When Lil Wayne was in prison, he turned to Drake to keep his label in the spotlight. The summer of 2010 was dominated by Drake, who quickly passed the baton to Nicki Minaj. The fall of 2010 and into early 2011 was dominated by Nicki.
Discussing his Young Money label-mates, the aforementioned Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, Drake said they are icons. Their fans often emulate their styles. While Drake is popular, he said he is an individual, while Wayne and Nicki are characters.
Lil Wayne released Tha Carter IV in August and the album is well on its way to double platinum status. Drake spoke on this, too, saying he was far from surprised. Speaking on the sales, Drake said he knew the album would do well.
During his interview with “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” Drake said friendly competition between his label-mates at Young Money keeps him going strong.