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Rolling Loud Brings the Party to the Big Apple 

If you’re a fan of hip-hop or music festivals then you’ve heard about Rolling Loud. The three-day music festival is now in its 7th year, and it has quickly become one of the biggest live music events around. Rolling Loud is easily considered as the premier hip-hop festival in the United States and around the world.

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Rolling Loud is known for its diverse lineup, which showcases some of music’s most popular artists as well as artists on the come up. Past performers have included Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott and so many others. 

The renowned festival that started with one concert in Miami back in 2015, now takes place several times a year in multiple major cities around the world such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. RL made its return to New York City this weekend. Jam packed with electrifying performances across three stages, this year’s NYC lineup was of course impressive.

Day 1 Vibes

First day of Rolling Loud New York 2022 was full of epic moments, from electrifying performances to surprise appearances. Before headliner Nicki Minaj took to the stage, attendees as well as fans watching from home via RL’s stream were treated to several turnt up performances.

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An early highlight came when Lil Tjay brought his New York energy to a stage for the first time in months. The face of drill music Fivio Foreign kept the momentum going. He performed his bangers and had drill music’s current it-girl, Ice Spice pop out. Lil Uzi Vert made several appearances on day-one. He ran down his biggest hits during his solo set and then came through during Nicki and Chief Keef’s set.

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Kanye West surprised the RL crowd with a sighting during  Playboi Carti’s show time. The two performed their Donda collaboration, “Off The Grid” while rocking all black and Yeezy gear. Quen Nicki closed out the show with a setlist of fan-favorites. Her performance covered her decade-plus long career. Her Barbz gang was in full effect rapping along to just about every lyric.

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Day 3 Vibes

Super Future was ready to tear the stage down for the final night of Rolling Loud New York 2022, but mother nature wasn’t on his side. The superstar rapper was only a few songs into his set when the weather became unbearable. Before the show was shut down due to the bad rain storm, the artist who just sold his publishing for a whole lot of money, performed several anthems from his catalog, including the A$AP Ferg single. “New Level” and his solo hit “Stick Talk.” Right before attendees were forced to leave for safety reasons Offset came through and did a couple of his biggest records.

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The boogie down Bronx was in the house as Terror Squad’s Fat Joe and Remy Ma through it back to their mid-2000s bangers. Hometown heroes such as Dream Doll, J.I., Benny The Butcher and Shawny Binladen put on for the state of New York.

Big Drako aka Soulja Boy also brought the throwback vibes with his timeless hits. Pusha T, who released an album of the year contender earlier this year, Curren$y, Benny The Butcher, Dej Loaf, Yvngxchris and others also showed out.

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Young Devyn Is Real New York Vibes

Cardi B knows how to love. Whether the megastar rapper is collaborating with emerging artists like Glo Rilla and Kay Flock or shouting out the next wave of talent, she is known to share the spotlight. An up-and-coming talent the “Bodak Yellow” artist felt deserves her acknowledgement is Young Devyn. 

“I don’t even know what to say or where to start when it comes to her,” says Young Devyn. “The love that she showed me has been so unexpected. It just goes to show me that you gotta just keep working, because you never know who’s watching you.”

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Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Young Devyn gives authentic New York vibes. Full of swagger, the energetic 20-year-old rapper has the bars to match. Take a listen to her freestyles which have gone viral or her singles like the Fivio Foreign-assisted “Outside” and you’ll see.  
The versatile femcee who is signed to 4th & Broadway/Def Jam is a sight to see live also. Starting at the age of eight years old she was performing. Long before the Brooklyn-bred Trinidadian was considered one of the best drill artists in NYC, she was turning up as a young soca artist. Whether she’s headlining shows at iconic venues such as S.O.B.s, or performing at Rolling Loud or on tour with Skip Marley, she brings the energy to any stage she touches.

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Young Devyn’s debut project, 2021’s Baby Goat gave listeners a small sample of what to expect from her. A little bit over a year later, she circles the block with the sequel, Baby Goat 2, which drops today. 

The 8-track EP features hard-hitting bops like “Decisions” and “All Gifted” alongside the Caribbean-tuned “Toxic.” She also gets in her r&b bag on “Real Love” and the Capella Grey collab “Cruise Control.” 

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Drilled-out versions of past hits such as Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” (“Outside”) and Offset’s Cardi-collab “Clout” (“Rap Sheet”) appear on Young Devyn’s sophomore project.  

When making her latest project, Young Devyn says she set out to tell the “story of that relatable everyday girl who is making it out. ” She put it the work to make sure her mission was accomplished. “I took my time out to just pay attention to everything from the production, the lyrics, the storyline, the tracklist— just everything to make sure that it was concise,” she says. 

