After the whole Breakfast Club fiasco with Charlamagne last week, Birdman’s name has ringing out here because he told them to “put some respect on his name,” among other things. Me personally, I liked it when his rap name was Baby and he was a “Gamespitta” and the #1 Stunna. This Best Of mix is from that era (the 90’s-late 2002) before he became Birdman and wanted to be a rapper instead.
Very interesting special that should air on MTV soon and really shows Baby as a person. They follow him as he plans Cash Money’s Grammy Party as well as meets with artists and studio personel. Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled and more all make apperances. CMR is basically set-up like most mob families. Birdman is to John Gotti as Suga Slim is to Carlo Gambino. Meaning, Birdman is the flashy one but Slim is the one who is really calling all the shots. People in the know have known this for years and Birdman says it here also.
My favorite part is when Birdman says that he doesn’t like loud music because he’s trying to conserve his ears (I’m the exact same way). They also show his children and his son Brian is poised to be the next head of CMR.
Going through my video library I came across this *ahem* interesting piece of footage that forgot I had. This is the only posted footage of Lil Wayne kissing Baby aka Birdman on the mouth and happened on a May 2002 episode of BET Rap City. Now they say their kiss is mafia-inspired, but you be the judge. I have when they kissed on 106 & Park that same month somewhere also. Tell me I don’t have the most interesting YouTube channel of vintage footage…don’t worry I’ll wait
I miss the days when Baby was just a gamespitter and Mannie was a comedian on the mic.