Birdman's been hustling since he had hair.
He made that point in this throwback Instagram photo that also featured a gloriously oversized phone.
Wait - is that you @BIRDMAN5STAR??? Vintage!!!! #CashMoney #YMCMB #KingofHipHop #SOHHNews pic.twitter.com/AHwdITXmzO— SOHH (@sohh) March 1, 2019
"Really been doin this shit #stunnaman original uptown shit #king of hip hop. yung Stunna," Baby stunted in the caption.
Do you think Birdman has a legit claim on Hip Hop's crown?
His legacy is in many ways impressive. Although there are also some pretty big marks against it.
Speaking of not paying anyone, Birdman made it clear that's been by choice: