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The 25 Most Powerful People in Rap (Right Now)

22. Mona Scott Young

The Gig: CEO, Monami Entertainment

After years of earning street-cred stripes as a former co-owner and president of Violator Management alongside the late Chris Lighty, Mona continues to strike gold as the creator of VH1's smash hit franchise Love and Hip Hop. Not to be stopped, Scott Young has an upcoming show Taking Atlanta to be aired on Bravo. Sporting a Lazarus touch, Mona seems to be gifted with the ability to revive rappers' seemingly dead careers for an extra 15 minutes of fame. Just ask Consequence.

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