(Image Source: MyPinkFriday.com

 

BY MICHAEL COLLINS

 

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

Nicki Minaj named the most influential female in the rap industry of all time? Here comes the backlash.  

 

While the sensational claim from the New York Times has raised questions, the female rapper is undoubtedly one of the most successful female artists in the hip-hop and rap industries. Pop Stop TV reports … 

 

“The 29-year-old young-money MC has turned heads with hit Zs like ‘Super Bass’ and ‘Your Love.’ Now the Times has praised her with the greatest honor.”

 

According to the New York Times …

 

“ … when she releases her second album, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,’ this week, it will be as the most influential female rapper of all time.”

 

But proving that not everybody’s as excited, a blogger for The LA Times strongly disagrees … 

 

“It’s hard to witness, actually, an artist whose craft should be cresting, with enough power in the business to call her own aesthetic shots, chasing the money at the expense of the art … It would be best if Minaj's ‘Roman Reloaded’ fails as a commercial endeavor in the same way that its worst instincts fail artistically. Maybe then she'll stop trying to greedily be all things to all people and focus on what got her here in the first place: that ridiculous flow, wit, and imagination.”

 

Hip Hop Wired agrees, stating … 

 

“ … early on in her career, Nicki Minaj cribbed much of her style heavily from one Lil' Kim … While there is no question Nicki Minaj is one of the Hip-Hop game's most influential artists, saying she is the most influential female artist of all time is a reach.”

 

Roman Reloaded sold 375,000 copies in its first week.

Nicki Minaj: Most Influential Female in Hip-Hop History?

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Apr 5, 2012

Nicki Minaj: Most Influential Female in Hip-Hop History?

(Image Source: MyPinkFriday.com

 

BY MICHAEL COLLINS

 

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

Nicki Minaj named the most influential female in the rap industry of all time? Here comes the backlash.  

 

While the sensational claim from the New York Times has raised questions, the female rapper is undoubtedly one of the most successful female artists in the hip-hop and rap industries. Pop Stop TV reports … 

 

“The 29-year-old young-money MC has turned heads with hit Zs like ‘Super Bass’ and ‘Your Love.’ Now the Times has praised her with the greatest honor.”

 

According to the New York Times …

 

“ … when she releases her second album, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,’ this week, it will be as the most influential female rapper of all time.”

 

But proving that not everybody’s as excited, a blogger for The LA Times strongly disagrees … 

 

“It’s hard to witness, actually, an artist whose craft should be cresting, with enough power in the business to call her own aesthetic shots, chasing the money at the expense of the art … It would be best if Minaj's ‘Roman Reloaded’ fails as a commercial endeavor in the same way that its worst instincts fail artistically. Maybe then she'll stop trying to greedily be all things to all people and focus on what got her here in the first place: that ridiculous flow, wit, and imagination.”

 

Hip Hop Wired agrees, stating … 

 

“ … early on in her career, Nicki Minaj cribbed much of her style heavily from one Lil' Kim … While there is no question Nicki Minaj is one of the Hip-Hop game's most influential artists, saying she is the most influential female artist of all time is a reach.”

 

Roman Reloaded sold 375,000 copies in its first week.

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