Saturday, 18 December 2010
TOP 10 ARTISTS OF 2010: #7 NICKI MINAJ
It's not a mans world in hip-hop anymore. Following legends Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim darling Nicki's time is now. Lil' Wanye's second Young Money sound investment really paid off. The Bossy Lady really will cost you a lot now as the rap worlds guest spots main feature presentation has blessed everyones tracks from Trey Songz to Kanye West with her monster, kinetic, retardally versatile flow. The alluring MC with attitude has skill and sex appeal to boot. She was one of the elite with just one mixtape and countless feature spots but once 'Pink Friday' hit she cemented her claimed place. From the start she proclaimed, 'I'm The Best' and then scored her own hit with 'Your Love'. She also made the most and brought out the best of collaborations with Eminem, Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West and will.i.am. Even going it alone on tracks Nicki proved she could stand up for herself. Making her not only one of the best artists of the year but the best new solo acts as well. With her Young Money group, guest spots and solo career this triple threat provided the perfect menage. TIM DAVID HARVEY.