Bryan "Birdman" Williams is one of the most powerful executives in hip-hop today, but he wasn't always the #1 Stunna. The co-founder of Cash Money Records—who laid the foundation for Lil Wayne's label YMCMB, home of Drake and Nicki Minaj—still remembers his struggles to survive in the streets of New Orleans. During a break from the Young Thug cover shoot, Birdman explains why the ATL rapper reminds him of himself at an earlier stage, and details his plans to turn Thugger into a superstar.

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