The Young Money empire: How Lil Wayne propelled Drake and Nicki Minaj to the top

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Young Money training center for big stars.

While Drake had programmed Young Money ‘s return to the stage this Monday, August 1, as part of the 10th edition of his OVO Festival, the rapper was forced to postpone the event after contracting Covid-19 .

But you know your Drake, such an important moment should not be overlooked! This is why the author of Nothing Was The Same has moved the Young Money Reunion to this Saturday, August 6. A long-awaited meeting , in tribute to the Young Money family and in particular to the trio Dreezy, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj who have not been on stage together since 2014. A meeting so legendary that it has prompted us to recall the significance of the Young Money empire in the careers of two entertainers-turned-legends, Drake and Nicki Minaj .

Lil Wayne as a visionary

Needless to say how Lil Wayne is an excellent rapper . But his discography is not his only contribution to culture. Weezy has actually also contributed a lot as a producer with the creation in 2005 of his label Young Money . A now cult label that has propelled many talents. This is particularly the case of Nicki Minaj and Drake who both signed in 2009.

Following these signatures, Lil Wayne will know how to take advantage of these talents and set up operations aimed at making the label better known, but also at making each of these artists grow by joining forces. In December 2009, only a few months after the arrival of Drake and Nicki Minaj, the album We Are Young Money will be released with big bangers like Bed Rock or Roger That .

To push the project a little further, the label and the artists will go on tour in the United States. A perfect opportunity for Drake and Nicki Minaj to promote themselves while preparing their respective albums, Thank Me Later and Pink Friday, released in 2010, which will finish first on the Billboard 200 in the first week . From this moment, it will be impossible to miss the Young Money team .

All the artists have a maddening commercial success and show an alchemy within the label itself. The Drake and Nicki Minaj machine is more than ever in motion, supported by a Lil Wayne at his prime . Until today the 2 rappers will be extremely grateful for the strength that Lil Wayne was able to give them to the point of qualifying him as Boss during their reunion at the Young Money Reunion:

Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj reunited again at the Young Money Reunion

Having risen from stars to superstars, the trio did not fail to mark the occasion by offering a show of madness. A veritable festival of hits and emotions reminiscent of the golden years of the Young Money label:

To close this moment, the boss of YMCMB announced the imminent release of  Tha Carter VI,  a saga of albums that have now become a classic.

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