Music Feed: The Year Of Nicki Minaj

As we near the end of 2010, you will see me looking back on the year that was. One of the biggest things to come out of 2010 was Nicki Minaj. She started out simply as a mixtape artist that grew with each subsequent mixtape release. Shortly thereafter her affiliation with Lil' Wayne's Young Money crew set the stage for future guest appearances for the likes of Mariah Carey, Usher, Robin Thicke, and more.

There was no escaping Nicki Minaj in 2010. Each guest appearance was memorable in their own right and there were plenty of them. Below you will see some of her memorable guest appearances throughout the year.

Lil' Freak, Usher Featuring Nicki Minaj
Who can deny the funky bassline featured in this song? More importantly what about the unforgettable verse from Nicki Minaj that was downright slick, trashy, and everything a guest appearance from a female rapper should be.

Shakin' It For Daddy, Robin Thicke Featuring Nicki Minaj
This was billed as Nicki Minaj's first huge featured track. The song was intended as a single and there was a point where Nicki performed the song with Robin. Though the song didn't make a dent in the charts, it was easily one of my favorite songs of the year thanks in part to Nicki's quirky lyrics and sense of humor.

Monster, Kanye West Featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver
Nicki Minaj's verse on "Monster" was touted as her breakthrough verse that really got her the attention she possibly craved. Nicki really went in on this track and reportedly was taking some swipes at nemesis, Lil' Kim.

I Ain't Thru, Keyshia Cole Featuring Nicki Minaj
It might not be Nicki's most memorable featured verse to date but it still makes up for this somewhat dull track. I say its dull cause that's what most people have basically said about it. I, for one like it and I tend to like what everyone else doesn't. Again, Nicki takes some swipes at Lil' Kim and their very comical.

My Chick Bad, Ludacris Featuring Nicki Minaj
Ludacris and Nicki Minaj were recently nominated for a Grammy for this track which appears on Ludacris' most recent album, "Battle Of The Sexes".

Bottoms Up, Trey Songs Featuring Nicki Minaj
"Bottoms Up" is a tolerable track but it is probably my least favorite of Nicki's collaborations. Nicki's verse is very memorable but that's about it for me.

Of course there were more collaborations from Nicki then this but these are the ones that came to my head. I could go on and on too but this is enough reading for now.

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