Cash Money Millionaires was a supergroup of Cash Money recording artists from New Orleans, Louisiana, formed in 1996 and disbanded in 2001. The group was composed of the Big Tymer$ and the Hot Boy$. After meeting at Cash Money Records, established in 1991, the young money millionaires were introduced to the world in 2001, largely due to Lil Wayne's album, 500 Degreez. The Cash Money Millionaires went on numerous tours, including tours with the Ruff Ryders and Nelly. In September 2000, the Millionaires released Baller Blockin, the soundtrack to the Baller Blockin' in which they starred. In 2001, the group disbanded due to monetary issues.
Smilez & Southstar was a hip-hop duo based in Orlando, Florida. The group was made up of Rodney "Smilez" Bailey and Rob "Southstar" Campman. They were managed by Alfonso J Alvarez and Gilbert Alvarez of StreetDwellaz Management and signed to Ted Field's ARTISTdirect Records. Ted Field, co-founder of Intersope Records, had recently left Interscope Records when he signed a preliminary agreement to become Chairman and CEO of ARTISTdirect. ARTISTdirect Records was a co-venture between ARTISTdirect, Inc., Ted Field, and BMG. Smilez & Southstar were the first hip-hop duo out of Orlando, FL to appear on nationally televised shows such as Late Night with Conan O'brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Their Top 40 hit "Tell Me" was produced by DJ Nasty & LVM of Nastybeatmakerz and Dakari of Just Anotha Smash.
Eric Newman, better known by his stage name Stagga Lee, is an American rapper and DJ from Yonkers, New York. He began his career playing music at local parties and graduated to spinning records behind some of the biggest names in music during the early 1990s. His stage name was adopted after hearing the classic 1959 No. 1 hit "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price.