Nicki Minaj

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Best thing to happen to hip-hop in ages, or worst thing to happen to hip-hop in ages?
If those are the only two choices, we lean much closer to “best” than to “worst,” but that’s kind of simplistic. Nicki’s exciting, but she’s also pretty new; and if she’s bringing a lot of interesting ideas to the table she can also be pretty hit-and-miss with her execution. We’re definitely on her side, but we’re reserving definitive judgment until she’s got more than one album under her belt.

Isn’t she noteworthy just for being a successful female rapper?
Unfortunately so. Don’t get us...