Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hip-Hop Game Changer: Cash Money Millionaires

Juvenile, Manny Fresh, Birdman, Lil Wayne, and the Hot Boys picked up New Orleans rap where Master P left off. Juvenile's single "Ha" hit the charts and the New Orleans state of mind was center stage. His success was later followed up by Lil Wayne and the bling bling era was in full effect. Although the group had some setbacks and adversity they remained resilient and re-invented themselves. Once Wayne took over the reins as the superstar and focal point Cash Money began to rebuild the empire. With the success of the Carter Cd's Wayne's influence on hip-hop was undeniable. Now with the addition of Drake and Nicki Minaj the foundation appears to be solid for years to come. With the exception of Jay-Z and Eminem it could be argued that Lil Wayne and Drake are the biggest names in hip-hop right now. Very rarely does one label carry that distinction. As an added bonus here is my list of the top 5 Southern hip-hop cities:

1. Atlanta
2. New Orleans
3. Miami
4. Houston
5. Virginia Beach

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