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The Top 10 New School MCs


Despite her huge personality, and elaborate style of dress, it’s hard to deny Nicki Minaj’s ability on the mic. Anyone that can get on a record with Rick Ross, Kanye West, and Jay-Z, and come out with arguably, the song’s best verse, deserves respect.

Nicki released hit after hit in 2010, with “Your Love” and “Right Thru Me” reaching #1 and #2 on the Hot Rap Songs list. In addition, she struck it big with “Check It Out,” “Roman’s Revenge,” “Moment 4 Life,” and “Did It On’em.” The success of these records, catapulted Nicki’s debut album, Pink Friday, to nearly double platinum status, as of November 2011, totaling over $1.6 million albums sold.

Young Money’s first lady is now set to release her follow-up, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, on Valentine’s Day. She took the opportunity to also release another shot in Lil Kim’s direction, on “Roman in Moscow,” followed by “Stupid H*e”. While she’s gotten mixed reviews on the two records so far, she’s sure to give us more as we get closer to her release. Remember, she didn’t get much buzz around her release of “Massive Attack,” and then followed it up with six straight hits, including her multi-platinum “Super Bass.”

Nicki is now a Pop star appearing on the covers of magazines like Elle and W, earning her spot on this list as one to watch easily.

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  • Don

    Meek Mills is the nicest on this list. Then J Cole!!!

  • Evilempire718

    Bugging…^^^ Kendrick Lamar would is the Truth.. Non of these artist has anything that can come close to  “Look out for Detox” or “Rigamortis” 

  • Mickey Rouke

    what about vado?

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  • LiamMacBuie

    First off, I didn’t listen to all of the artists, but I’m left unfulfilled. When I see a headline about the top ten new school  MC’s, I’m thinkin’ mother f*ckers killin’ it with a fire inside. Spittin venom and knowledge and edification to the youth.  The two I listened to, were rehashes of the past, which really isn’t new school. On top of that, it was boring as hell because they weren’t even as good as the ones past that they want to emulate. I aint here to hate. I give props to anyone makin’ moves and trying, but I guess I expected a little more creativity and individuality.
    You can do your own thing and it doesn’t have to sound like every other rapper from the past 2o years. Lets try and turn this sh*t upside down. DJ’s and Producers are in need of some mushrooms as well. Maybe that will spark some creative genius. Peace

  • Mat

    yess!! glad jon connor is here, hes way too underrated