Young Money's on a roll. Roughly a year after its leader, Lil Wayne, sold 3 million copies of "Tha Carter III," Drake, the label's flagship artist, has gone platinum. Meanwhile, the crew's first lady, Nicki Minaj, is poised to add to YM's plaques when her highly anticipated debut, "Pink Friday," hits stores November 22.
With Tyga and Lil Twist now looking to follow in YM's three-headed monster's footsteps, the crew could well be on its way to be considered one of hip-hop's greatest squads. While flattered, Drizzy Drake says it's too early to tell.
"I think that's yet to be seen," Drake told BET.com. "Nicki's got a large task ahead of her, which is to drop an album and do some wonderful things. I don't think she'll miss that mark at all. I think she'll do phenomenal and Wayne's gotta come home and serve the people with what they've been asking and waiting for for months now, which will be 'Tha Carter IV.'"
"And after that maybe we can have a discussion about where we rank as a team, but right now it's too early to say," he continued. "The success that we've had thus far is great, but longevity-wise we haven't been around long enough for me to compare us to a Roc-A-Fella or a Bad Boy. To have a long run is the goal. I think the only person you can really say is Baby, Baby and Cash Money and Wayne. But for me, I'm new. I don't wanna be the tail-end of their run. I wanna keep it going. We'll see how long we can make the flame last."