A riveting historical account of how two hustlers invested everything in one 10 years old and changed the music business, forever!
Behind the Music Tales is a series which captures the mood and feel of the energy that surged through music in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as an honest record, directly from authentic creative forces, and is a distinct historical document as close to the truth as one can get.
Magnolia: Home of tha Soldiers, the 9th book in the series, is a look at how Cash Money Records produced some of the iconic stars of the last two decades, and continues to cash in on the day.
Get raw and real Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile, and Turk revelations of their teen years. Learn how Mannie Fresh created all Cash Money Records music. Put "respek" on Birdman's name. Unmask the mystery of CEO Slim and discover the keys to success in an ultra rare enlightening interview.
Magnolia: Home of tha Soldiers is a very real account of being a young Black man hustling to put food on the table while fighting for his place in the music scene. It gets the answers you want, from a group of young artists who have had to fight and struggle every day to get what they wanted and to be where they are.
About the Author
HARRIS ROSEN grew up and lives in Toronto, Canada. For twenty years, he self-published the national lifestyle magazine Peace! He has interviewed hundreds of composers, artists, actors and athletes, including the Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Daft Punk, Eminem, Derek Jeter, Georges St. Pierre, Nirvana, Metallica, Chris Rock, Buju Banton, Beastie Boys, Kiss, Destiny's Child and Aaliyah to list a few.
He has traveled to six continents and was in the midst of a whirlwind of multiple musical cultural revolutions that occurred throughout the 90's and 2000s, while compiling a true and honest archive of audio, images and video.
Lil Wayne is quite possibly the most prolific Rapper of all-time.
Lil Wayne has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including sold more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in United States, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
CO-founder of Cash Money Records. His net worth is 180 000 000.
Bryan Williams (born February 15, 1969), known by his stage names Birdman or Baby, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and public face of Cash Money Records which he founded with his older brother Ronald "Slim" Williams in 1991. He is also one half of the former hip hop duo Big Tymers with producer Mannie Fresh.
Along with his releases with Big Tymers and for his solo career, Birdman has released a collaboration album and numerous tracks with rapper Lil Wayne whom he took under his wing at an early age. Birdman has also made his name by contributing to the making of YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires), a portmanteau of the former's "Cash Money" and Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment imprint under the label.
Table of ContentsPreface by Harris Rosen, 1-We Be The Cash Money Millionaires; 2-I'm An Untamed Guerilla; 3-Shit I Kick Be Real; 4-I Don't Get Caught In The Mist; 5-I'm Gonna Live And Die In This Here; 6-This Year I Got A Space Shuttle Parked Out Around The Corner; 7-I Look At It We Got To Hustlin'; 8-I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Else Guide Our Destiny.