The Williams brothers, best known as the Birdman and Slim of the legendary Cash Money Records will soon get their props.  The Cash Money CEO’s  will soon be saluted as BMI Icons at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards next month. 



Formerly known as the BMI Urban Awards, the ceremony honors songwriters, producers and publishers whose songs get the most airplay each year, and obviously 2012 belonged to Cash Money.

On top of that, they've forged a joint venture with Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint that spawned the rise of Nicki Minaj, Drake and Tyga just to name a few.  However, music isn't the only thing the Williams brothers have had their hands in.  Together they've extended the Cash Money brand to other business ventures like book publishing with Cash Money Content.

Birdman said his BMI Icon Honor was an incredible honor, adding “Cash Money Records is a family first and foremost, and we share this achievement with our entire team and roster. 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. We’re going to keep everything going even stronger for the next 20.”

His brother Slim added, “This recognition from BMI is one of the greatest honors we've ever received. To be recognized by the industry like this, it’s humbling, and it’s inspiring. We want to thank BMI, every artist on our roster, Universal, and anyone else who’s been a part of Cash Money Records’ success.”

Congrats to Birdman and Slim on their BMI Icon honor.  Tune into Tha Wire below and find out more about Cash Money and who else received this prestigious honor.

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Finally,  Samsung is responding to complaints about it’s Magna Carta app spying on users, calling the complaints “baseless.”  As previously reported, the U.S. civil liberties group known as ‘E.P.I.C.’ claimed the Magna Carta Holy Grail app requested ”massive amounts of personal info from users, including location data”.

Samsung responded by asserting that the information collected by the app was procedural and released a formal explanation on the matter.  If you have the app, this is what Samsung had to say about the accusations:

Any information obtained through the application download process was purely for customer verification purposes, app functionality purposes and for marketing communications, but only if the customer requests to receive those marketing communications… Samsung is in no way inappropriately using or selling any information obtained from users through the download process

Unfortunately, that was not the only controversy surrounding the app.  Because Samsung promised they would release Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album to users at 12 a.m. on July 4th, but it didn’t happen.  Get more details about that now with Tha Wire.