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Birdman Biography

Last updated: 02/14/2014 05:58:01 PM

Brian "Baby" Williams (born February 15, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana), also known as The Birdman, is a record executive, record producer, and rapper. In 1991, Williams and his brother, Ronald Williams, founded the hip-hop label Cash Money Records. Under the moniker "Baby", Williams recorded a number of albums with producer Mannie Fresh as The Big Tymers and performed as one of his own label's solo acts after the departures of Juvenile, B.G., Mannie Fresh, Young Buck and Turk.

In February 2006, Williams was arrested in Miami Beach. The charges included carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also accused of carrying a fraudulent license. His attorney later made a statement saying the charges were untrue, adding that "there are some conflicting stories as to his possession of a handgun.”

Williams left his house in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He recently announced that he was returning to his once flood-damaged home after over a year of renovations.

Williams' younger sister Tamara Williams, 26, was killed in a head-on collision when her vehicle was struck by a motorist driving in the wrong direction down Causeway Boulevard in Metairie, Louisiana in the early hours of December 11, 2006.