Baby & R. Kelly: the 1 hour MTV2 special "MTV2 & XXL Present: Hip Hop's Most Anticipated Albums" takes a look at upcoming hip hop releases by Baby & R. Kelly, Eminem, Rakim, Dr. Dre, Dead Prez, Ghostface Killah, Kanye West. M.O.P. and Clipse; Baby & Mannie Fresh are featured in interview clips; check RockOnTV.com for air dates.
Juvenile on BET: catch Juvenile performing on BET's "106 & Park" on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 (repeats on morning of Jan 15).
Late Nite w/ Juvenile: Juvenile is scheduled to appear on "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn" on Thursday, January 15, 2004 (airs late night on CBS).
Juvenile at HoB: Juvenile celebrates his latest, "Juve The Great", with a CD Release Party at the New Orleans House of Blues on Monday, 12/22/2003.
Cash Money TV: catch reruns of BET's Rap City this week, featuring guests Lil' Wayne (Tuesday, 12/16) and Big Tymers (Wednesday, 12/17); Rap City airs at 4:00 pm Eastern (3:00 pm in the Big Easy).
Big Tymers on MTV2: Tune in to MTV'2 daily "Hip Hop Show" next week (12/15 - 12/19) and catch the Big Tymers, who will be guest co-hosts; "MTV2 Hip Hop Show" airs at 5 pm & 10 pm (Eastern), Monday thru Friday (that's 4 pm & 9 pm in NOLA).
Big Tymers Back: Cash Money Records' Big Tymers released their third CD - "Big Money Heavy Weight" - on Dec. 9th; USA Today calls it funkier and more soulful; read more
"The Carter" Update: Lil' Wayne's next album "The Carter" is now scheduled to be released on March 16, 2004.
Cash Money TV: the Big Tymers & R. Kelly are scheduled to perform on BET's "106 & Park" on Tuesday, December 2nd (show repeats on 12/03 and 12/06); Juvenile will be in NYC on Tuesday to tape a segment for MTV's "Direct Effect" (s'pose to air the week of 12/08).
Cash Money for X-mas: Give Cash Money (Records) for Christmas! The new Big Tymers CD "Big Money, Heavy Weights" is available on December 9; Juvenile's "Juve The Great" will be released on December 23rd; pre-order your copy (or copies) now!
Juvenile Access Granted: if you missed BET's "Access Granted" featuring Juvenile and his new video "It's My Life", not to worry... it will air again on BET on Saturday, Nov. 29th.
It's Official: Universal Records has officially announced Juvenile's return to the Cash Money Records label, and confirmed the 12/23/2003 release date for his new album, "Juve The Great"; read more.
Cash Money TV: Big Tymers appear on BET's "Rap City" on Monday (11/17), and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Wednesday (11/19); Juvenile appears on BET's "Access Granted" on Tuesday, 11/18 (repeats on Friday and Saturday); on BET's "Rap City" on Wednesday (11/19), and BET's "106 & Park" on Friday, 11/21 (repeats Saturday and Monday).
Cash Money Gives Back: Ronald 'Slim' Williams, Bryan 'Baby' Williams, Mannie Fresh, and Lil Wayne will host the 5th annual Cash Money Turkey Dinner Giveaway on Tuesday, November 25, 2003. The Cash Money Records team, with Mayor Ray Nagin, will be on hand to give-away 2,000 25lb. turkeys, and Thanksgiving trimmings to those less fortunate in their home town of New Orleans. The Johnnie and Gladys Williams Foundation, named after the parents of Cash Money Records CEO's Ronald and Bryan Williams, will sponsor the annual Turkey donation. Read more.
New Juvenile Single: the first single from Juvenile's upcoming album (due on Dec. 23rd) -- titled "In My Life" -- has been released to radio.
New Big Tymers Video: the new Big Tymers video -- "Gangsta Girls" -- featuring R. Kelly --- is online .... check it out!
