21 years following her debut album release, Da Baddest B***h, Trina celebrates her Hip Hop reign as a powerful female rapper with an exclusive private party at TW Events Luxury Venue.
The exclusive event was invite-only. Celebrity guest attendees include Trick Daddy, Pleasure P, Coach Stormy, Young Joc, Spice (Love and Hip Hop Atlanta), and Bobby(Love and Hip Hop Atlanta).
The “Diamond Princess” confidently embraced her bars and her sex appeal as she climbed the ranks as a female rapper in a male-dominated industry.
“Sometimes it’s like ‘wow,'” The rapper tells Essence. “To actually know that it’s been 20 years, and you have fans who are consistently supporting you, following your performances, and continuing to repeat your songs. It just honestly takes me away.”
“Her attitude made room,” comments music critic Brianna Younger. “Trina helped normalize a particular way of being and rapping and commanding space on a track. and the words she used [them] are like a regular day to at the office two decades on.”
In a piece written for The New Yorker, Younger adds “Her [Trina’s] music was about power-sexual, financial and otherwise- that doesn’t need permission, and we’re still figuring out what that looks like even to this day. She made it okay to be exactly who you are with no cue cards.”
Trina’s “raunchy” lyrics have birthed some of the most influential female rappers in the game right now. Music and culture journalist Naima Cochrane refers to the chart-dominating City Girls as Trina’s descendants.
“The clearest straight line I can make on her impact today is the City Girls,” Cochrane tells Essence. “They are Trina’s daughters all day, every day. You can hear it in their flow and subject matter.”
Cochrane goes further to explain how Trina’s self-confident lyrics helped define feminism in rap.
“When you look at Megan Thee Stallion, City Girls and even Cardi B, Trina, Foxy Brown, and Lil Kim wrapped together really kicked down the doors of not only feminism but brash ownership of the weaponization of your sexuality,” says Cochrane.
Nearly two decades after coining the term “Da Baddest B***h,” Rapper Trina’s self-annotated title still holds weight today.
“It’s you being in the element of your strength,” Trina explains. “As strong as you’re gonna be, that’s your inner baddest b-tch. I never folded. I didn’t have to hate on anybody; I didn’t have to cross anybody or fall out with anyone because I’m not on that vibe. My frequency is on a whole other level.”