Young Money Entertainment

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Young Money Entertainment, simply known as Young Money, is an American record label and group founded in 2003 by Lil Wayne. The label is an imprint of Cash Money Records, which is distributed by Universal. Cortez Bryant was originally the president of YM, but Mack Maine took over in 2009 so that Tez could focus more on managing other music artists. Since 2003, Young Mula has been on a steady rise to the top of hip-hop, starting from the streets of New Orleans to signing some of the biggest names in music.

Rappers Curren$y and Boo were two of the first music artists to sign with Young Money Ent and helped spread the name of the group by appearing on their debut project, Young Money The Mixtape Volume 1, which was released back in 2006. Since then, personal issues had caused them to part ways but this was acknowledged as a business orientated decision, because Curren$y, Boo and Wayne are all still on speaking terms and good friends with each other. These issues didn’t stop YM from expanding, because Weezy went and signed the likes of Drake and Nicki Minaj, who are now among the biggest names in hip-hop today.

After releasing Young Money The Mixtape Vol. 1, the record label dropped a compilation titled We Are Young Money in 2009, which spawned three huge singles: “Every Girl“, “Bed Rock” and “Roger That“. The project also went Gold within 5 months of being released.

Since the release of We Are Young Money, each individual artist has been steady in making their move into the main market. Drizzy was the first from Young Money Entertainment, excluding Tunechi, to enter the charts at No. 1 with his debut album Thank Me Later in 2010. This was followed closely by label-mate Minaj a few months later with the release of her debut album, Pink Friday.

Shouting out Young Mula on almost every song, the popularity of the label grew and it soon became the hottest group in hip-hop. Rumors often circulate of mainstream artists being signed to Young Money Ent, which instantly become trending topics on Twitter showing the high stature that YM has reached. All of the artists signed to Young Money are well known for their work ethic, constantly flooding the market with new music such as mixtapes, singles or features.

In 2014, Young Money Entertainment released their sophomore compilation called Young Money: Rise Of An Empire. The first single from the album was “We Alright“, which helped the world get to know Euro. The other singles from the project were: “Senile“, “Trophies” and “Lookin’ Ass“.

Young Money has also become much more than a music record label as it has close affiliations with sporting athletes representing the company. They have also won the “Best Group” award twice at the BET Awards show in 2010 and 2014. Below, you will find a list of all the current music artists who are signed to YM. Click on the name of the artist to view more detailed information on them, including a biography, latest news, music, videos, and more!

Artists Signed to Young Money:

Lil Wayne Young Money

Lil Wayne
Real name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is a music artist from New Orleans. He is the founder of Young Money Entertainment and joined Cash Money Records when he was just a young teenager. Weezy has won four GRAMMY awards in his career and was also a member of groups Sqad Up and Hot Boys.

Baby E Young Money

Baby E
Real name: Ethan Lowery
Place of birth: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America
Notes: Ethan Lowery, better known by his stage name Baby E, is a music artist from Pensacola, Florida. He first started recording music in 2010 and released his first project in 2011. E is currently signed to both Young Money and Dr. Luke as an artist. He has also wrote and produced songs for Juicy J, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, and more.

Christina Milian Young Money

Christina Milian
Real name: Christine Flores
Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
Notes: Christine Flores, better known by her stage name Christina Milian, is a singer and actress from New Jersey. She has released three albums in her music career and also starred in numerous movies, including “American Pie”. Tina Turn Up previously dated her Young Money boss, Lil Wayne, and is currently working on dropping her debut project on YM.

Cory Gunz Young Money

Cory Gunz
Real name: Peter Cory Pankey Jr.
Place of birth: Bronx, New York City, United States of America
Notes: Peter Cory Pankey Jr., better known by his stage name Cory Gunz, is a rapper from the Bronx in New York City. Cory, whose father is Peter Gunz, has released nine mixtapes in his music career and is currently working on his debut album, which he plans to drop later this year. The Gunna also founded his own record label called Militia.

Drake Young Money

Drake
Real name: Aubrey Drake Graham
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Notes: Aubrey Graham, better known by his stage name Drake, is a singer, rapper and actor from Toronto. He first made a name for himself playing Jimmy Brooks on the TV show called “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. Drizzy signed with Young Mula in 2009 and has so far released plenty of albums on the label that have all been at least certified Platinum.

Euro Young Money

Euro
Real name: Eufradis Rodriguez
Place of birth: Dominican Republic
Notes: Eufradis Rodriguez, better known by his stage name Euro, is a rapper who currently lives in Rhode Island and studied at Alabama State University. It was Lil Wayne himself who announced that Euro has signed to Young Money Entertainment in a skit on his “Dedication 5” mixtape. His nicknames are Eureka Franklin and Eurpatti LaBelle.

Flow Young Money

Flow
Real name: Widner DeGruy
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Widner DeGruy, better known by his stage name Flow, is a rapper from New Orleans. Flow is well-known for his music with The Flamez aka Flame Gang Muzik and his appearances on Lil Wayne’s “Sorry 4 The Wait” and “Dedication 4” mixtapes. He is also a part of the L.A.T. group with fellow YM label-mates Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, and HoodyBaby.