On Baby Goat 2, she taps into the sound of her hometown, while staying in touch with her roots and also showcasing her vocals. “Like, it’s not like I’m just doing one type of sound throughout the whole project. It’s just different things, but it all makes sense,” she says proudly. 

It’s safe to assume that her eclectic listening habits as a child may have had an influence on the artist she is today.  “I didn’t really have a favorite genre growing up, because I was always exposed to so many different types of music early on like soca, pop, hiphop, reggae, even gospel,” she says. 


Young Devyn’s hard work has been paying off, because more and more eyes have been on her. The likes of Nicki Minaj, Offset and The New York Times have also been peeping her game. Although she’s already gotten recognition from some of the biggest artists in music, she’s not letting it get to her head. “ I don’t think that anybody owes me anything,” she says. “That is why I’m always super humbled when artists do show me love. Cause I’m never entitled or think that anybody should know me.”

Stream Young Devyn’s latest project, Baby Goat 2 below:

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If You’ve Been Outside this Summer, You’ve Heard of Ice Spice

If you’ve been outside this summer, then you’ve probably heard of Ice Spice. The emerging female rapper is a Drill artist from the Bronx that’s been taking the streets of New York by storm with her viral hit “Munch (Feelin’ U).” The track with close to 7 million plays on Spotify can be found on top playlists, is being played in clubs, performed at festivals and has inspired a bunch of captions on social media.

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Over the course of the last few months, the 22-year-old has received co-signs from mega stars like Drake and Cardi B. Ice Spice has joined the ranks of Kay Flock, B-Lovee, Sha Ek and others as one of the most buzzed about rappers to emerge from the Bronx drill scene in recent years. But who is she exactly? What’s her story? What is it about her that has made her one of the most talked about rappers of the moment? 

Before the Bronx upstart was making a name for herself with her music, she was making her way through NYC. The half-Dominican and half-Black artist grew up in the Fordham Road section of the Bronx. When discussing her childhood neighborhood, she’s said, “It made me, for real. I deadass wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for Fordham.” 

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The daughter of an aspiring rapper, Ice Spice had creative aspirations of her own. She reportedly dreamed of being an actress or athlete and was into poetry in elementary school. She attended high school in Yonkers, which isn’t too far from the borough she was bred in. 

While in high school, the artist whose birth name is Isis took up the alias, Ice Spice. “My whole family calls me Ice. Everybody calls me Ice and Spice just rhymed with it,” she unveiled to No Jumper. “I came up with it freshman year and I just kept it.” 

A fan of rap G.O.A.T.s like Nicki Minaj and Drake, Ice Spice was first inspired to make music after she heard New York Drill forefathers Sheff G and the late, great Pop Smoke. Sheff G’s cult-classic, “No Suburban” was the first NY-based Drill track she had ever heard. And by the time Pop Smoke started to rise the ranks, she knew one thing: she wanted to make Drill music.

Ice Spice officially started making music in the spring of 2021. She recorded her first song in March of that year. It was called “Bully” and it marked the start of her creative partnership with Bronx producer Riot. Riot produced her breakthrough single, “Munch (Feelin’ U).” “I feel like it’s just best to lock in with a producer and build your own sound because —no shade but everybody be getting beats off of YouTube,” she said while on the On The Radar podcast. 

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Around the time she dropped “No Clarity”— which now has over 90,000 listens on Soundcloud— towards the end of 2021, she was starting to get more and more attention. On separate occasions, Syracuse, NY rapper Toosii and Brooklyn Drill’s Dusty Locane brought Ice out during their respective shows to perform. 

In 2022, she turned things up. She dropped a few more buzz tracks titled, “Name of Love” and “Euphoric.” She then appeared on On The Radar and things got even hotter. Her On The Radar freestyle caught the attention of Drake, who quickly shouted her out. He also flew her out to Toronto. The two were spotted at a concert together. 

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“I feel like finally— I know I’ve only been rapping for a year, but I know I’m nice, so now that people are actually tuning in and taking it more serious, it feels good,” she said when discussing her newfound fame and success. 

Ice Spice isn’t the only person that thinks she’s nice. With 2,270,098 monthly listeners on Spotify alone and at least five songs with more than 100,000 listens, it’s evident that there are a lot of people feeling her and her music. In the words of a legendary Bronx rap star, Fat Joe, “Yesterday’s price is not today’s price.” Ice allegedly now demands upwards of $15,000 per performance, since having her breakthrough moments this summer.

