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Nicki Minaj/Lil Wayne/Rick Ross/Travis Barker/Mix Master Mike 

7 p.m. Sunday, April 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

Nicki Minaj's ferocious verses and diabolical delivery have revived our hope for a new class of ill femcees who can inject new life into the hip-hop game. (Hell, she spits so well she scared Lil' Kim into coming back from the dead.) Her personas oscillate from innocent schoolgirl Cookie to venomous Roman Zolanski, who pulled the rug out from under Kanye and Jay-Z with her bloodthirsty execution on "Monster" and rescued Trey Songz's "Bottoms Up" from taking the title as 2010's Biggest Disposable Hit. After dropping two stellar mixtapes, Minaj unleashed her highly anticipated Young Money/Cash Money/Universal debut, Pink Friday, last fall. It was a surprisingly poppy deviation that confused critics but handily ballooned her Top 40 fan base with will.i.am's skill at the production desk and cameos from radio regulars Eminem and Rhianna. Though her mentor Lil Wayne was installed at Rikers Island and unable to oversee the project, Friday practically went platinum in minutes. At this show, Miss Minaj will be joined by Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike.

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