Trevor George Smith Jr. He has received 11 Grammy Award nominations for his work. Busta Rhymes was an original member of Leaders of the New School. He has released ten studio albums, with the first being the platinum-selling album The Coming. His list of hit singles include " Woo Hah!! The group's big break was when they became an opening act for hip hop group Public Enemy. The Inner Mind's Eye. Smith gained popularity from his advanced rhymes as well as his unique style that was not common of many New York rap artists at the time. Raised by two Jamaican parents, Smith embraced his heritage in his music and image as an artist.
The label was formed in In , In an interview with Vibe magazine, Lil Wayne detailed he stepped down as President of the label, and had given the position to Cortez Bryant. President Mack Maine confirmed that Omarion was no longer on the label after many rumours were circulating the internet. We Are Young Money featured the highly successful single " BedRock ", which debuted at thirty six on the Billboard Hot on the week ending December 12, Later that year, T-Pain revealed that he was close to signing a deal with Young Money, but it never concluded. Shortly after, Birdman announced compilation album Rich Gang and its schedule for release to be on May 21, On January 22, , it was revealed that Young Money would be releasing their own compilation album on March 11, , titled Young Money: Rise of an Empire.
The label is distributed by Republic , which used to be Universal Republic. The label itself has been home to a roster of hip hop artists, including Lil Wayne , Drake and Nicki Minaj. This led to Cash Money becoming one of the most successful record labels in hip-hop history. I was hoping it would get us out of the projects and into a positive way of life. And we wanted to help other people get out of this poverty . Along the way he met a lot of influential people on the road with the Hot Boys.
The compilation also features guest appearances from artists outside the labels, including Future , Meek Mill , French Montana , T. The album was supported by the three singles " Tapout " which peaked at No. The album received generally mixed reviews from music critics and sold 40, copies in the US after three weeks of sale. French Montana , Rick Ross , Meek Mill and all these [guys] are friends that we rock with and call on. A lot of business we do don't necessarily have to be about money, it's about relationships and this is about people that we have relationships with. Artists outside of the record label that were reported to be working on the album included Future, French Montana, T. Birdman addressed this with MTV saying, "Drake was recording out the country and also he wants to "hold on" for the upcoming Big Tymers album.