From hanging with Drake and Cardi B to performing at Rolling Loud Toronto, Ice Spice is having a moment. Regardless of what you think of Drill music, it’s difficult to deny that “Munch (Feelin’ U)” is a bop. According to the new artist, fans and followers of hers can expect to hear an EP from her before the end of the year. Stay on the lookout for more Ice Spice.

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Bops That Just Dropped: New Nicki Minaj, Yëat and GloRilla

Every week a bunch of new projects, songs, and snippets hit the airwaves and streaming platforms and it can be a tall task sorting through all of the noise. Luckily, ONE37pm is here to help keep you in tune with what should be on your radar. This week’s collection of new releases includes new Nicki Minaj, Yëat, GloRilla, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion & Lil Kim, EST Gee & Future, Central Cee, G Herbo & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Sleepy Hallow, Nav, Bryson Tiller, Ka$hdami, ssgkobe, NBA Youngboy, Ari Lennox, Saucy Santana, BlueBucksClan, Big Boogie, and others. Tap in with our weekly roundup below and don’t forget to come back every week for a rundown of what’s new in music.

Nicki Minaj let us know that she was still queen when she dropped off her heater, “Super Freaky Girl.” Her second top 5 single of 2022 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first solo female rapper to achieve this accomplishment in more than 20 years. The recent recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Award now unleashes the “Queen Mix” to her TikTok-popular track. Featuring a whole lot of female energy, the remix of the Rick James-sampling track finds Nicki teaming up with JT, BIA, Akbar V, Malibu Mitch from the Boogie Down Bronx and Chicago drill legend Katie Got Bandz.

Months after delivering 2 Alivë, Yëat is back with his new project. The “Rich Minion” rapper doubles down on his signature sound throughout his latest, Lyfë. Although he rides solo throughout the majority of the 12-track project, he does connect with Lil Uzi Vert on the opening track, “Flawless.”

Fresh off of her debut Made In America Festival performance, GloRilla pulls up with Latto and JT of the City Girls for the remix to “F.N.F (Let’s Go).” Big Glo’s anthem for the bad, bougie and ratchet took the streets by storm this summer. Travis Scott was recently caught turning up to it, while Cardi B has coined it the song of the summer. GloRilla has been on a roll since her breakthrough song started going up. After signing with Yo Gotti’s empire CMG, the Memphis native appeared on the label’s compilation, Gangsta Art. More recently, she dropped the singles, “Tomorrow” and “Blessed.”

“Super Freaky Girl (Queen Mix)” — Nicki Minaj featuring JT, BIA, Katie Got Bandz, Akbar V & Maliibu
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‘Lyfë’ —Yëat
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“F.N.F (Let’s Go) [Remix]” — GloRilla featuring Latto and JT
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“Ghetto Superstar” — Roddy Ricch featuring Doe Boy & G Herbo
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“Plan B (Remix)” — Megan Thee Stallion Feat. Lil Kim
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“Shoot It Myself” — EST Gee featuring Future
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“L.A. Leakers #149” (Freestyle) — Central Cee
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“Alone” — YG
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“Me, Myself & I” — G Herbo featuring A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
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“Outside” — Bryson Tiller
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“Komissin” — Ka$hdami
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The Best Debut Rap Albums of the 2010s

It’s well-known that hip-hop is one of the most popular genres in music. A big part of that success has been a result of the emergence of new generations of talented rappers who’ve set the standard for what rap could be with their debut albums. If you’re a fan of rap music, it’s expected that you’ve heard of some of the best debut albums released during the last decade. 

The 2010s may not have been hip-hop’s golden age, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been iconic albums released during that ten-year span. The 2000s in general have been a great period for rap music and debut albums have been some of the best projects that have come out during that time period. The 2010s was a decade that saw rap music reach new heights and produce some truly unforgettable albums.

Some of these albums introduced the world to some of the most successful artists of all time and are now considered to be some of the best rap albums of all time. Several of these albums changed the landscape of hip-hop and cemented their respective creators as legendary artists. These albums have helped to define a generation of hip-hop and are now essential listens for just about any rap fan. They pushed the genre in new and exciting directions. 

When it comes to best debut rap albums, there are a few that stand out from the pack. In the 2010s, there were a number of fire debut rap albums. Here are some of the best debut rap albums of the 2010s.

Drake – ‘Thank Me Later’ (2010)
Republic Records

Singles: “Over,” “Find Your Love” & “Fancy” 

Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later was highly anticipated by fans and critics alike. Luckily, it did not disappoint. Drizzy proved himself to be a master of both sing-rapping and delivering bars on this album. He showcased his unique vocal style with tracks like “Over” and “Find Your Love.” He also proved himself to be a hell of a storyteller, with songs like “Fireworks” and “The Resistance” giving listeners a glimpse into his life and experiences. Thank Me Later was a defining moment in Drake’s career and solidified him as one of the biggest names in rap music.

