After many years as one of the top artists on New Orleans institution Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne founded his own subsidiary, Young Money Entertainment, in 2005. When Wayne's stock exploded in 2008, Young Money blew up along with him – and the crew got even bigger when his protégés Drake and Nicki Minaj became serious stars in their own right. Up-and-coming MCs including Tyga and Cory Gunz (son of Nineties rapper Peter Gunz) help round out the team.
Artist To Watch: Cory Gunz
Hot Track: Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz and Lloyd, "BedRock"