Complex magazine assembled the greatest rappers from each decade of hip-hop’s existence, and formed dream teams from each decade. Nicki Minaj makes the 2010 Rookie Team and is the only female to make the cut.
According to Complex, Nicki’s “debut, PinkFriday, dropped in 2010, and she’s easily been one of the biggest rappers out—female or otherwise. Her style both on the mic and in her closet has set trends across the board, and attracted the attention of brands like KMart, Beats, and Pepsi, among others, all seeking to make use of her influence.”
Other rappers that made the 2010 Rooks squad are: Drake, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, and Gucci Mane.
Source: Complex Magazine/TeamMinaj