Waka Flocka Flame – ‘Flockaveli’ (2010)
Warner Records

Singles: “O Let’s Do It,” “No Hands” featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale & “Hard in da Paint”

Flockaveli was lowkey a game-changer. It helped to cement a new wave of trap music and set the sonic foundation for drill music, which became synonymous with Chicago artists like Chief Keef. Led by the hard-hitting production of producer of the moment Lex Luger, Waka Flocka Flame’s debut is full of tracks sure to keep your head nodding. The 17-track project, which was praised by the likes of Complex, Billboard, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork features most of Waka’s best-known songs, including the Drumma Boy-produced top 10 hit “No Hands.”

Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday’ (2010)
Republic Records

Singles: “Your Love,” “Moment 4 Life” featuring Drake & “Super Bass”

Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday was an instant hit. It set the stage for her to become one of the most popular and influential rappers in the world. Nicki’s lyrical skills, distinctive flow and knack for crafting catchy tunes were on full display throughout the album. The 13-track project featuring production from Swizz Beatz, T-Minus, J.R. Rotem and Bangladesh also showcased her more introspective side, which came through on songs like “Dear Old Nicki” and “Here I Am.”

J Cole – ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’ (2011)
Roc Nation/Columbia Records

Singles: “Work Out,” “Can’t Get Enough” featuring Trey Songz & “Nobody’s Perfect” featuring Missy Elliott 

Prior to the release of his debut, who would have thought that J. Cole would go on to be one of the best rappers of all time? Cole did! With Cole World: The Sideline Story, Cole proved that he was a force to be reckoned. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native’s debut was met with critical acclaim, and helped solidify him as one of the best rappers ever. The album sheds light on the story of Cole’s life and his growing up in North Carolina. Songs like “Work Out” and “Can’t Get Enough” showed that not only did he have bars for days, but that he could also make hits. Cole World debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and featured Jay-Z, Drake and Missy Elliott.

Meek Mill – ‘Dreams & Nightmares’ (2012)
Atlantic Records

Singles: “Amen” & “Burn”

Meek Mill’s Dreams & Nightmares was one of the most highly anticipated rap albums of the early 2010s. Meek’s first official project featured collaborations with Drake, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Rick Ross, John Legend and others. It also featured one of the greatest hip-hop intro of all time, “Dreams and Nightmares.” Whether you’re a fan of Meek or not, his debut is worth a listen or two.

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)
Aftermath/Interscope Records

Singles: “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, “Poetic Justice” & “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”In the early 2010s, there were a number of excellent debut albums that set the tone for the decade to come. Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city is a perfect example of this. The album which tells the story of Kendrick’s upbringing in Compton immediately established him as one of the most important voices in hip-hop. good kid, m.A.A.d city is widely considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time, let alone one of the best debut albums. Throughout the project he demonstrates his expert use of wordplay and metaphors. He also shows he can crossover with addictive singles such as “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, “Poetic Justice” and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

Chief Keef – ‘Finally Rich’ (2012)
Interscope Records

Singles: “I Don’t Like”, “Love Sosa” & “Hate Bein’ Sober”

Even before he dropped an album, Chief Keef was a local legend. Months after receiving a cosign and a remix from Kanye West, the teenage star-in-the-making released his debut album, Finally Rich. The forefather of Chicago’s drill music collaborated with day-ones like Lil Reese, as well as legends like 50 Cent, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy on the album that featured cult-classics like “I Don’t Like” and “Love Sosa.”

A$AP Rocky – LONG.LIVE.A$AP (2013)
Polo Grounds/RCA Records

Singles: “Goldie,” “Fuckin’ Problems,” “Wild for the Night” & “Fashion Killa”

A$AP Rocky took the hip-hop world by storm following the release of his debut single “Peso.” Over a decade later, he continues to be an influence on the culture. His debut album, LONG.LIVE.A$AP is a part of what helped him make his mark on the rap world. The album that would eventually be certified platinum housed an eclectic collection of songs and spawned the hit “Fuckin’ Problems,” which featured 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Other guests on the album included Santigold, Florence Welch, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Joey Badass and others.

Pusha T – ‘My Name is My Name’ (2013)
GOOD Music/Def Jam

Singles: “Pain,” “Numbers on the Boards” & “Sweet Serenade”

Pusha T was a seasoned veteran by the time his debut album My Name is My Name hit the streets, and it showed. Released in 2013, the album was one of the best projects from a rapper that year. Featuring production from Kanye West and The Neptunes, My Name is My Name showcases Pusha T’s lyrical prowess and knack for storytelling. It was met with critical acclaim and was praised for its lyrical content and production value.

