Cash Money Records is showing what they’re made of by giving back to the community they came from as Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams have donated over $225,000 to a nonprofit organization called Forward Together New Orleans (FTNO).
The generous philanthropic effort benefits those in need of assistance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with the funds paying June’s rent for hundreds of tenants living in various sections of New Orleans. The grants will be conferred to landlords in the former Magnolia, Calliope, and Melpomene projects, now renamed Scattered Sites Harmony Oaks, Marrero Commons and Guste, respectively.
Cash Money is the imprint record label home of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake and since its 1991 inception, the Williams brothers built a multi-million dollar empire and one of the biggest successes in the modern music industry. In a statement announcing the gift, Birdman said: “The legacy of Cash Money belongs to the city of New Orleans. There’s nothing more important to us than giving back to the brothers and sisters who live on those same streets we grew up on – from musicians to service workers to everyday working families. That’s what this label was always about.”