Birdman And Slim Being Honored At YouTube’s Leaders and Legends Award

New Orleans hip-hop legends Birdman and his brother, Slim will be recognized at this year’s YouTube’s Leaders and Legends Award.

According to Billboard, the platform has announced that the founders of Cash Money Records Bryan Williams AKA Birdman, and Ronald Williams AKA Slim will be honored at YouTube Music’s second Leaders and Legends gala. The ceremony will take place on June 27 in Los Angeles.

Birdman told the media outlet, “I appreciate Lyor and YouTube for respecting what we’ve accomplished, and what we continue to do. This honor shines a light on all the artists who have been on Cash Money Records or have been affiliated with the label. They share in this honor, too.”

“Over the years, we just stayed out of the way and let the music speak for itself. But it feels great to be recognized for our contribution to the culture,” said Slim.

Cash Money Records, based out of New Orleans was started by the two brothers back in 1991. Over the past 33 years, the label has been home to artists like Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Busta Rhymes, Drake, Mystikal, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Lil Mo, Bow Wow, and a roster of other artists.

“We at YouTube are committed to pushing the culture forward, so leading the charge to celebrate Cash Money’s impact via Birdman and Slim’s leadership is an honor,” said Tuma Basa, YouTube’s director of Black music and culture. “As a platform with a global reach and influence, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and elevate the stories of Black trailblazers in the industry and remind the world of the immeasurable impact Black music has on the culture globally. That’s what Leaders and Legends is all about.”

WGNO reported earlier this year that Birdman and Slim were presented with keys to the city by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Feb. 5. Birdman and Cash Money Millionaires will also celebrate 30 years in the music industry at this year’s 30th Annual Essence Festival.

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