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Young Money Ent., the new Def Jam?

This is me and Nicki Minaj at one of her shows in Springfield, Ma

So, from what it looks like all my readers love love love Nicki Minaj and Young Money. With over 50,000 hits just on the post I wrote about on Nicki Minaj, I think it’s time for me to write another article on them. Before I do, though, I want to write a disclaimer: I would just like to add that I personally met Nicki and love the fact that I tried to push her music before she was even famous. Back to the article though. So, is Young Money Entertainment the new Def Jam? Or does YME have the potential to become the new Def Jam? I think so. What Lil Wayne is doing within the industry to promote not only himself, but his artists is incredible. It seems that everywhere you look one of his artists or himself is doing a cameo on a song. I mean take Nicki Minaj, last year she was just a speck on the hip-hop radar, and now with the help of Young Money she has become the premier female MC (you may not agree with this, but with the musical downfall of Lil Kim and many of the great female MC’s in Jail, sorry Lumidee and Remy, she is really the only one right now).

Also, have you heard the new Young Money album. Um, hello RIDICULOUS. Lil Wayne CONTINUES to demonstrate is entrepreneurial skills and with this cd continues to amaze me. If you have heard Steady Mobbin‘ you know what I am talking about. I mean Weezy even made Gucci Mane sound good (sorry all GM fans, he just doesn’t do it for me). I mean if you look at it like this Weezy is really the only one out there who is continuing to step his game up and push himself to the limit. How many artists you know are putting out CD’s of their artists consistantly or even of themselves now adays? Just turn on the radio you will understand what I am talking about.

Does Young Money have the potential to surpass Def Jam as THE premier hip-hop label? I think so. Damn, Birdman really is a lucky man. One artist has made him set for life, genius! So, I would like to hear everyone’s opinions on this, but for now go to your local record store and buy the We Are Young Money cd…you be the judge.

Listen to Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3” before it comes out!

As most of you know who are avid hip-hop followers, Jay-Z’s eleventh studio album “Blueprint 3” will drop in stores September 3. However, Recessinreallife.com has an exclusive look at most of the tracks that will be on the album, courtesy of Datpiff.com. I came across this mixtape today and had to share it with the rest of you. Of course all of the Jigga man’s songs are exactly what we would expect from him: the perfect mix of his master lyricism and that brooklyn hood swag we all know and love. Jigga never ceases to amaze me and I know this album is gonna be fire, something that he knows we wouldn’t expect any less of on one of his albums. Jigga’s sound demonstrates his maturity and veteran status within the rap game, yet still brings something fresh to the game with his collabo’s with such up and coming stars as Drake, Kid Cudi and veterans like Jeezy and Alicia Keys. One of my favorites is Jay’s hard collabo with Swizzy in “On To the Next One.” Be sure to listen to this, you won’t be disappointed. There is also some ill songs on there that aren’t Jigga’s, like Lloyd’s “Pusha” ft. Juelz Santana (eh hem when’s YOUR album finally gonna drop) and “World Tour” by Wale ft. Jazmine Sullivan (prod. by Cool and Dre). In order to access the mixtape just click the “download mixtape” link below and it will go straight to the mixtape page (don’t worry it’s safe). Hope you like it and leave comments to let me know what you think. Peace for now.