10 Songs That Prove Nicki Minaj Can Rap

By: 07.16.12  •  52 Comments

10. “Monster”

Ninety-nine percent of the time the Good Nicki-Bad Nicki shtick grates on listeners of all sexes. However, Ms. Minaj channeled the perfect bit of schizophrenia on her landmark 2010 verse from Kanye West’s ode to ghouls, goblins and identity disorders. The Queens MC went toe-to-toe with heavyweights like Jay-Z, West and Rick Ross, and set the standard for up-and-coming rappers’ braggadocio, boldly proclaiming, “50k for a verse, no album out!”

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