Long before the Cash Money camp became known as Cash Money Millionaires, the label got its start hustling albums by a young teen known as BG, who eventually scored a national anthem with his track "Bling Bling." Originally known as the Baby Gangsta, BG grew up in the dangerous uptown section of New Orleans, among some of the most poverty-ridden areas of America. There he struggled to stay out of trouble and stay in school, yet thrived as a talented young rapper. Two ambitious entrepreneurs, Ronald "Slim" Williams and his brother Bryan "Baby" Williams, heard about the infamous Baby Gangsta and soon signed him to their infantile Cash Money label.
At the alarming age of only 11, BG recorded his first album, True Story, in 1993 and quickly made a name for himself in the South. The Cash Money brothers rushed the prodigy back into the studio to record yet another album, Chopper City, which again captivated the region with its teen gangsta firing off rhymes with the poise of a ... Read full biography