Lauryn Hill is strung out, Lil' Kim is obsessively dabbling in plastic surgery, Foxy Brown is M.I.A. and Lil' Mama is, well, Lil' Mama. Holding the torch for female rap is Weezy's Young Money signee, our 10th Anniversary Issue cover girl Nicki Minaj.
DECADE ACHIEVEMENT: Going on tour with Britney Spears, playing the Superbowl and making her hit "Super Bass" a song only the cool kids know how to rap to.
20. Nicki Minaj