Thursday, June 24, 2010
There are only a few record labels really making noise these days. Kanye's Good Music, Wayne's Young Money, Jay's Roc Nation, and T.I.'s Grand Hustle are at the top. It's not a coincidence that the founders are all in the top 5 still rapping today. Kanye has a very well rounded label: Mainstream (Big Sean), Alternative (Common, Kid Cudi), R & B (John Legend, Mr. Hudson), and of course some artists that aren't as popular. Jay-Z has a bad history with record labels though he has had the budget to make several branches. JCole will hold it down though. We'll see if Lil Kim can still have an impact. T.I.'s Grand Hustle is my least favorite of the one I mentioned but they are doing their thing. Somehow B.o.B. keeps making these record breaking singles. Young Dro and L.A. come up with a super hit everynow and then as well. Not to mention he signed probably the most renown DJ today, DJ Drama. But my favorite and so far, the most successful is Young Money: Drake (nuff said) and Nicki Minaj got a lil Biggie and Kim thing goin. Twist and Chuckee got a hold of the early teens audience. I mean, Remember how nice u thought Bow Wow was when you were 12 or 13. And the rest of the artists just collaborated to make a certified Gold album. So yea, Young Money wins. Since money equals success these days, Wayne's label will be the most successful. Kanye's and T.I.'s will finish at a close second and third respectively, and ironically, Jay's label will come in last on my list. What do you think? Am I missing any labels?