New Orleans Mayor Presents Keys To City To ‘Cash Money Records’ Co-Founders.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell presented co-founders of the famed record label “Cash Money Records,” with keys to the city on Monday, Feb. 5. She presented the keys to brothers Bryan and Ronald Williams, better known as “Birdman” and “Slim.”

The two co-founded the label in 1991, which throughout the years has signed artists like New Orleans natives Juvenile, Lil Wayne and Currency, and others like Lil Bow Wow, Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj.

“When I got into the music industry, I ain’t give a f**k about nobody but us,” Birdman said during his acceptance speech. “I wanted to be the best. It was nothing less for us and my brother motivated me a lot. I had some young soldiers with me that handled their business and we put the numbers up. For real, for real, we’re the best that ever did it.”

Cantrell took to social media to express her gratitude for the two artists and entrepreneurs for the impact they have had on the city.

“As a Son of the City of New Orleans, I admire your significant contributions to the music industry, steadfast encouragement of emerging artists, and your embodiment of the enduring the spirit of New Orleans through a lifelong commitment to community betterment.

“On behalf of the City of New Orleans, we thank you for maintaining strong ties to your roots! Johnny and Gladys Williams would be PROUD.”