Birdman (rapper)

Birdman (rapper)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Birdman

| Img_capt = Birdman (left) performing at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2007.
Birth_name = Bryan Williams
Born = birth date and age|1969|02|15 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Background = solo_singer
Alias = Baby, Stunna
Genre = Hip hop
Occupation = Rapper, Entrepreneur, Producer
Net Worth = profit $400.98 Million [According to The Celebrity 100, based on infomation from Forbes - February 2008.]
Years_active = 1992–present
Label = Cash Money
URL = []
Current_members =
Past_members =

Bryan "Baby" Williams (born February 15, 1969 [ [ Birdman] ,] ), better known by his stage name Birdman, is an American rapper and record executive from New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1991, Williams and his older brother Ronald "Slim" Williams founded the hip-hop label Cash Money Records. Earlier in his career, he used his first moniker B-32 (Baby With The 32 Golds) and released his only independent album "I Need a Bag of Dope" in 1993. [ [ Mind Of Mannie] , XXL] Years later, under the moniker "Baby", Williams recorded a number of albums with producer Mannie Fresh as the Big Tymers and performed as one of his own label's solo acts. [ [ Birdman - Fast Money] ,] Williams' most recent record, "5 * Stunna", was released on December 11, 2007.



In 2002 Birdman released his self-titled second studio album, "Birdman". 26 guest stars were featured on the album.

The third Big Tymers album (Birdman and Mannie Fresh) was released called "Hood Rich". Over 10 guest stars were featured on the album. It had two singles, "Still Fly" and "Oh Yeah," featuring Tateeze and Boo & Gotti.

He was featured on the track "Bigger Business" by Swizz Beatz off of his compilation album "Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories". The track also featured Jadakiss, Cassidy, Diddy, Snoop Dogg and Ron Isley.


In 2003 Birdman and partner Mannie Fresh in the group Big Tymers released their fourth and final album, titled "Big Money Heavyweight". Guests included R. Kelly, Lil Wayne, TQ, Petey Pablo, Juvenile, Joi, Bun B, Gillie The Kid, D-Boyz, Tateeze and Mikkey.

Birdman was featured on Bow Wow's album "Unleashed (Bow Wow album)" on the track "Let's Get Down." He was also on the album "The Senior" by Ginuwine.


In 2004 Birdman was featured on Juvenile's track "Bounce Back" off of Juvenile's album "Juve the Great".


Birdman released his third studio album "Fast Money". It was his first album where he was credited as Birdman instead of Baby, which was a name he adopted for his previous album.

Birdman executive produced Lil Wayne's album "Tha Carter II" and was featured on a track. He appeared in the single's music videos.


Lil Wayne and Birdman released an album titled "Like Father, Like Son". It was certified Gold and was a financial success, spawning three singles, including the criticially acclaimed "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" and "Leather So Soft".


In 2007 Birdman released his fourth studio album, "5 * Stunna". The first single, "Pop Bottles," featuring Lil Wayne and Jadakiss, was a hit, as well as the second single "100 Million," which featured Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Dre & DJ Khaled. The third single featuring Lil Wayne, titled "I Run This," was a hit as well. The album over all received good reviews.fact|date=September 2008

In November 2007, Williams was arrested and charged with possession of more than a half-ounce of marijuana. He was released on $1,500 bond. [Breeding, Kacie Dingus. [ Kingsport traffic stop cages rapper Birdman and his entourage on drug charges; ATF helps with firearms probe] , The Times-Picayune. Published November 27, 2007.]


In 2008 Birdman will release an album with long time friend Rick Ross. Originally titled "Bald Eagles Fly High", the title is now expected to be "The H". The first song released off the album was "Sun Come Up," which featured T-Pain and Glasses Malone. The album will be released December 2, 2008. He has also made a cameo appereance in Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock" music video.



*1993: "I Need a Bag of Dope" (as B-32)
*2002: "Birdman"
*2005: "Fast Money"
*2007: "5 * Stunna"


*1998: "How You Luv That" (with Big Tymers)
*1998: "How You Luv That Vol. 2" (with Big Tymers)
*2000: "I Got That Work" (with Big Tymers)
*2002: "Hood Rich" (with Big Tymers)
*2003: "Big Money Heavyweight" (with Big Tymers)
*2006: "Like Father, Like Son" (with Lil Wayne)
*2008: "The H" (with Rick Ross) [ [ T.I. Tests Himself As A Producer: Mixtape Monday - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News ] ]


* 2000: "Baller Blockin"


External links

* [ Birdman's Official website]
* [ Birdman's Official MySpace page]
* [ Cash Money Records Official website]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Birdman — may refer to: * Birdman of Alcatraz , a 1962 film * Birdman (novel), a novel by Mo Hayder * Radio Birdman, a 1970s Australian punk/garage group * Birdman Records, an independent music label * Birdman , an EP by the British band Ride * Birdman… …   Wikipedia

  • Birdman — Chartplatzierungen (vorläufig) Vorlage:Infobox Chartplatzierungen/Wartung/vorläufige Chartplatzierung Erklärung der Daten Alben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Birdman (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Birdman Type = Album Artist = Birdman Released = November 26 2002 Recorded = 2002 Genre = Gangsta rap Length = Label = Cash Money Producer = Mannie Fresh, The Neptunes, Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri, Swizz Beatz, Jazze Pha… …   Wikipedia

  • Birdman discography — This is discography for Southern rapper Birdman.DiscographyAlbumsFeatured singlesReferences …   Wikipedia

  • Rick Ross (rapper) — Infobox Musical artist Img size = Name = Rick Ross Background = solo singer Birth name = William Leonard Roberts II [ Birth certificate] of William Roberts (Rick Ross) as re… …   Wikipedia

  • B.G. (rapper) — B.G. Birth name Christopher Dorsey Also known as B. Gizzle Born September 3, 1980 (1980 09 03) (age 31) New Orleans, Louisiana, United States …   Wikipedia

  • Brisco (rapper) — Brisco Birth name British Alexander Mitchell Born 1983 (age 27–28) Origin Opa locka, Florida, United States Genres Hip hop …   Wikipedia

  • Drake (Rapper) — Drake (2010) Aubrey Drake Graham (* 24. Oktober 1986 in Toronto, Ontario) ist ein kanadischer Schauspieler, Rapper und R B Sänger afroamerikanischer Abstammung. Er ist einer der bekanntesten Newcomer in der Hip Hop Szene. Seine Lieder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Foxy Brown (rapper) — Infobox Musical artist Name = Foxy Brown Also known as = Fox Boogie, Ill Na Na Img capt = Img size = Background = solo singer Birth name = Inga Fung Marchandcitation|last=Brown|first=Scott|last2=Serpick|first2=Evan|title=Lil , Brown… …   Wikipedia

  • Jim Jones (Rapper) — Jim Jones (2008) Chartplatzierungen (vorläufig) Vorlage:Infobox Chartplatzierungen/Wartung/vorläufige Chartplatzierung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.