Kicking off the “Young Money Presents: The Americaâ€™s Most Wanted Music Festival” Weezy wants to make sure all his young talent is getting the shine they deserve. That is no problem for newly signed artist [see Inside Drakes $2 Million Dollar Record Deal]Drake, who is already making a name for himself in the game, or newest member Omarion [see Wayne Signs Omarion]. But for other, lesser known artist who are signed to Young Money, this is their time to make themselves known.
Like member Gudda Gudda, the artist who has been with Wayne the longest, Wayne said “Gudda, he’s got this aggression about him, What people don’t know, Gudda started rapping several years ago, 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 for the younger crew are Lil Twist, who rolls on a segway instead of in a whip, and Lil Chuckee, of whom Weezy has high hopes for, saying in regards to Chuckeeâ€™s style “His energy, he’s a pure entertainer,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 â€” you just know we’re gonna win with him.”
Other artists on Young Money include Mack Maine, Tyga, Jae Millz, D. Woods’ sister Shanell (also known as SNL) and T-Streets, who is particularly close to Weezy, “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.”