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Lil Wayne Re-Signs With Cash Money Records, Invades "SNL"

September 15, 2008 4:31 PM ET

 

 

Despite selling a million copies of Tha Carter III in one week, Lil Wayne will not be heading to greener pastures, as the rapper has re-signed with Cash Money Records on a multi-album deal. The label, founded by brothers Ronald "Slim" and Bryan "Baby" Williams, has been Weezy's label since the beginning of his career, where he began as a young teen as a member of Hot Boys. "Working with our son, Lil Wayne, throughout the many years has helped us build Cash Money into the empire it is today," said Baby, a.k.a. the Birdman. "Cash Money is a family and Lil Wayne has been part of our family since day one." Lil Wayne's pursuit toward household name status definitely got a boost this weekend as he made his debut on the season premiere episode Saturday Night Live, with the rapper delivered excellent performances of two songs, including the "Get Money (Remix)" above.

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