Rap Moguls Williams Brothers Turn Into Book Publishers
Hip-hop moguls Ronald and Bryan 'Birdman' Williams are adding book publisher to their resumes - the Cash Money Records executives are launching their own imprint. The Williams brothers, who count rapper Lil Wayne among their stable of artists, have signed a deal with the Atria Books imprint of Simon & Schuster to launch Cash Money Content.
The pair will sell books at concerts and stage red-carpet launch parties for authors as part of the agreement - but the tomes won't necessarily be music-related. Cash Money Content will debut in February 2011 with "Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice", written by lawyer Muhammad Ibn Bashir, while Wahida Clark's original novel "Justify My Thug" will hit shelves in March 2011.
The brothers' attorney and business manager Vernon Brown tells the Wall Street Journal, "We intend to publish all kinds of authors. Our ultimate goal is a good catalog of authors and books in all topics, including education, politics, food, and lifestyle, and to touch all demographics."
More Birdman News
- Ellen Pompeo Admits She Stays on 'Grey's Anatomy' Because of Her Age
- James McAvoy Is a Psychopath in 'Split' Trailer
- Kristen Stewart 'So Much Happier' With Girlfriend Alicia Cargile Than With Any Man
- Watch: Elizabeth Banks, Idina Menzel and More Stars Cover 'Fight Song' for Hillary Clinton
- 'Suicide Squad' Director Addresses Joker Fan Theory
- Blac Chyna Gets Love From Kim While Attending a Kardashian Family Event Sans Rob
- Khloe Kardashian Slams Donald Trump as Elizabeth Banks Likens Him to 'Hunger Games' Character
- Not a Wise Spender, Kylie Jenner Is Reportedly Nearly Broke