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Trina, 1996

MIAMI KNIGHTS (Miami, FL) photo by j lash Coming into the rap game at a time when most media outlet’s idea of giving a Southern rapper props was to label them an “Down South version of [insert New York rapper],” Trina constantly found herself getting compared to Lil Kim, even before she had an album out. Her strong showing on Trick Daddy’s “Nann Nigga” surprisingly catapulted her past other femcees like Mia X and Gangsta Boo and whetted appetites for her eventual debut, The Baddest Chick. A pretty face, ample ASS-ets and sexually charged lyrics proved to work, as the album went gold on the strength of her single “Pull Over.” As her career progressed, Trina became known less and less as a rapper and more of a personality. That really can’t considered a bad thing, since most rappers wind up using Hip Hop as a launching pad for other ventures anyway.

OZONE MAG // 63

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