Gudda Gudda Young Money

Gudda Gudda
Real name: Carl Lilly
Place of birth: San Jose, California, United States of America
Notes: Carl Lilly, better known by his stage name Gudda Gudda, is a rapper from San Jose who moved to New Orleans when he was just a baby. Double G met Lil Wayne when he was a teenager and it was Wayne who encouraged Gudda to start rapping. He was also a member of the rap group Sqad Up with fellow Young Money label-mates Weezy and T-Streets.

HoodyBaby Young Money

HoodyBaby
Real name: Omololu Omari Akinlolu
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Notes: HoodyBaby is a music artist, producer and songwriter from Dallas, which works under 3 different names that are all different characters. As well as HoodyBaby, he also goes by the names of Fat Leopard and Super Hood. He officially signed to Young Money as an artist in 2015 and he also has a production deal with Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Jay Jones Young Money

Jay Jones
Real name: Ronald Jones
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Ronald Jones, better known by his stage name Jay Jones, is a rapper from the same neighborhood as Lil Wayne – Hollygrove in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of Black Menace’s J-Dawg, who is a legend in the N.O. rap scene. Jay officially signed to YM in early 2017 and dropped his debut project on the record label in early 2018.

Lil Twist Young Money

Lil Twist
Real name: Christopher Moore
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Notes: Christopher Moore, better known by his stage name Lil Twist, is a rapper, singer and actor from Dallas. Lil Wayne discovered Twist after he was the opening act at one of his concerts in Texas. Twizzy, who starred in a movie called “Lottery Ticket” back in 2010, is currently getting ready to release his debut album titled “Don’t Get It Twisted”.

Mack Maine Young Money

Mack Maine
Real name: Jermaine Preyan
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Jermaine Preyan, better known by his stage name Mack Maine, is a music artist from N.O. Mack grew up with Lil Wayne from the age of 8-years-old and they are still great friends to this day. He is the president of Young Money Ent, which means he looks after all of the artists on the label, but still manages to make time for the studio.

Nicki Minaj Young Money

Nicki Minaj
Real name: Onika Maraj
Place of birth: Saint James, Port Of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
Notes: Onika Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a female rapper, singer and actress who grew up in Queens, New York. Nicki met with Lil Wayne after appearing on a DVD called “The Come Up: Volume 17”. She has released three studio albums so far in her music career, as well as also starred in “The Other Woman” movie.

Reginae Carter Young Money

Reginae Carter
Real name: Reginae Carter
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Reginae Carter, who was born in 1998, is one of the latest music artists to sign with Young Money Entertainment. She is the daughter of Antonia Wright and the Young Money boss Lil Wayne. Reginae can both sing and rap, which she showcased on “The Carter Documentary” back in 2009 when she spat a verse for the camera.

Shanell Young Money

Shanell
Real name: Shanell Woodgett
Place of birth: Anaheim, California, United States of America
Notes: Shanell Woodgett, simply known as Shanell or SnL, is a female singer, songwriter and choreographer who currently lives in Atlanta. SnL wrote and featured in Lil Wayne’s “Prom Queen” music video, as well as did work for other music artists that includes: Jay Z, Usher, and Ne-Yo. She is also part of a girl group called Project Girls Club.

Stephanie Acevedo Young Money

Stephanie Acevedo
Real name: Stephanie Janet Acevedo
Place of birth: Miami, Florida, United States of America
Notes: Stephanie Janet Acevedo, simply known as Stephanie Acevedo, is a singer and glamour model who was born in Miami, but comes from a Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. She officially signed to Young Money Entertainment in 2015 after knowing Lil Wayne and Mack Maine personally for a few years prior. Her vocal coach is the soul singer Betty Wright.

T-Streets Young Money

T-Streets
Real name: Carl Watts
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Carl Watts, better known by his stage name T-Streets, is a rapper from N.O. At first, Streets wanted to have a career in sports, but when he met Lil Wayne at the age of 12, he fell in love with rap music. He was also part of the rap group Sqad Up with Wayne and Gudda Gudda. His latest project was a mixtape that he released in 2010 called “The Streets Is Watching”.

Vice Versa Young Money

Vice Versa
Members: Poppy Holden and Yaj
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Vice Versa are a duo consisting of Poppy Holden and Yaj that officially signed to Young Money in 2017. They first met each other when they were both 7-years-old in school. In the past year, Lil Wayne has took them around the United States of America on his “Kloser 2 U Tour” and featured them on his D6: Reloaded mixtape.

Affiliated & Former Members: Boo, Chanel West Coast, Cortez Bryant, Curren$y, Dev, Dizzy, Ele, Fee Banks, Fuke, Jae Millz, JaSoRude, Lil Chuckee, Lolo Rodriguez, Lucci Lou, Marley G, N.O. Capo, Omarion, PJ Morton, Short Dawg, Snack, T@, Thugga, Torion, Troy Bless, Tyga, and W3 The Future.

Young Money’s Videography:


Young Money – Senile


Young Money – We Alright


Young Money – Roger That


Young Money – Girl I Got You


Young Money – Bed Rock (featuring Lloyd)


Young Money – Every Girl

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