The hip hop genre of music has long since been a favourite among students both past and present. Hip hop is a freedom of expression and in the past, it has seen countless big name musicians rise to fame and prominence over the years of their career. Hip hop is still prominently seen today and if you are a college student who favours the hip hop genre of music, there are several artists and albums to keep an eye out for in Christmas of 2010.
Nicki Minaj is currently a young and up and coming hip hop artist from Young Money Entertainment that is taking the world by storm. After emerging on the internet several years ago, Minaj rose to cult prominence after a collaboration with the internet phenomenon Jeffree Star known as “Lollipop Luxury” a track which can now be found on Star’s “Beauty Killer” album. Minaj’s popularity as a female rapper continued to rise however and as of 2010, she can now be seen in collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, Trey Songz and more. Nicki Minaj’s first studio album entitled “Pink Friday” was released in November of 2010 and is arguably one of the very best hip hop albums of 2010; one which is not to be missed among college students.
Lil Wayne is regarded all over the world as one of the greatest hip hop artists of all time. Wayne has been taking the mainstream world and the underground music scene by storm since his teenage years and the 2010 year has been no exception. Despite mainstream publicity in regards to his recent jail sentence, Wayne sparked further attention when his latest album, “I Am Not a Human Being” being released in September of 2010 while he was still in prison. When compared to his previous album, “Rebirth”, I Am Not a Human Being sees Wayne return to his hip hop roots making it a must-hear for long time fans of Wayne’s, as well as new fans of the hip hop genre alike. Again, I Am Not A Human Being is not one to be missed among college students.
2010 has been a big year for the world of hip hop. Not only has it seen the rise of the future superstars such as Nicki Minaj, it has also seen the return to prominence of the legends such as Lil Wayne. Eminem also saw a return to hip hop in 2010 with his “Recovery” album and for vintage fans of the genre, Coolio, best known for his “Gangsta’s Paradise” song returned to the mainstream media in the UK’s Ultimate Big Brother this past summer and hip hop legend Dr. Dre is due to make a highly anticipated return in early 2011. Needless to say, if you are a college student, there is plenty to choose from in regards to the hip hop genre from the 2010 year.