With the new Young Money: Rise Of An Empire album finally on store shelves, SOHH reached out to the crew’s leading singer Shanell aka SNL to get her take on the sophomore group release and Lil Wayne‘s involvement.
Dishing on her close-knit bond to everyone in Young Money, Shanell noted what makes the crew standout from other music labels.
“We’re a family. We all represent Young Money wherever we go. Unlike a lot of other labels that sign artists and they have their crew, those people aren’t really friends with each other, they really don’t know each other,” Shanell told SOHH writer Nikita Rathod. “We know each other. We might bicker with each at times, but that’s how a family is and we don’t let that out into the world, whereas other labels get out there and start talking about their label mates. We keep it tight and well knit, and that’s what makes us standout, and has kept us going so long.” (SOHH)
SnL also talked about how much of a role Weezy F. Baby played on the new LP.
“He’s playing more of the boss role. But he kind of gave us a lot of more room to shine, and people are a lot more familiar with us now than when they were with the first Young Money album. He’s still doing his thing. He’s the type of label president, making sure we all do our thing. He still represents on the album, but said, ‘Do your thing’.” (SOHH)
Lil Wayne’s group album comes packed with 12 star-studded tracks.
Young Money: Rise of an Empire Tracklisting 1. “We Alright” – Euro feat. Birdman and Lil Wayne 2. “Trophies” – Drake 3. “Bang” – Lil Twist feat. Euro and Cory Gunz 4. “Senile” – Tyga feat. Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne 5. “Induction Speech” – Euro 6. “One Time” – Lil Twist feat. Tyga and YG 7. “Hittin Like” – Shanell feat. Chanel West Coast 8. “Lookin Ass” – Nicki Minaj 9. “Fresher Than Ever” – Gudda Gudda feat. Jae Millz, Flow, Mack Maine, and Birdman 10. “Back It Up” – Lil Twist feat. Tyga 11. “Moment” – Lil Wayne 12. “You Already Know” – PJ Morton feat. Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda, and Jae Millz (Rise Of An Empire)
The project’s cover art surfaced across the Internet last month.
On the heels of the release of the street single, “We Alright”, Young Money unveils the cover art for their forthcoming compilation project, Rise Of An Empire. The follow-up to 2009’s We Are Young Money, the release will feature the imprint’s large stable of artists including Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj as well as Tyga, Shanell, Lil Twist, Christine Milian, Jae Millz, Cory Gunz, Gudda Gudda, Euro and others. (XXL Mag)