Cash Money Records is paying it forward to the citizens of New Orleans.
Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams, founders of Cash Money Records, will be helping those in their hometown pay rent for the month of June. The duo donated more than $225,000 to Forward Together New Orleans, as reported by Variety.
The nonprofit organization aims to benefit those in the community in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo’s donation will specifically go towards paying June rent for hundreds of tenants in various projects in New Orleans.
“The legacy of Cash Money belongs to the city of New Orleans,” Birdman said in a statement. “There’s nothing more important to us than giving back to the brothers and sisters who live on those same streets we grew up on – from musicians to service workers to everyday working families. That’s what this label was always about.”
Birdman and Slim originally wanted to make their donation in May, but had to work out logistics before making it happen.
“I would like 2 off to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward,” he wrote in an Instagram post at the time.
Philanthropy plays a major role for the record label as they have provided free Thanksgiving dinners and free health screenings to New Orleans residents for over 20 years.