b. Bryan Williams, 15 February 1969, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Baby aka the #1 Stunna, the pseudonym adopted by New Orleans-based rapper Williams, was one of the leading architects of the rise of southern hip-hop in the late 90s owing to his involvement with the hugely successful independent label, Cash Money Records. Williams co-founded Cash Money in the early 90s with his brother Ronald â€˜Suga Slimâ€™ Williams and producer Mannie Fresh. At the end of the decade, Baby and Fresh formed their own side project, Big Tymer$, enjoying a string of successful album releases culminating in 2002â€™s US chart-topping Hood Rich. The flamboyant Baby launched his solo career the same year with the entertaining Birdman, which featured production work from Mannie Fresh and Cash Moneyâ€™s rising star Jazzy Pha, alongside the ubiquitous Neptunes and Swizz Beatz. The star-studded guest list included vocal contributions from Toni Braxton, Foxy Brown, Lil Wayne and Camâ€™ron among others, while P. Diddy added extra vocals to the minor hit, â€˜Do That â€¦ Babyâ€™. Williams later adopted the Birdman title as his new recording moniker.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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