YG – ‘My Krazy Life’ (2014)
Def Jam Recordings

Singles: “My N***a” & “Who Do You Love?”

After building a buzz with a series of mixtapes, YG broke through with his debut album, My Krazy Life. According to the Def Jam rap star, the album featuring hit singles like “My N***a” and “Who Do You Love?” was like “a day in the life of YG from the morning until the night.” Superproducer DJ Mustard handled much of the well-reviewed album’s production, incorporating his signature West Coast sound. Rich Homie Quan, Drake, Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar were just a few of the artists that appeared on My Krazy Life.

Rae Sremmurd – ‘Sremmlife’ (2015)
Eardrummers/Interscope

Singles: “No Flex Zone”, “No Type”& “Throw Sum Mo” featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug

Rae Sremmurd seemingly came out of nowhere when they dropped their first single, “No Flex Zone” in 2014. By the time their debut album dropped, months later, the Mississippi-born dynamic duo individually known as Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi were household names. Executive produced by hit-maker Mike Will Made It, Sremmlife featured several top 40 hits, including “No Flex Zone”, “No Type” and the Nicki Minaj and Young Thug-assisted “Throw Sum Mo.” The group’s first album landed on several best of 2015 lists and even made it to Rolling Stone’s The 200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time list. Sremmlife was so successful that it spawned a couple of sequels.

Travis Scott – ‘Rodeo’ (2015)
Grand Hustle Records/Epic Records

Singles: “3500” & “Antidote”

Following the release of two mixtapes (2013’s Owl Pharaoh and 2014’s Days Before The Rodeo), Travis Scott let it be known he was here to stay with his debut album, Rodeo. The 14-track project was a sign of things to come from one of popular music’s most sought after artists. Rodeo’s lead single, “Antidote,” peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not only did the album feature a smash hit, it also featured a fire rap verse from Justin Bieber.

Nipsey Hussle – ‘Victory Lap’ (2018)
Atlantic Records

Singles: “Rap N*ggas,” “Last Time That I Checc’d” & “Dedication”

It’s not a secret that some of the best debut rap albums are created by artists that have something to prove. After grinding for much of his life, delivering dope mixtapes and attention-grabbing guest appearances, Nipsey Hussle finally released his debut album in 2018. Titled Victory Lap, the Grammy-nominated album featured everything from soulful vibes to motivational anthems. Offering a more polished sound on this album than on previous releases, the late rapper delivered a project that was both fresh and familiar.

Cardi B – ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ (2018)
Atlantic Records

Singles: “Bodak Yellow,” “Bartier Cardi,” “Be Careful” & “I Like It”

Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion Of Privacy was released in 2018 to critical acclaim and commercial success. The album introduced Cardi’s in-your-face style to the masses. She tapped into her own personal experiences and observations and crafted a project that was personal and universally relatable. It was also an album to turn up to! The well-crafted songs and clever lyrics resonated with listeners, helping her debut to not only achieve mainstream success, but also make history.

Playboi Carti – ‘Die Lit’ (2018)
AWGE/Interscope

Singles: “Poke It Out” featuring Nicki Minaj

Golden era-loving hip-hop heads may not get it, but Playboi Carti is a hugely influential artist. A couple of years before his Whole Lotta Red album was coined one of the best rap albums in modern history, Carti further established himself as an innovator with Die Lit.

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These Are the 20 Best Nicki Minaj Videos

Nicki Minaj is a G.O.A.T. Hands down. She’s one of hip-hop’s all time greatest lyricists, one of the genre’s biggest hit-makers and one of the most successful rappers of all time. Her influence is undeniable. She’s basically in a league of her own. 

Her music videos are a big part of why millions and millions of people adore her. Throughout the course of her reign as a queen of rap, she has been one of the most consistent when it comes to delivering dope visuals. Even the videos she’s delivered for her not-so-great songs are unforgettable, in a good way (Think “Massive Attack”). Her video game is so on point that at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, she’ll become one of only 34 artists to receive MTV’s Video Vanguard Award. 

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According to MTV, the gold-plated trophy is awarded to “artists for their outstanding contributions and profound impact on music video and popular culture.” The Video Vanguard Award is only given to artists with a legendary lineup of music videos. Prior to Minaj, iconic acts such as Missy Elliott, Rihanna, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J, Michael Jackson (who the award is now named after) and others have been recipients of the coveted accolade. 

