Why He Should Be On The List: Are you kidding? Jimmy Jones practically invented the term “ballin,” so the fact that he’s not actually ballin’ as hard as we thought he was comes as a little bit of a surprise to us.
Why He’s Not On It: Capo’s 2009 major label debut, Pray IV Reign, was a commercial flop.
What He Needs To Do To Make It Next Year: Keep taking successful songs that he’s involved with (“Pop Champagne”? “Salute”?) and using them as his singles. And nice move heading back to E1 for your next album, Jim. That’s where your money is.