Tyga, Nicki Minaj, and Bow Wow

Nicki Minaj, Tyga, & Bow Wow Lead YMCMB’s 2012 Releases

Young Money-Cash Money bombarded the charts last year with platinum releases from Lil Wayne and Drake, but they’re not done yet. Over the next few months, hip-hop’s reigning crew will return with albums from Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Bow Wow, and Lil Twist.

First up, Tyga will unleash Careless World: Rise of the Last King to stores on February 21. With “Rack City” and “Still Got It” getting spins at radio, the Cali rapper continues to seize airwaves with “Faded” featuring Lil Wayne. The star-studded set is expected to include collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Big Sean, J. Cole, Nas, Wale, and Robin Thicke.

Originally scheduled to drop last fall, Bow Wow is now eyeing a March 13 date for his seventh solo album Underrated, which features heavy-hitters such as Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Jadakiss, Musiq Soulchild, and Boyz II Men.

One week later on March 20, 19-year-old MC Lil Twist makes his debut with Don’t Get It Twisted led by the Busta Rhymes-assisted single “Turn’t Up.” Justin Bieber, Drake, and Nicki Minaj fill out the guest list.

On April 3, the red pink carpet will roll out for the sophomore album from Young Money’s First Lady, Nicki Minaj. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, the follow-up to her 2010 breakthrough debut, has already spawned the singles “Roman in Moscow” and “Stupid Hoe.” In addition to her feisty alter ego, look for a surprise guest or two.