Fire Starter: Young Money
Young Money, baby! The Young Money album is slated for November 24, as is Lil Wayne's Rebirth LP, according to a source in his camp.
No doubt about it, the New Orleans Fireman is loaded. Rap's most popular mic king just kicked off Young Money Presents: The America's Most Wanted Music Festival, and one of Weezy's main goals on the tour is to make sure his Young Money artists get shine. While you know all about Drake (he's a Fire Starter alum), Nicki Minaj and newest member Omarion, we thought we'd put you onto game about the rest of the clique.
"Gudda, he's got this aggression about him," Wayne told us about the artist who's been with him the longest. Gudda Gudda has been riding with Wayne since he was a teenager on Cash Money.
"What people don't know, Gudda started rapping several years ago," Weezy added. "He started rapping because I said, 'I like your look. You should rap.' I wrote his first rap for him, and I never written another rap for him ever since that day I told him he should be a rapper."
Representing the younger faction are Lil Twist, who's on the tour riding his Segway scooter around, and Lil Chuckee, who uses his feet to cover ground backstage.
"His energy, he's a pure entertainer," Weezy said of Chuckee. Wayne is also a fan of Chuck's swag. "I know that kid is gonna make it. It's like in sports when you got that Kobe Bryant. You don't know what to do with him, whether to play him the guard, center, small forward — you just know we're gonna win with him."
Rounding out the clique are mostly names you've heard of: Mack Maine, Tyga, Jae Millz, D. Woods' sister Shanell (also known as SNL) and T-Streets.
"He's more like my brother," Wayne said of Streets. "He's been with me since Gudda. He's like my protector. Anybody wanna play games, T-Streets is right there. So I make sure T-Streets is on everything I do, always around."
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