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Lil Rappers Who Aren’t So Lil Anymore

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Remember when everyone’s rap name started with “lil’? There was Lil WayneLil KimLil Flip and even Lil Zane

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“Dear Old Nicki” Finally Calls Back And Delivers The Re-Up

Nicki's The Re-Up Review

The noise had become deafening. Nicki Minaj listened to the clamor of critics who claim she abandoned hip-hop for pop. She got the unwarranted memo and responded with Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up. The message she’s conveying is simple: I can still rap. Don’t get it twisted.

After her sophomore release she caught flack for seemingly trading in the flow of a hungry emcee from Jamaica, Queens to appease an audience whose most played songs on their iTunes were sung by Justin Bieber. On the balladry “Freedom” she drops clues that she’s not at all oblivious to the chatter. “Did I really body bitches with commercial songs?” she boasts. It’s liberation Nicki seeks, not approval. Read more…