Nothing in Drakes style or music has really shown that he would be a great fit with GOOD music. Sure GOOD does some pretty decent stuff with their artists but ask YOUR sekl what have they done with any other artists besides the established acts. You can say how much Kanye has done for Cudi but its all preliminary. CUdi has had some mainstream exposure but he hasnt done much other then some TV appearances and remixes yet. You mention him yet you fail to leave out the several artsist that Kanye had on the label before Cudi? What happened to Consequenses promotion? GLC's album? Really DOe? Fonzworth? The fact is, GOOD has BEEN having exposure and a hot artist and they have only 3 artists that have actually sold anything or are popular...1 is Kanye the other is Common who already had a following and the third is a R&B singer. The truth is allot of the artists on GOOD may not EVER come out with an album.
I knew this was coming. GLC, Really Doe, and Cons are not artists who translate to the mainstream regardless of where they sign. Ye put his boys on. GM is an imprint w/no distribution so they'd be better going indie.
Com was established but never had the consistent mainstream success until joining Good.
Legend was Ye's artist from jump. Yes he's R&B but Drake sings too.
Count Cons and them as failures. Take away Com. Wait and see w/Cudi. GM still broke a multi-plat artist.
Wayne has Tyga and Curren$y left years ago. So in about 3 years YM dropped 1 album. So I'll use your words and say,"the truth is allot of the artists on Young Money may not EVER come out with an album."
Who would you sign with?
Im thinking people would rather see Drake with GOOD becase they perfer the artists or rather the main artist, Kanye. Drakes's entire auro has never been that of thae artsy, soulful type which is what you can find of any of the artsist that Kanye actually pays attention to on GOOD. WHile Young Money hasnt had major succes with their artists you have to ask yourself who have they really had? Mac Maine, Currency (who has left) and Wayne have basically been the ONLY artsist until the last couple of years. So really you're basing it off of a label who has only dropped 2 albums from 2 artists..wayne and tyga..and yes...the Tyga album flopped, but that happens...there has been a flop on GOOD as well, its not like someone is immune because of the artsist that are associated. FUrthermore, the target audience of Drake's reputation with teengae girls is much more conducive to being with Wayne then Kanye, Common or anyone at GOOD records add that to the fact that Wayne and Drake have excellent chemistry.
No, this is not about Kanye vs Wayne as artists. This is about business. Right now GM has a tangible track record. YM has none. You can sign w/the Celtics or the Thunder. I'll go w/the vets over the expansion team. Despite Cons flopping and GLC not dropping I've yet to hear them complain. I take it they're eating. Wayne comes from Cash Money who jerked everyone. Currency leaving is a red flag. Again, I don't want my boss to be an addict. Wayne can make $ for Wayne but are his artists eating?
And so maybe Drake would be heads and shoulders above the other label mates, but seriously...what record label do you know that has a roster filled iwth Michael Jordans? The fact that Drake and Wayne would be sharing label space is impressive enough. Plus, YM is just an affiliation. He fux with YM buthe has his own label deal and clique. Its just for exposure and its worked very well so far, and yes thats even if he didnt have a remix by an electro group or a pot on TV. If you look at it, the internet and mixtape hustle was how Wayne moved his fame and game up anyway. So it all seems to be running smoothly of u ask me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for Drake piggy backing Wayne. Him not signing w/YM shows he has a good team in his ear.
There was a video w/Drake and YM backstage. They were acting real ignorant. Drake just sat on the side and eventually walked out quietly. He looked real outta place. They're street and he's the odd man out. It's a bizarre fit. There aren't any rap clique labels but the Roc, Good, YM, G Unit, FnF, Grand Hustle, DTP, Jim & Juelz's shit, Shady, and DTP.
They're all pretty street save for Good and FnF. I'm saying that if Drake did sign or associate Good is the best fit financially and maybe artistically. Not to mention the networking opportunities since Ye has broad affiliations like Nike and LV.
As for the artsy stuff that's Ye, Taz, Don, and Fonz. Cons ain't into that and GLC and Realy Doe are kinda street. Drake can still be Drake.