Whether you’re a fan of Nicki Minaj or not, there’s no denying that many of her visuals fall within must-see territory. If we’re talking about fire Nicki music videos, there’s a lot to choose from. There are the classics like “Your Love” and “Super Bass,” as well as more recent joints such as “Do We Have a Problem?”


It’ll be nearly impossible to pick Nicki’s best video, so we saved ourselves some frustration and instead compiled a list of her top music videos. These are the 20 best Nicki Minaj Videos.

“Your Love”
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Year released: 2010

Album: Pink Friday

According to Nicki, she wanted to “tell a love story” with the video for her breakthrough hit. “It’s just kinda liking a guy, where he’s not really for you to like — the forbidden fruit,” she said. “And me and this other girl happen to like him and we go to war.”

“Super Bass”
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Year released: 2010

Album: Pink Friday

Colorful, fun, and catchy, the “Super Bass” video is everything you would expect in a video for a huge pop song.

“Did It On ‘Em”
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Year released: 2010

Album: Pink Friday

This video features behind-the-scenes footage and clips of Nicki performing during the I Am Still Music Tour.

“Moment 4 Life” featuring Drake
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Year released: 2010

Album: Pink Friday

The video for the Grammy nominated single was fresh out of a fairy tale.

“The Creep” featuring Nicki Minaj & John Waters
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Year released: 2011

Album: Turtleneck & Chain

Nicki is caught creeping in a locker for her collab with the Lonely Island boys.

“Stupid Hoe”
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Year released: 2012

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

“Stupid Hoe” is perhaps one of Minaj’s most controversial videos. The explicit video features Minaj calling out her haters.

“Starships”
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Year released: 2012

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

“Starships” is another popular video from Minaj. The video features Minaj dancing on a beach in an energetic and fun atmosphere.

“Right by My Side”
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Year released: 2012

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Nas appears as Nicki Minaj’s love interest in this video.

“The Boys” featuring Cassie
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Year released: 2012

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up

“Lookin Ass”
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Year released: 2014

Album: Young Money: Rise of an Empire

“Anaconda”
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Year released: 2014

Album: The Pinkprint

“Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown
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Year released: 2014

Album: The Pinkprint

“Feeling Myself” featuring Beyoncé
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Year released: 2015

Album: The Pinkprint

“Chun-Li”
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Year released: 2018

Album: Queen

“Barbie Dreams”
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Year released: 2018

Album: Queen

“Fefe” 6ix9ine featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz
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Year released: 2018

Album: Dummy Boy

6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s hit song peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is certified 8x platinum.

“Megatron”
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Year released: 2019

Album: N/A

Nicki brings the basement bashment vibes in the video for her reggae-sampling hit.

“Do We Have a Problem?” featuring Lil Baby
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Year released: 2019

Album: N/A

Nicki links up with Lil Baby to make a movie.

“We Go Up” featuring Fivio Foriegn
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Year released: 2022

Album: N/A

Nicki gets sturdy in the video for her collaboration with Fivio Foreign.

“Super Freaky Girl”
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Year released: 2022

Album: N/A

Step into the metaverse with Ms. Minaj.

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19 Rap Songs that Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

TikTok does it again! The popular social networking platform has helped catapult another song to the top of the Billboard charts. After a snippet of Jack Harlow’s latest single, “First Class” trended on TikTok, the full version upon its official release (April 8th) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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The second single from his upcoming album, Come Home the Kids Miss You has been making noise outside of Tiktok also. With more than 10.6 million streams in the first 24 hours of its release, the single that samples Fergie’s Ludacris-assisted No. 1 hit “Glamorous” had one of the biggest single-day streams of the year on Spotify’s global chart. Currently the fastest selling single of 2022, the Louisville, Kentucky native’s latest hit moved more than 420,000 units in its opening week.

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In the history of the Billboard Hot 100, there have been 17 hip-hop songs that have debuted on top of the chart. These songs represent some of the biggest hits in hip-hop history. This significant achievement is a testament to not only how dope the songs are, but also the popularity of the artists (and producers) and behind them. Once a rare feat, debuting in the top spot has become more and more frequent over the last few years. There were 10 songs released since 2017 alone that spent their first week on Billboard’s singles chart in the No. 1 position. Drake has dropped several first-week-chart-toppers and so has Travis Scott. Here’s a look at all of the hip-hop hits that have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Jimmy Cooks” by Drake featuring 21 Savage

Debut Date: June 27, 2022

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  • “Wait For U” by Future featuring Drake & Tems

Debut Date: May 9, 2022

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Future landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the eight time with I Never Liked You. The album features tracks with Kanye West, Gunna and Young Thug. Pluto’s ninth album also features the Drake and Tems-assisted single, “Wait For U,” which also debuted in the top spot on the Billboard charts. The video for the song that topped the Billboard Hot 100 within seven days of its release racked up 5.7 million views in just four days.

