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10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #3 the girls are back in town…well, at least 1, but Nicki Minaj has opened the door for the next wave of great female MCs.

The role of women in hip-hop should not be overlooked but it often has been.  For more than a decade (including the 90's which many consider to be the Golden Age of hip-hop) women were a staple in rap music.  In fact, they were so much a part of the... Read more

Nicki Minaj's Right Thru Me is surprising. No gimmicks, no funny voices, just good music…

After the mixtapes and cameos, it's showtime for Nicki Minaj--time for her to show and prove by herself (without Weezy, without Drake, without Robin Thicke...).  From the looks of it, she may just be hip-hop's Lady GaGa:  lots of pomp and circumstance, but also the goods to back it up.  Here's... Read more