By Erin T. McMillon
-On his recently released mixtape, The Dedication 3, Lil Wayne listed winning a Grammy as one of the things he yet to do. After receiving 8 nominations last night, it seems the rapper has one thing to scratch off his list. In a recently released statement, Cash Money co-founder, Ronald “Slim” Williams revealed his feelings of excitement over the rapper’s nods.
“The success of Tha Carter III was the result of Wayne’s tireless work ethic and incredible creative ability,” Ronald “Slim” Williams said to Allhiphop.com. “On behalf of his New Orleans hometown, my brother Baby and I are honored to salute him as the artist with the most nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards.”
Tha Carter III is up for the year’s highest honor of Album of the Year. At press time, it was still the best selling record of 2008, having moved over a million copies in it’s first week.
From his humble beginnings as an eleven year old member of the drama club, to his break out role in the Hot Boys, Williams says that the Cash Money team have been behind Wayne from the beginning and will continue to help him to push the hip hop envelope.
“We’ve worked with Lil Wayne since he was a teenager, signing him as part of the Hot Boys with Juvenile, B.G. and Turk,” Slim continued. “We have had the pleasure to see him grow and mature, both artistically and personally, into a multi-platinum superstar, but even more importantly, a loyal member of the Cash Money family, using our label as his base of operations.”