches tale of New Orleans natives trying to make it, & did. I believe every artist on this label deserves their flowers, but let’s take a look at the artists who made this label a household name!
Favorites: We On Fire, I Need a Hot Girl, Get It How U Live, Dirty World, On tha Porch, Respect My Mind, Boys at War.
One of the best rap groups ever! I would definitely be here for a reunion tour, because they have some bops together.
Favorites: Ha, Back That Azz Up, U Understand, Nolla Clap, Slow Motion, Rodeo, Set It Off, Follow Me Now, Juvenile On Fire, I Got That Fire, In My Life.
Juvi has so many HITS that it was hard for me to choose three videos for this section of his solo career. Like man. His flow is sickening, the production on his songs is sick as well. I almost never hear no one speak of Juvi being one of the greats. Appreciate him more. He gave us the best hip hop song of all time that STILL gets the people to the dance floor!
Favorites: Bling Bling, Where Da At, Cash Money Is An Army, I Know, All On U, Uptown Thang.
B.G. is one of my favorites from the early roster. 🔥🔥he has some jams!
Favorites: Get Your Roll On, Big Ballin’, Number One Stunna, Still Fly, This Is How We Do, No Love
Big Tymers really have me wishing they made more hits as a duo!
Can I also speak on how underrated Mannie Fresh is as a producer and for his solo work? For example: 👇🏾
Favorites: Playing With Fire, Fireman, Tha Block Is Hot, Respect Us, Go D.J., Stuntin Like My Daddy, A Milli, Leather So Soft, I’m Me, Prostitute Flange, Mrs. Officer, 6 Foot, 7 Foot, How To Love, Love Me, Rich As Fuck, Believe Me.
The best rapper alive! Wayne has made a name for himself as one of the best in the game. He deserves to brag, because all of the flowers are rightfully deserved.
Having an career spanning over 20 years, Wayne has dropped some of the most memorable songs and albums that are timeless if you ask me.
Favorites: Do That, What Happened To That Boy, Baby You Can Do It, Get Your Shine On, Neck of the Woods, Pop Bottles, 100 Million, Y.U. Mad, Money To Blow.
Put some RESPECK on Birdman’s name. Not only is he the boss man, but he has some hits of his own!
Favorites: Still In Love, I Got You, Honey Call, My Body’s Hungry, Baby I’m Your Fiend, A Rose By any Other Name, Off The Chain, Makaveli Never Lied, I Love Him Too, Hit Me Where I Live, Cruise Control, Ooh Wee, God Has Created, The Way You Love Me.
My favorite R&B legend! touched on Teena during her Motown years, but her albums with Cash Money are some of the best R&B albums released in the 2000s period. La Dona was IT in 2004. My mom bumped it faithfully that summer, & I remember the great memories I have while listening to that album.
& Sapphire? Flames! 🔥🔥 her collaborations with former Motown labelmate Smokey Robinson are important. & Ooh Wee? PERFECTION! Teena brought authentic R&B to a predominantly Hip Hop label. I miss her.
Favorites: Bedrock, Roger That, Every Girl, Tapout, We Been On, 50 Plates, Bigger Than Life, Burn The House, Senile.
Lil Wayne’s imprint Young Money was a breath of fresh air to the Cash Money label, bringing forth new talents like Tyga, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, etc. Rich Gang was both labels coming together to compose a record. Tapout is still 🔥🔥🔥🔥.
Favorites: How Bout Now, Worst Behavior, Make Me Proud, Take Care, Find Your Love, All Me, Fake Love, Too Good, The Motto, Successful, Best I Ever Had, Fancy, Fireworks, Up All Night, Miss Me, Shot For Me, Crew Love, Marvin’s Room, Wu-Tang Forever, Too Much, Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2, U With Me?, Weston Road Flows, Fire & Desire, Teenage Fever, Over.
Drake has been in the game since he was a kid, being on the Canadian based show Degrassi.. but when he became apart of the Cash Money/Young Money team, he became a household name & is STILL dropping hit after hit. Drake isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but you can’t deny that he’s one of the best rappers from the new school.
Favorites: Massive Attack, Your Love, I’m The Best, Fly, Blazin, Blow Ya Mind, Right By My Side, Roman’s Revenge, Beez In The Trap, I Am Your Leader, Come on a Cone, High School, I’m Legit, I Endorse These Strippers, Up In Flames, The Crying Game, Get On Your Knees, Feeling Myself, Only, Want Some More, Four Door Aventador, Shanghai, Big Daddy.
One of the biggest female rappers of all time, Nicki Minaj has been a problem since her mixtape days! With 3 albums under her belt & one on the way, Nicki has proved to be one of the most successful female rappers in the business.
Listen. Nicki is untouchable when it comes to her features. To date, she still wins for her verse on Kanye West’s Monster..OR her Lookin’ Ass Nigga song. 🔥 You can’t deny Nicki’s impact on the rap industry for the past 8 to 10 years. Legendary.
Cash Money Records is a powerful Black label who deserves some RESPECT on its name. Birdman has publicly stated that the entire purpose of the label was to “get his loved ones out of the projects & into a positive way of life.”
Also, he wanted to help others escape poverty. & that’s the best thing African-Americans can do for each other: escape your adversity, & motivate others to do the same if you can’t help everyone. Give every single person on this label or was (mentioned or unmentioned,) their FLOWERS! – MJ.