Birdman Sued: Bryan "Baby" Williams failed to pay $82,000 in jewelry bills, according to a lawsuit filed October 29 in Florida circuit court; Baby allegedly ordered a $23,500 pendant made out of gold and diamonds to form the initials BM; he also ordered nine gold diamond studded pendants inscribed with "Cash Money Records", worth $54,000 total, the lawsuit said; the suit filed by King's Jewelers in Bay Harbor Islands (near Miami Beach), alleges Williams ordered, approved, and suggested modifications for the custom jewelry, but then failed to pick up or pay for his order; Cash Money Records was also named in the suit.
Juvenile Back: in an interview with MTV after the Source Awards, Juvenile publicly confirmed that he is back with Cash Money Records, and he is set to release his next CMR CD on Dec. 23rd; he added that he is toying with the title, "Juvi the Great", but we will have to wait and see; Universal Records does list the album as having a 12/23 release date, with a title to be announced; based on their track record, we will also have to wait and see if the 12/23 date holds.
Big Tymers on 106 & Park: the Big Tymers will appear on BET's "106 & Park" on Friday, Oct. 24th (repeats on Saturday and Monday); spot should feature a performance and their new video.
Big Tymers on DFX: the Big Tymers are taping an interview for MTV's "Direct Effect" on October 21st; it is set to air next week (either October 28 or 29); DFX airs on MTV at 7:00 pm (Eastern) and 6:00 pm in NOLA.
Birdman Wins Source Award: congrats to Baby who picked up the "Trendsetter of the Year" award at last night's (Oct. 13) 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards held in Miami; 50 Cent was the big winner, but the most noteworthy item is the fact that the show actually went off without major incident.... see list of winners; photos of Juvenile.
Wayne on Rap City: Lil' Wayne is scheduled to appear on BET's "Rap City" on Monday, October 13th (4 p.m. Eastern; 3 p.m. in NOLA).
Source Awards Update: Missy Elliot, Sean Paul, Baby, Bonecrusher, Clipse, David Banner, Elephant Man, Erykah Badu, Fat Joe, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Megan Good, Pharrell & The Neptunes, Scarface and Mobb Deep will be among the attendees at the 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards; hosts will be Treach (of Naughty By Nature) and actress LisaRaye; scheduled performers include Nelly & Murphy Lee, Fabolous & Tamia, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Cam'ron & The Diplomats, Youngbloodz, Wyclef, Trina and Ja Rule; rap legend Kurtis Blow will receive the Source Pioneer Award.
New Lil' Wayne: Lil' Wayne's next release, "The Carter", is due in stores on December 9, 2003.
New Big Tymers: the Big Tymers' fourth CD, "Big Money Heavyweights", is due for release on November 18, 2003; production credits on the new release include Mannie Fresh, Jazze Pha, and R. Kelly; guest appearances include R. Kelly, Beenie Man, Lil' Wayne and TQ.
New Turk Album: Turk's latest studio album - "Raw & Uncut" - is now due for release on October 21, 2003 on the Koch Entertainment label; Koch also released B.G.'s "Livin' Legend" earlier this year; recent releases have included CD's by Magic ("On My Own") and Soulja Slim ("Years Later.. A Few Months After").
2003 Source Hip-Hop Awards: Cash Money's Baby (aka Birdman) received 3 nominations for this year's Source Hip-Hop Awards -- "Artist of the Year - Male Solo", "Single of the Year - Collabo" (for "What Happened To That Boy", featuring Clipse); "Trend Setter of the Year"; the awards ceremony takes place in Miami on October 13th; the show will air as a two hour special (taped) on BET on November 11, 2003 (8:00 pm, Eastern)
Boo & Gottie: Cash Money Records has released the debut album by Chicago rap duo Boo & Gotti; "Perfect Timing" was released on August 26, 2003; it features guest appearances by R. Kelly, Lil' Wayne, Baby, TQ, and others; prior to signing with Cash Money Records, the pair worked with R. Kelly, Jermaine Dupri, Ja Rule and the Big Tymers.