Cash Money: The Oil Company?

 |  January 20, 2010
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Cash Money Records is one of the hottest labels and an unstoppable force in the game right now, but now the empire is set to expand into a field a little unexpected, oil.

Bryan Baby Williams and his partner/brother Ronald Slim Williams are launching their own independent gasoline and oil company, Bronald Oil & Gas.

Bronald Oil & Gas are utilizing several different areas to develop oil and gas outlets like Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Florida. They are also working in several different areas of Central America, according to the Bronald website:

“These efforts have initially been focused on Central America, while Bronald intends to also carefully review other international opportunities in such places as Africa. Once again, Bronald intends to leverage its network of existing relationships to identify and secure development opportunities. “

Check out the brothers’ mission statement.

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Apparently Birdman’s made bank off of his oil investments. Peep the Bronald oil drill on the side of his head.

His music is complete garbage, but you got to respect his businessman swag. Owning one of the biggest labels of today’s generation and an oil company is pretty g. Baby and Slim are definitely taking that entrepreneurship to the next level with this one.

Baby, black, gold, 100 mill off the floor, never told?  Now you know how it go b-tch.“-Birdman (Mo Milly)


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  • bizzllean

    what u mean his music is compleat garbage eat a fat dick an chock on it u pussy. birdmans raps r real if u think bout it birdmans better then lil wayne. he raps about real hood shit lil wayne raps about fuckin nothin. soowoo 2 the birdman do ya thang blood 100

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/ iHipHop

    Rap Moguls Go From Lil’ Wayne to Oil, Keep It Real With Tattoo
    2010-02-12 06:00:05.0 GMT

    By David Wethe
    Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) — An oil well tattooed on the shaved
    head of Bryan “Birdman” Williams and a Web site for a company
    called Bronald Oil & Gas LLC indicate that two men known for
    their gushers in rap music are getting into the energy business.
    Williams and his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams founded
    Cash Money Records, the music label behind such artists as Lil’
    Wayne. Their foray into energy with Bronald, a name that blends
    Bryan and Ronald, prompted Houston investment bank Tudor
    Pickering Holt & Co. to quip that this may be a sign of the end
    of an oil-market rally.
    “Doctors and dentists investing in oil wells was sign of
    top in 1980s,” the bank said last week in a note to clients.
    “Rappers the sign this cycle?”
    As for what Bronald is doing in the oil and natural-gas
    business, the Williams brothers declined through their
    publicist, Kia Selby, to comment. Selby said she was unable to
    provide information about the oil company. Bronald doesn’t have
    a listed telephone number. Numbers for residences in New Orleans
    and Florida that are linked to Bronald in state records don’t
    take incoming calls.
    Bryan and Ronald Williams are the only people listed under
    the management and director headings on Bronald’s Web site.
    Under “technical staff,” the site says “to come.”
    Bronald describes itself on the site as an independent oil
    and gas company focused on exploration and development of assets
    in several U.S. Gulf Coast states and Oklahoma’s Osage County.

    Buying Leases

    “Its initial efforts have been to acquire oil and gas
    leases covering areas with historical production and the
    opportunity for re-entry drilling as well as new drilling
    opportunities,” according to the Web site. “Bronald also hopes
    to partner with other developers to jointly exploit significant
    additional assets by leveraging Bronald’s infrastructure.”
    Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy Inc. operates about 40
    percent of the wells in Osage County, said Jim Miller, the
    company’s senior vice president for operations. He said he
    hadn’t heard of Bronald or been contacted by the company.
    The address listed for Bronald with the Oklahoma
    Corporation Commission is a beachfront condominium in Florida. A
    New Orleans residence was listed for Bronald with the Louisiana
    Secretary of State. The Williams brothers are listed as
    Bronald’s officers in those filings. Regulators that handle oil
    and gas permits and operator licenses in Texas and Louisiana
    didn’t have records of Bronald’s existence; nor did Secretary of
    State offices in Texas and Florida.
    Because oil and gas wells are so expensive, Bronald would
    likely be a non-operating partner in drilling projects, said Dan
    Pickering, president of Tudor Pickering Holt.

    Music Moneymaker

    “Which established operators they partner with will likely
    be a key factor of success,” Pickering said. “One thing about
    being stars, they will have a higher profile than a regular
    energy start-up.”
    Lil’ Wayne ranked 12th last year on Billboard Magazine’s
    moneymaker list after pulling in $57.4 million in 2008. The New
    Orleans rapper pleaded guilty in October to a weapons charge
    arising from a 2007 arrest after a gun was found in his tour bus
    in New York, the New York Times reported Feb. 11. His sentencing
    was delayed this week because of dental surgery.
    One of Cash Money’s biggest hits was Kevin Rudolf’s “Let
    It Rock,” which sold more than 2.5 million downloads on iTunes,
    Universal Music Group said last year.
    The Williams brothers were featured in CNBC’s documentary
    “Newbos: The Rise of America’s New Black Overclass.” Their
    expansion into the energy business caught the attention of
    entertainment-related Web sites.
    The sports and culture site Friends of the Program issued a
    warning on Feb. 1 for Exxon Mobil Corp., the largest U.S.
    company, when it said in a headline about the Williams energy
    venture, “Exxon Better Recognize.”
    BallerStatus.com, a site dedicated to “urban lifestyle,”
    noted Bryan Williams’ tattoo: “Birdman even has a tattoo in
    celebration of the new venture, so it looks like he’s serious
    about it.”