If our cover boys aren’t enough evidence, Shady Records has all the momentum going into 2012. At this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, the Shady 2.0 cipher was undisputed as the best. It also served as a point of making lyricism a dividing factor against the competition. Much like Eminem, the latest acquisitions of Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf exemplify what Shady Records as a force can bring to hip-hop. Yela’s debut Radioactive is a compelling showcase for the speedy MC and each member of Slaughterhouse – Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’ 9’’ and Crooked I – all have solo albums on the way, as well as a highly anticipated sophomore collective album. Em reviving his label is just the beginning as they enter 2012 on some high notes.