Young Money

Jan
12
Lil Twist Debuts ‘Swag’ Headphones at CES

Lil Twist

Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and Ludacris all have headphone lines. And now Lil Twist is getting into the business. Earlier this week, the Young Money rapper announced a collaboration with Nikura USA for an exclusive line of special edition earphones called “Swag by Lil Twist.”

Lil Wayne’s protégé, who turned 20 this week, showed off the new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. They will be available in three different colors and retail for $34.99 for the earbuds and $99.99 for the headphones. Pre-orders begin in March followed by the full launch in April.

“These headphones will put you right in the studio with me, Lil Twist, and hear exactly what I’m hearing when I make my music,” said the “Flowerz” rapper.

Twist is readying his new mixtape Wake Up and is expected to drop his Young Money debut Don’t Get It Twisted later this year.

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Oct
9
New Music: Lil Twist f/ Lil Wayne & Chris Brown – ‘Flowerz’

Flowerz

After announcing the song over a year ago, Lil Twist finally lets the world smell the “Flowerz.” The 19-year-old Young Money rapper drops his new single featuring Chris Brown and bossman Lil Wayne. The club record, produced by Diplo and DJA, was originally set to appear on Tha Carter IV.

“It’s a great record, a fun record, a club track,” Twist previously told Rap-Up TV. “I think the fans are gonna love it ’cause it’s just a real swagged-out track. They’ve heard me and my brother team up for the ladies on a record called ‘Popular’ on his album I Am Not a Human Being, but this one is more of a club record for the ladies.”

“Flowerz” is set to appear on his upcoming debut Don’t Get It Twisted, which also features Justin Bieber (“Wherever You Are”), Nicki Minaj (“Wind It”), Drake, and Busta Rhymes.

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Aug
15
New Music: Lil Twist – ‘Hard Times’

Lil Twist

While Lil Twist puts the finishing touches on his Young Money debut Don’t Get It Twisted, he drops a free record off his upcoming mixtape Wake Up. Lil Wayne’s 19-year-old protégé spits from his heart over a soulful sample of Dionne Warwick’s 1973 record “You’re Gonna Need Me.”

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Jun
9
New Music: Lil Twist – ‘Wake Up’

Lil Twist

Lil Twist takes a page from his mentor Lil Wayne on “Wake Up,” his new song with DJ Holiday. Young Money’s 19-year-old rhymer keeps it trill, rapping lines from Weezy’s “Blunt Blowin’” (“‘Cause I’m a blunt blowin’, Polo drawer showin’”). Wake and bake with Twizzy F. Baby.

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May
22
YMCMB Takes Over ’106 & Park’ with Birdman, Shanell, Jay Sean, & DJ Khaled

Mack Maine, Birdman, Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, Rocsi, and Terrence

The Young Money-Cash Money camp was in the building on Monday’s “106 & Park.” While the all-star players were absent, Birdman and Mack Maine introduced the rest of the family including Shanell, DJ Khaled, Jay Sean, Jae Millz, Chris Richardson, and Lil Chuckee.

“We wanted to be diverse with our music as a brand,” said Baby. “We do a lot of rap, but we also gonna do pop, rock, reggae. We want to do everything to be honest.”

DJ Khaled revealed that the video for “Take It to the Head” cost $1 million and announced that his album Kiss the Ring will arrive August 21.

Shanell premiered her video for “So Good” and announced that her new mixtape Nobody’s Bitch is due in a couple weeks, while Jay Sean debuted the video for his new single “I’m All Yours” featuring Pitbull.

They were also joined by Kendrick Lamar and Ace Hood for a performance of “B Boyz.” The Compton MC confirmed that he and J. Cole are working on a collaborative album and Ace Hood is now signed to YMCMB/We the Best.

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Apr
9
Nicki Minaj Celebrates Album Release with YMCMB Family

Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj

After a busy week of promotional activities, Nicki Minaj finally got a chance to unwind and celebrate her accomplishments at her album release party in Miami on Easter Sunday.

Young Money’s First Lady took over LIV nightclub with her YMCMB family including Lil Wayne, Birdman, Mack Maine, Mystikal, and Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst. Her brothers sparred no expense, making it rain pink in honor of her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. She was also presented with a three-tier cake designed like her album cover and was treated to a performance from Weezy.

“LIV was POPPIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #YMCMB TakeOva!!!!!!!! S/O to everyone that came thru and partied w/da kid!!!!” tweeted the blonde Barb, who was introduced to her labelmate Mystikal for the first time. “Met Mystikal… Didn’t tell him I had a crush on him back in da day doe.”

See pics from the poppin’ party below.

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Apr
7
Album Cover: Lil Twist – ‘Don’t Get It Twisted’

Don't Get It Twisted

Lil Twist prepares to unleash a storm with his debut album Don’t Get It Twisted, arriving later this spring. The 19-year-old Young Money rapper sees a tornado in the reflection of his shades as he stands in front of the Dallas skyline on the cover. Twist has recruited a star-studded cast including Justin Bieber (“Wherever You Are”), Nicki Minaj (“Wind It”), Drake, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes, who appears on the single “Turn’t Up.”

What do you think of the artwork? Sound off below.