The Mentor: Birdman. The Protégé: Lil' Wayne.
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The Stories Of 18 Mentors And Their Musical Protégés
12. The Mentor: Birdman. The Protégé: Lil' Wayne.
In 1991, when he was just eight-years-old, Lil' Wayne met Bryan Williams aka Birdman, rapper and owner of Cash Money Records. The story goes that Wayne would leave messages rapping on Birdman's answer phone - and eventually Birdman became the father and mentor he never had. Lil' Wayne has since been handed the Cash Money torch with his imprint Young Money. Photo: PA