  • “First Class” by Jack Harlow

Debut Date: April 18, 2022

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Jack Harlow has another smash hit on his hands. “First Class” is receiving love from all around the world. The song debuted at No. 1 in the US, as well as in New Zealand and Australia. It also debuted at No. 2 in several countries including the UK, Germany and Ireland.

  • “Way 2 Sexy” by Drake featuring Future and Young Thug

Debut Date: September 18, 2021

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The first official single from Drake’s Certified Lover Boy claimed the top spot on the Hot 100 after a massive streaming week “Way 2 Sexy” led the way on the single’s chart, while nine other CLB tracks occupied the top 10 slots on the chart, making Drizzy the first artist in history to do so. “Way 2 Sexy” became the 6 God’s ninth number-one and extended his reign as the rap star with the most No. 1 songs in history.

  • “Rapstar” by Polo G

Debut Date: April 24, 2021

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Polo G is leading the way as one of hip-hop’s next undisputed superstars. He further cemented his status in the game with “Rapstar,” his first Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper. With more than 77.7 million streams in its first seven days, the lead single to Polo’s first No. 1 album, Hall Of Fame, became an instant hit. 

  • “What’s Next” by Drake

Debut Date: March 20, 2021

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If in 2021, you wondered what was next for Drake, he had an answer for you: more hits! “What’s Next,” the lead single for his three-track, Scary Hours 2 ep, conquered the Hot 100 immediately after its release. While the high energy track landed at No. 1, the accompanying tracks “Wants and Needs,” featuring Lil Baby and the Rick Ross-assisted “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” occupied the No. 2 and 3 spots. Drake became the first artist ever to have three singles debut in the top three positions of the Hot 100.

  • “Franchise” by Travis Scott featuring Young Thug and MIA

Debut Date: Oct. 10, 2020

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Travis Scott has been a franchise player for a while. The Cactus Jack head honcho was assisted by all stars Young Thug and MIA for “Franchise,” his third number-one debut. The hit single was at the time supposed to be the lead single for Scott’s fifth solo album, Utopia. Scott is the only artist to have three songs debut at number-one in less than a year.

  • “WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

Debut Date: Aug. 22, 2020

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What happens when two of the biggest female rappers of the moment come together? Well, when Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion connected for “WAP,” they almost broke the internet. Their bass heavy, sex-positive Balitimore club-inspired banger spent four week on top of the Billboard Hot 100. With the immediate success of “WAP,” Cardi became the first female rapper to chart a No. 1 in two decades. “WAP” was her fourth and Megan’s second chart-topping single.

  • “Trollz” by 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj

Debut Date: June 27, 2020

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Controversy sells and the career of 6ix9ine has been proof. For his single, the infamous rapper linked up with Nicki Minaj for a third time. The combination of controversy and lots of hype resulted in the tandems’ track debuting at No. 1. The track only spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • “The Scotts” by Travis Scott & Kid Cudi

Debut Date: May 9, 2020

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The legend known as Kid Cudi made his first appearance on top of the Billboard Hot 100 with “The Scott’s,” the 2020 collab between him and Travis Scott. Following the huge debut of the single produced by Take A Daytrip, Dot da Genius and Plain Pat, Scott became one of only six artists in history to have multiple songs debut at No. 1.

  • “Toosie Slide” by Drake

Debut Date: April 18, 2020

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“Toosie Slide” became Drake’s third number-one debut on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as his seventh chart-topping song. The song named after social influencer, Toosie was the lead single from Drizzy’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape.

  • “Highest In The Room” by Travis Scott

Debut Date: Oct. 19, 2019

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The 2019 single brought in 59 million streams in its first week and was remixed by Lil Baby and Latin star Rosalia.

  • “This Is America” by Childish Gambino

Debut Date: May 19, 2018

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“This Is America” was the 31st song to spend its opening week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also Childish Gambino’s first chart-topping and top ten single. It went on to win four Grammy Awards, including Best Rap/Sung Performance, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Music Video. “This Is America” became the first rap song to take home the Grammy trophies for both Record and Song of the Year.

  • “Nice for What” by Drake

Debut Date: April 21, 2018

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An ode to the independent women out there, “Nice for What” contained a sample of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor,” as well as vocals from Big Freedia. Upon its debut, it replaced “God’s Plan” in the No. 1 spot, making Drake the first artist in history to replace one No.1 debut with another No.1 debut. The hit song held down the top spot on Billboard’s single charts for eight nonconsecutive weeks.

