During Cash Money's come-up days, B.G. served as one of the youngest members signed to the label at 14 years old. He and Lil Wayne, who was only 11, released their first album under the moniker "The B.G.'z" which is where Birdman saw the two had true talent. He went on to join up with Juvenile, Turk and Wayne to form "The Hot Boys," which is where they got their first taste of mainstream success. B.G. then released Chopper City in the Ghetto in 1999 which contained his smash hit "Bling Bling" that skyrocketed his solo career. Despite his success with Cash Money, B.G. decided to leave the label in 2007 to sign with Atlantic Records.