Trina

Diamond Princess

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Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim may have the rep of hard-assed rap divas who are equally streetwise and sexy but Miami native Trina ups the ante with her sophomore raunchfest Diamond Princess. Originally breaking on the scene as a member of Trick Daddy's posse, Trina is unapologetic in her ribald approach towards all facets of life. From the opening intro by Sommore where there's enough references to oral sex to make a biker blush, the tone gets set for the rest of this raunchy ride. Pumped up with plenty of jacked-up beats and an equally biting flow, Trina gives her Rolodex a workout as she recruits numerous big names like Ludacris (the Middle Eastern-flavored "B R Right"), Missy Elliott (an equally exotic "Rewind That Back") and Missy protegé Fabolous (the jittery "How We Do?"). Also checking in are soul chanteuse Tweet (the overtly suggestive "No Panties") and pitbull-in-a-skirt Eve (the fierce female empowerment anthem "Ladies 1st"). Just as the title Diamond Princess suggests, Trina is a hard-edged jewel that shines with an uncanny brilliance.

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