Last Update: February 17, 2003
New from Hot Boy$: the new Hot Boys CD "Let 'Em Burn" is set for release on March 25, 2003; CD features a slew of unreleased blazin' tracks showcasing the Hot Boy$ (Juvenile, Lil' Wayne, B.G. and Turk) distinctive vocal skills; tracks appearing on the album are:
Last Call: Brian "Baby" Williams will perform on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly" on Tuesday, January 28th.
New Baby Video Premieres on BET: BET's "Access Granted: Baby" airs on January 22nd: Join Baby as he heads back to his hometown of New Orleans to film his latest bling-bling video. Baby grants BET full access to the set of his video, "What Happened To That Boy." The video features cameos from The Clipse, his Cash Money family and boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. It doesn't end when Baby wraps the production though as BET shows the world premiere of that new video, "What Happened to That Boy".
Livin' Legends: former Cash Money rap star B.G. (aka B. Gizzle) will release his first album ("Livin' Legend") on his own Chopper City Records label on February 25, 2003 (order now); the album is being distributed by Koch International.
Grammy Nomination for Big Tymers! the Big Tymers received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group" category for their single "Still Fly" (from "Hood Rich"); other nominees in this category include "The Essence" (AZ featuring Nas), "Pass The Courvoisier Part II" (Busta Rhymes featuring P. Diddy & Pharrell), "Oh Boy" (Cam'Ron featuring Juelz Santana), and The Whole World (OutKast featuring Killer Mike); the Grammy Awards will be held in New York City on February 23, 2003; the show will air live on CBS.
Hot Boy$: the Hot Boys CD "Let 'Em Burn" is set for release on March 25, 2003; we will post a track list as soon as it is available.
Lil Wayne on Nivea: Lil Wayne makes a guest appearance on the self-titled debut CD from Nivea, being released on December 10; others contributing to the CD include R. Kelly, Brian and Brandon Casey (Jagged Edge), The Neptunes, and Mystikal.
Baby on the Box: upcoming TV appearances for Baby the #1 Stunna; "Weekend Vibe" on 11/23; BET's "106 & Park" (w/ P. Diddy) on 11/25; BET's "Rap City" on 11/27; "MTV Cribs" on 11/27; "Soul Train" on 11/30.
Thanksgiving: Cash Money Records will be hosting their 4th annual Turkey Giveaway on Monday, November 25th at A.L. Davis Park in New Orleans; the event, targeting the city's needy, will be attended by Mayor Ray Nagin, and Cash Money's Mannie Fresh, Ronald "Slim" Williams, Brian "Baby" Williams, and Lil Wayne; 2,000 turkeys and holiday dinners will be handed out by CMR rep's, beginning at 1:00 pm; "Kids shouldn't go hungry on Thanksgiving, not in America," said Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh; "Maybe someday the kids we help today will pay the love forward, and help out another generation of kids"; AMEN!
Tank's Giving: Mannie Fresh and the Big Tymers make guest appearances on the latest release (titled "One Man") from R&B singer Tank.
More CMR TV: BET's "Turnstyle" featuring Baby (see new bio & photo) repeats on Thursday, 11/14; Mannie Fresh appears on "BET Tonight with Ed Gordon" on Friday, 11/15; Lil' Wayne appears on Soul Train on Saturday, 11/16 (check local listings).
Baby on BET: Brian "Baby" Williams will be featured on the BET profile series "Turnstyle" on Tuesday November 5th (9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central); the show will air again on BET on Thursday, Nov. 7th (8:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Central).
Baby Talk: go behind the scenes of Brian "Baby" Williams new video "Do That" (featuring P. Diddy) on BET's "Access Granted" on Wednesday, 10/30 (8 pm, Central); Baby also drops by BET's "106 & Park" this Thursday, 10/31 (5 pm, Central); the show repeats Friday morning, 11/01 (10:30 am, Central); also catch Baby making a guest appearance on the new Fat Joe album, "Loyalty".
CMR Greatest Hits: just in time for the holidays comes "Cash Money Greatest Hits Vol. 1" - both on CD and video (VHS & DVD); both are set for release on November 19, 2002; the VHS/DVD collection features 25 of CMR's hottest videos (by Juvenile, B.G., Lil' Wayne, Turk, Hot Boys, Big Tymers and Cash Money Millionaires), plus interviews and "behind the scenes" footage of the entire Cash Money family; we will post track listings for both projects soon!
Cash Money Tours w/ Nelly: Big Tymers and Lil' Wayne will hook up with Nelly for a series of shows starting in Virginia Beach, VA on October 3rd.
Lil' Wayne on BET: Lil Wayne drops by BET's "106 & Park" on Wednesday, October 2 (the show repeats on on Thursday morning).
Baby Goes Solo: "Birdman" -- the first solo project from Big Tymer Brian "Baby" Williams -- hits store shelves on November 26th; look for guest appearances by P. Diddy, Tony Braxton, Cam'ron, Petey Pablo, Eightball, Foxy Brown, Lil Wayne, TQ, and more.
"Undisputed" due on August 20th: Cash Money Records will release the original soundtrack CD for the film "Undisputed" on August 20th (read more); the film stars Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames and Master P, and opens nationwide on August 23, 2002.