  • “God’s Plan” by Drake

Debut Date: February 3, 2018

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Drake seemingly had a plan when it came to his 2018 album Scorpion. That plan was to rule the charts. “God’s Plan” was the first of several Scorpion singles that topped the Billboard Hot 100. The Grammy Award-winning song broke first-day streaming records on Spotify, as well as on Apple Music and became the most streamed song of 2018 for both Spotify and Apple Music.

  • “I’m The One” by DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne

Debut Date: May 20, 2017

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DJ Khaled told us he had been grinding all his life. With “I’m The One,” the second single from his tenth album, Grateful, he finally reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song which has been streamed more than a billion times on Spotify also debuted in the top position on the UK Singles Chart.

  • “Not Afraid” by Eminem

Debut Date: May 22, 2010

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What hasn’t Eminem done? The megastar rapper broke several records through his lengthy career. His 2010 single was the first rap song in about 12 years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Boi-1da-co-produced track became Em’s second certified diamond single.

  • “Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill

Debut Date: November 14, 1998

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One of the G.O.A.T. female rappers, Lauryn Hill shook up the game when she released her debut solo single, “Doo Wop (That Thing).” The lead single from her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill became the first debut single to top the Hot 100 in its opening week. The two-time Grammy Award-winning song is also the first song by a female rapper to hit No. 1.

  • “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112

Debut Date: June 14, 1997

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The first rap song to debut on top of the Billboard Hot 100 was a tribute to the late and great Notorious B.I.G. “I’ll Be Missing You” featured Biggie’s wife Faith, as well as Bad Boy crooners 112. In the US, the single spent 11 weeks at No. 1, while it also landed in the top position in 15 countries around the world. To date, the Grammy Award-winning single is one of the top-selling songs of all time.

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Fivio Foreign Discusses “B.I.B.L.E” And Working With Kanye West

Since Fivio Foreign broke onto the scene with his hit single “Big Drip” three years ago, his career has been a case study of how an artist deals with sudden success. Once an artist stuck within New York City’s busy rap scene, Foreign has experienced various highs (collaborating with Drake, and Quavo) and lows (losing close friends Pop Smoke, King Von, and T Dott Woo to gun violence) but is still standing, this time bigger than ever.

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Following his stellar verse on Kanye West’s Donda via “Off The Grid” last summer, the Brooklyn, NY native has seen his star significantly rise. Alongside West becoming a frequent collaborator of his, the multi-time Grammy-winning rapper and producer is the executive producer of Foreign’s biggest project yet, B.I.B.L.E (April 8th). “Me and ‘Ye got a lot in common,” Foreign said. “We’re both spiritual people and try to make things as normal as possible.”

B.I.B.L.E, a 17-track effort that includes notable features from Quavo, Lil Yachty, and DJ Khaled, witnesses Foreign maintain his signature sound while still improving as an artist. A greater effort was exhibited in his songwriting, and experimentation with different melodies. As the conversation surrounding Foreign now turns to his newest body of work, he’s confident in what he will do next.

Last weekend at the Dreamville Festival, ONE37pm spoke with Fivio Foreign about making B.I.B.L.E, what it’s like working with Kanye and Nicki Minaj, and more.

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ONE37pm: What was your biggest lesson learned while making B.I.B.L.E?

Foreign: I learned you can’t go crazy on records before you send them to people. It’s best to send them a little something such as a hook, just so they can be comfortable with what they’re hearing and how they can perform on it.

ONE37pm: On a project that has so many features, how did it come together?

Foreign: S***, it was all love and vibes because of our relationship and how we rocked with each other. They understood the cause and the movement so, with all of those features, I’m happy because I actually look at them a certain way.

ONE37pm: You have this ongoing and positive rapport with ‘Ye who is executive producing your album. What made the two of you click?

Foreign: We relate in a lot of different ways, especially with how much we believe in God and that helped me a lot.

We initially connected because of the freestyle, I did on [Funkmaster] Flex after I came home and he loved one line for when I said “I got a question for the Reverand/if you kill a killer, do you go to heaven?” and ‘Ye said “I need bars like that on my album.” The next thing, I know I’m on the jet to Atlanta and the rest is history.

ONE37pm: To further speak about New York City, you recently collaborated with one of the city’s greatest MCs in Nicki Minaj. How important was that for you?

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Foreign: It means a lot. Salute to Nicki and everyone who is coming into the drill world and supporting it. It means a lot to us who’ve been a part of the drill community from the beginning because people forget this sound wasn’t always worldwide.

We {drill rappers} were just speaking to our communities about what was happening and how we lived. So for Nicki to come through, especially as someone from the city who is big, and do a record with me is nothing less than big.