Nicki Minaj is more than just a cute face, a sassy attitude, and a hot verse. The female MC is holding it down for women by making it clear that her lyrical skill is up to par, not just for females, but for rappers in general.
Taking over hip hop one song at a time, the first lady of Young Money held her own in 2009’s BET Hip Hop Awards cipher, generating a buzz that hasn't been seen from a female MC in quite some time. Even before she released her debut album "Pink Friday," Nicki had already racked up a number of Awards, including the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Best New Artist, and three BET Hip Hop Awards in the Rookie of the Year, Made-You-Look and Verizon's People's Champ categories.
As an artist, Nicki embodies the full package. This talented rapper/singer brings her animated performance to the stage every time. With her lead-off single "Your Love" and the followup "Right Thru Me," Nicki has already shown her ability to craft songs that showcase her rhyme skill in an honest, vulnerable way that hasn't been seen since Lauryn Hill. Still, her loud fashion sense and unique vocal versatility make her as hip hop as it gets.