Birdman and Slim Williams To Be Named BMI Icons

Bryan “Birdman” and Ronald “Slim” Williams will be named Icons at the BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards in August.

The Cash Money Records cofounders and brothers will be honored at the BMI award show August 22 in New York City. They join a star-studded group who have received BMI Icon Awards in the past, including Mariah Carey, the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, and Al Green.

“It’s something that my brother and I would’ve never been able to imagine at the genesis of our label,” said Slim. “To be recognized by the industry like this, it’s humbling, and it’s inspiring.”

“We also want to thank BMI and everybody who’s ever believed in this dream that my brother and I first had over 20 years ago,” said Birdman. “We’re going to keep everything going even stronger for the next 20.”