Lil Wayne Bio: check out the latest bio on Lil' Wayne.... posted on 08/05/2002.
Weezy on MTV: Lil' Wayne will be taping an interview in NYC on August 6th; the piece will air on MTV's "Direct Effect" -- so be watchin' for it soon!
BMI Urban Awards: BMI, the performing rights organization, announced today the first confirmed attendees to its Urban Awards 2002, scheduled for August 6 at Club Tropigala at the Fountainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami Beach; among the urban songwriters and publishers to be recognized and on hand at the first-ever ceremony are rappers N.O.R.E., Cam'Ron, Big Tymers, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Neptunes, Rockwilder, singer Mario Winans and writer/producer Mike City.
Big Tymers w/ Carson: the Big Tymers will be the musical guests on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" on Friday, June 7, 2002.
BG Bolts: B.G. has joined former CMR label mate Juvenile, leaving Cash Money to start his own label - Chopper City Records; Juvenile left Cash Money Records last year to start his his UTP (Uptown Project) label.
Big Tymers Top Charts: the Big Tymers' new album "Hood Rich" makes it's chart debut in the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 Albums chart (for the week dated 05/18/2002).
Big Tymers Bio: we've posted an updated bio of the Big Tymers... click here to check it out!
New Big Tymers: the new Big Tymers' CD, "Hood Rich", is due in stores on April 23, 2002.
CMR TV: Big Tymer Bryan "Baby" Williams appears on BET's "How I'm Living" on Tuesday, Jan. 22; the Cash Money Millionaires will also appear on BET's "106 & Park" (with Master P, Mystikal, Nelly, etc.) during Super Bowl weekend.
Juvenile Tour Dates: upcoming tour dates for Juvenile include a show (with Skip and others) at Municipal Auditorium in NOLA on November 24th.
Gold for Project English: congrats to Juvenile, who's latest CD, "Project English", was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 24, 2001 - also, be sure to check out the latest bio and photo of Juvenile in our CMR artists section.
Juve Joins Mystikal: look for Juvenile to make a guest appearance on Mystikal's 5th CD, "Tarantula", which is due in stores on December 18th.
No Limit on Universal: the other big New Orleans rap label has signed a distribution deal with Universal Music (who also handles Cash Money Records); Master P's deal with Priority Records expired in September; the first release to be handled by Universal will be Master P's "Game Face", due in stores on December 18th.
Lil Wayne on Jenny: CMR rapper Lil Wayne will appear on the syndicated "Jenny Jones" TV show on Thursday, October 18th (performing "Shine").
New Mack 10 CD: rapper Mack 10's first album on Cash Money Records is titled "Bang or Ball", and it is due for release on December 4th; the first single and video from the CD will be "Hate In Your Eyes", both featuring label mates Lil' Wayne, Baby and Mannie Fresh; others appearing on the album are Mack's old Westside Connection partners Ice Cube and WC.
TV Update: catch the Cash Money Millionaires appearing on the new BET series "How I'm Living" on Tuesday, October 9th (8:30 pm, ET).
Most Wanted Boys: look for Juvenile on the new release "Kane & Abel Presents: Most Wanted Boys Down Bad", in stores on October 9th on the Most Wanted Empire label; others appearing include 5th Ward Weebie, Boss Player, Ghinn, and Lil Flip.
Shake That Thang: VH1's new series, "What's My 20?", will feature the 20 hottest "ass shakin' videos" in an episode titled "Rumpshakers", airing on August 27th; videos making the list include Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up" (#6); also making the list was Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass" (#11).
Source Awards Update: the 2001 Source Hip Hop Awards will take place on Monday, August 20th at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach; nominees include the Cash Money Millionaires ("Artist of the Year, Group"), Cash Money Records' Mannie Fresh ("Producer of the Year"), and Mystikal (for "Single of the Year" and "Live Performer of the Year"); No Limit Records founder Master P will receive the Hip-Hop Image Award at the event; scheduled award presenters include Cash Money Millionaires, Mystikal and Lil' Romeo; the show will air as a taped 2 hour special on August 28th on the UPN Network.
Hard Ballin' Cash Money's Lil' Wayne and The Big Tymers make appearances on the upcoming soundtrack for the film "Hardball"; the Big Tymers contribute "You Can't Break Me" (previously unreleased), and Lil' Wayne appears with "Lil' Rascals" (rappers Lil' Wayne, Lil Bow Wow, Lil' Zane and Sammie) on the title track, "Hardball"; catch the Lil' Rascals video on MTV tonight (August 15) at 9:30 pm Central.
New from Juvenile: Juve's latest album "Project English" is out on August 21, 2001.
Juvenile Unplugged: a Jackson, Tennessee concert featuring CMR rapper Juvenile was shut down on Wednesday (07/18), ten minutes into the rap star's performance; the manager of the Carl Perkins Civic Center, Mose Burton, pulled the plug on the show citing the excessive use of profanity as his reason; "The rapper had agreed to do a clean show, and children were allowed in if they were accompanied by a parent," Burton said; "It got really nasty," Burton added, "I told the sound man to cut the music and we cleared the house. The show was over" (What was this guy thinking when he booked a rap star who's biggest hit was "Back That Azz Up", and who's other songs include "Never Had S***", and "F*** That Nigga"??).
