25 Best Rap Debuts of the 21st Century

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13. Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday

Though her pop-rap diversions often went too far left for fans from her mixtape days, Nicki's 2010 debut birthed a new pop superstar, one equally at home trading barbs with Eminem or having a fashion weird-off with Lady Gaga — and blazing trails for a litter of new female rappers in the process.

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