Rap Round Table: Is Nicki Minaj Overrated?
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Lil O, Medicine Girl, Delo, Brad Gilmore, D-Risha, Eskabel, Chane, O.N.E., Preemo, more.
Not Invited: Lil' Cease.
This Week's Prompt: Lil' Kim recently called Nicki Minaj "overrated." Do you find this to be the case?
Medicine Girl: Yep.
RoderickVONN: Lil' Kim needs to stop while she's not ahead. Truth is Nicki is being herself on the tracks and proving that rap is not a gender.
Delo: That's a "Stupid Hoe."
Lil O: I don't get involved in catfights.
Kyle Hubbard: I agree. What she has in funny voices and faces she completely lacks in content. She applies the same formula to everything.
Brad Gilmore: I'm going to be completely honest. When I first heard Nicki Minaj, I was like, "Damn, a female who can actually rap." But as she continued on, I lost interest in her talent and skill, and [became] more interested in why people talk about anybody in YMCMB.
Eskabel: Nope. She's where she was destined to be.
Chane: I think she's an very talented artist. She's diverse and, like it or not, she created her own lane in this younger generation. I grew up when Kim was hot so I can honestly say Nicki does have similarities, but I think its more of her just being influenced by her. Kim has that female rap icon title so, her focusing any negative attention on Nicki is pointless.
O.N.E.: Nah, Nicki is doing her thing right now; love the newness she's bringing.
Preemo: This is what happens when you leave your spot vacant for too long. Nicki is smashing. Super creative. You can't deny that.
Mac: I don't think she is overrated, I just think she has a lot of Lil' Kim's style and that's probably what Kim is upset about.
D-Risha: No, because it's coming from someone who is receiving the brunt of the attack. Honestly, Nicki's antics are overrated, but deep down she has talent beneath the extra-antics.
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