Birdman, the self-appointed “king of hip-hop,” has amassed business connections throughout his tenure the game. While his public falling out with Lil Wayne left many fans feeling some type of way, an unwavering reality remains. Birdman has played an integral role in launching the careers of Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, BG, Turk, and many more. His ties and connections with hip-hop’s key players all but cement his position in the hall of fame, like it or not. A recent Forbes profile on Birdman and Slim Williams’ Cash Money label has gone in depth on the label’s history, highlighting a few interesting tidbits in the process.

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