Rap Round Table: Is Nicki Minaj Overrated?

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Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.

*Lil Kim's previous dis song aimed at Nicki Minaj.

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.

*Nicki Minaj's most recent dis song aimed at Lil' Kim.

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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