Women in hip-hop are no longer rare. There is a resurgence of women beating up a lot of their male counterparts these days. the 2021 XXL First year class is a reflection of the times, welcoming four women in the spotlight this year. Pink Ruby is one of them. Her distinct voice and sexually charged lyrics helped her win a legion of followers in no time. After dropping out “Big Mouth,” a song showcasing his deep tone and playful energy, in 2019 it was from there. But to get there, Rubi found inspiration along the way from several different rappers, namely Nicki Minaj, which she positions as her top choice by naming her top five favorite rappers.
“No. 1, Nicki Minaj. I love her because she’s the queen,” shares Rubi, who calls Nicki the “rap queen”. “She’s like the first female rapper I really got into. Her looks, her visuals, everything. I love it.” Rubi was influenced by both Nicki and Cardi B during the coming, which Rubi revealed in her 2021 XXL First year coverage interview.
Staying close to family, Rubi’s top five list also includes one of Nicki’s longtime friends. “Second, Duck, sure, “said Rubi.” The boy. What’s not to like, every song. He makes me feel it. I’m crying. I am in my feelings. I fuck with him. ”Even a self-proclaimed“ raw ”artist like Rubi embraces his emo side.
For her pick # 3, the rising rap newcomer shows her love for an Atlanta hip-hop staple. “Three, Thugger,” said Rubi. “Love Young thug. Legend of Atlanta. Most of the time I don’t understand what he is saying, but I can say it again and love it. “Although she is from Lexington, Ky., Rubi attended Georgia State University. University as a polish major. Time spent at ATL really shaped his musical tastes. Future Hendrix, another Atlanta legend, “she continues.” I love ‘Codeine Crazy’ ” DS2. Just whatever that nigga put out. “
To complete his list, Rubi puts respect on a Chicago rapper who was himself a freshman in 2014. “The No.5 should be Lil durk“Says Rubi.” He’s just become, I only really started listening to his music this year, but I listen to all that nigga songs. He’s also very similar, you hear the pain and the fucking “punch” in his voice. I’m really fucking with Durk and what he’s doing right now. One of his favorite Durk tracks is “When I’m Lonely,” from the deluxe edition of his 2020 album, The voice.
Take a look at Pink Rubypicks from his top five favorite rappers below.