Nicki Minaj

Conquering Hip-Hop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

As USA TODAY, The Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Nicki Minaj is a “hip-hop comet…a talented rhyme-spitter who fluidly shifts from hard-core grit to Barbie-doll cute.”

Growing up poor in Queens, New York, with a drug- and alcohol-addicted father, Minaj dreamed of being a soap opera star so she could afford to buy her mother a house. When Minaj was in her early twenties, a street mix tape got her noticed. Just a few years later, she blasted into the mainstream with seven singles in the Hot 100, beat out many of the boys with her ranking as MTV’s No. 4 best Hip-Hop MC, and scored her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. And, says Minaj, she’s just getting started!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-1060-2
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.4
BISACS YAN006060, YAN006140, YAN006050
Dewey 782.421649092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 1050
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents