XXL Magazine praises the maknae line and thinks they’re among the Five Hottest Kpop Female Rappers! XXL is a Hip-Hop magazine published by Harris Publications. In their own words: “Hip-hop, new music, rappers and news from #1 selling music magazine XXL – hiphop on a higher level“. The magazine also leaves its readers with a short blurb on each rapper. Read on to find out what they said about our dearest CL and Minzy!
The self-claimed, “Baddest Female,” boasts superstar qualities on all forefronts. As the leader of the popular girl group 2NE1, her distinctively boastful attitude, fluent rapping capabilities, and vocal strength make her a wunderkind in the K-pop genre. Versed in multiple languages (English, Korean, Japanese, and hint of French), with inquisitive attitude towards all things creative, her style and music choices have garnered praise from producers will.i.am, Diplo, and Swizz Beats, as well as the flamboyant designer Jeremy Scott. A solo album from CL has been a subject of discussion since her debut, and both fans and critics wait for its release, patiently.
The youngest member of 2NE1, who’s known for her dancing abilities and cutesy antics, is also a standout vocalist/rapper with immense potential as a solo act. Minzy, who debuted at the young age of 15, has played a pivotal role alongside CL as a dominating force for the group’s stage presence with her attention-grabbing choreography, impressive singing, and occasional, yet very well executed, rapping. Even though she’s not a native English speaker, as a huge fan of hip-hop and R&B music, Minzy can recite various verses by Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Common and others. Plus, as a trainee under YG Family (one of Korea’s biggest record labels with its focus on hip-hop/R&B), she has all the rapper traits coordinated down to the smallest detail.”
We must say that XXL mag certainly described the girls well and that we couldn’t agree more with them! What do you think? Did their list of the top 5 hottest kpop female rappers match with yours? Leave us your comments and let us know what you think!
PS. Who else can’t wait till the maknaes come up with another awesome jam aka Please Don’t Go? I for one, am dying for the PDG team to come up with an amazing song once more! Ah 2NE1, please release your album soon!!! ♥