Brian “Baby” Williams, 1998 ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL (NEW ORLEANS, LA) PHOTO BY KING YELLA
When B.G. quipped that Cash Money was “highly respected without a major deal” he had to be alluding to CMR’s lavish lifestyle pre-Wendy Day and Universal; a lifestyle that had been promoted mainly by the label’s co-CEO, Brian “Baby” Williams. The flashy yin to his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams’ yang, Baby has always been recognized more for his appearance than his rap skills. Celebrating more than a decade in the spotlight, Baby has been one of the few personalities in Hip Hop that has been able to both start and hop on trends to stay relevant. If it’s hot, Baby is on it, often times making every picture you see of him feel like a time capsule. While Baby may be a 5-Star General rocking Gucci and Prada now, there was a time when FUBU and Soulja Ree’s (Reebok Classics) was the #1 Stunna’s favorite uniform.
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Ozone Mag #67 - May 2008