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10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #1 YMCMB…could it be anything else?

Has there ever been 1 hip-hop label more dominant in a year than Young Money/Cash Money?  It depends on how you define "dominant."  If you're talking purely about record sales, Death Row and maybe even Bad Boy had more dominant years in the 90s.  But this is a different era... Read more

It's hard to believe but Nicki Minaj actually made a POP album…and it's really good.

I resisted the Nicki Minaj bandwagon for a really, really long time.  At first, I thought she was a Young Money puppet-- a female extension of Lil Wayne.  Her clothes and image seemed overly sexual and I thought they were designed to be a distraction from a lack of true... Read more