The CEO of Cash Money Records talks fatherhood, family, fortune and promises Wayne to be Hip Hop's best by 2008.
Birdman makes hustling backwards look good. The man then-known as Baby started as a mogul, introducing Juvenile, Lil Wayne and The Hot Boys with his blockbuster label Cash Money a decade ago. Then he put his gangsta image on front page, donning bandanas and tattoos nearly a decade after Suge Knight attempted the same, before a destructive blaze of glory. Today though, Birdman is focused on rapping. He appears on slews of remixes, mixtapes and releases exclusives to the streets at a pace close to his adopted son Lil Wayne.