The cash records rent hundreds of new Orleans residents – diverse2 min read
Cash records are returning in large numbers. The iconic rap label Forward Together, founded by Brian “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams, has donated more than 5 225,000 to a nonprofit called New Orleans (FTNO). This effort has benefited the community in need-based COVID-19 epidemics, and funds have gone toward providing June rent to hundreds of tenants, especially those living on various projects in New Orleans.
Impressions of Cash Money and Young Money, the likes of Lil Wayne, Nicki Mina and Drake, have been in business since 1991. For decades, the Williams brothers have worked to turn the name of Cash into a multi-million dollar empire and the largest in the modern music industry. One of the successes.
Philanthropy is also a top priority for the organization, as Birdman and Slim have formed their own organization, The Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation, named after their parents. For over 20 years, they have done their part by teaming up with Ochsner Health Systems with a free Thanksgiving dinner to provide free health screening to residents in their hometown of New Orleans.
Birdman said in a statement in the Covid-19 initiative declaration: “The legacy of cash belongs to the city of New Orleans. We grew up with nothing more important than giving back to siblings living on the same street – from musicians to service workers in working families. This label has always been this. “
The grants will go to the landlords of the former Magnolia, Calliope and Melpomen projects, now scattered sites will be named Harmony Oaks, Marro Commons and Ghost, respectively.
Slim adds: “New Orleans has made us and those of us who are part of it. We are devastated that this epidemic is hitting our community so hard and we are committed to doing everything we can to help now and in the long run.”