Gold for Lil Wayne: Lil' Wayne's second album "Lights Out" was certified Gold (that's 500,000 copies sold) by the RIAA on June 12, 2001.
TV Note: the Cash Money Millionaires will appear on a rerun of "BET Live" on Thursday, July 5th.
Back That Glass Up: Cash Money Records rap star Juvenile has been named in a $5 million law suitby the person he allegedly attacked with a champagne bottle outside of a Miami comedy club on March 28th; Jackson Saintagne, 28, is seeking damages for pain and suffering stemming from the incident that also led to the arrest of Juvenile on suspicion of aggravated battery, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest; Juvenile's attorneys claim that he is innocent, and witnesses have stated that Saintagne instigated the fight.
Juvenile Suit Dropped: the Mandeville, LA subdivision of Woodstone has dropped their lawsuit against CMR rapper Juvenile; the suit, filed in April, was to prevent the hip hop star from parking his tour bus in front of his house and his many sports cars in his back yard (these were violations of the enclave's restrictive covenants); Juvenile has agreed to abide by the community's rules, so they are all now one happy (and wealthy) neighborhood (courtesy of the Times-Picayune, June 21, 2001).
Easter Jam on PPV: the Easter Jam 2001 hip hop concert held on April 14, 2001 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans will be televised on pay-per-view television on July 21st; the show, which featured Juvenile, Jay-Z, and other rap all-stars, will also air on July 25th.
Turk Debuts at #2: CMR rapper Turk's first solo CD Young & Thuggin' will debut at No. 2 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart for the week of June 23rd; Thuggin' was kept out of the top spot by another new album, the St. Lunatics' "Free City"; Young & Thuggin' enters the Billboard 200 albums chart at #9.
Hip-Hop Awards: congrats to local rap stars receiving nominations for the 2001 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards; nominees include the Cash Money Millionaires ("Artist of the Year, Group"), and Cash Money Records' Mannie Fresh ("Producer of the Year"); New Orleans homie Mystikal was also nominated (for "Single of the Year" and "Live Performer of the Year"); winners will be named in Miami on August 20th, and the event will be televised on August 28th on UPN.
Official Single: the first single from Cash Money vocal group Official, titled "Anything You Want", is due in stores on June 5, 2001.
Cash Money Signs Official: Cash Money Records has signed Philadelphia-based male vocal group Official to their roster; their debut album will feature an appearance by another new Cash Money Records artist, female rapper Christina.
Top Beats from The Dirty South: Juvenile's first CMR album "Solja Rags" is listed in CDNOW's feature on The 10 Essential Albums from the Dirty South; their picks also include CD's from Outkast, Mystikal, Three Six Mafia, and 2 Live Crew.
Juvie Pisses Off Neighbors (again!): residents of Mandeville, LA's exclusive Woodville subdivision are taking Juvenile to court to try and bar him from parking his tour bus in their hood.
Turk's Debut: Young Turk's eagerly awaited solo album, "Young & Thuggin'", is now scheduled for release in May; we will keep ya posted when we hear more.
Mack 10 Signs with CMR: West Coast rapper Mack 10 has signed a deal with Cash Money Records; his first release on CMR will be titled "Bang or Ball", and it is tentatively scheduled for release in September, 2001.
No Laughing Matter! rapper Juvenile was arrested outside of a Miami, Florida comedy club after a scuffle with a police officer and another man on Wednesday; Juvie allegedly hit the man on the head with a bottle of Moet (hope it was Dom Perignon) and also grabbed the officer; perhaps Juvenile oughtta stay out of the Sunshine State ... he was also arrested in Jacksonville, FL in July of 1999 after a tangle with security guards at a shopping mall.
Lil Wayne visits BET: Cash Money's Lil' Wayne is scheduled to appear on BET's "106 & Park" on Tuesday, March 13th; the show repeats again on Wednesday morning.
Live Chat w/ Lil Wayne: Right On! Magazine is holding a live chat with Lil' Weezie on Tuesday, March 20th, at 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (that's 6:00 pm here in NOLA).
Heavy Metal for Cash Money: congrats to the Cash Money krewe for recent certifications by the RIAA; the "Baller Blockin'" soundtrack was certfied Gold on 12/19/2000; B.G.'s "Checkmate" was certified Gold on 12/19; and Juvenile's "400 Degreez" went 4 x Platinum on 12/19; the "Baller Blockin'" video was certified Platinum on 12/01/2000.
Congrats To B.G. the latest from Cash Money rapper B.G. - "Checkmate" - entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 21 & the Billboard R&B Chart at No. 5; "Checkmate", B.G.'s sixth solo effort, sold 130,000 copies in it's first week on the street.
Soul Train Rerun: catch a repeat of the Big Tymers appearance on Soul Train, airing the weekend of December 10th.
New From CMR: Lil Wayne's "Lights Out" (12/19); Juvenile's "Project English" (01/30/2001).