Ever since Lil Wayne blew up our illusions of Cash Money as a happy family last year and announced his frustration with the label and his mentor Birdman, the state of rap's biggest powerhouse has been in chaos. Will Wayne escape from the clutches of his seemingly evil father figure? Will he succeed in taking Young Money with him? Then, of course, there's Drake and Nicki, two superstars whose fame and relevance has long eclipsed their YMCMB affiliation. Nicki has stayed relatively silent, but recent bars from Drake suggest a similar unhappiness with Stunna. Gone are the days when he proudly shouted him out at every turn and gave him an expected slot to talk that talk on his albums—there will likely be no words of wisdom and encouragement from Baby on Views From the 6 a la "The Language" or "We'll Be Fine."
But beyond the three stars (and errant black sheep Tyga), most people forget that at the height of its powers, YMCMB was in the habit of basically signing anyone and everyone. Literally. But since Wayne is just trying to take his own YM imprint, let's focus on that roster. Where does everyone stand? Let's dig in (and in some cases, dig up) and see where everyone's at these days and if they, like Wayne, aren't fucking with Birdman anymore.
*Excluded mentions of Hood and Flow, two randoms who appeared in a recent Young Money cypher with Wayne, because, who???