66: Trina – Powerful Women of 2013
Trina's first break in hip-hop was working with fellow Miami rapper Trick Daddy on 'Nann' from his sophomore LP, 'www.thug.com,' in 1998. With the success of that track, the previously unsigned Trina landed a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records/Atlantic Records and started working on her debut LP.
'Da Baddest Bitch' dropped in 2000, but didn't do as well as she'd hoped. However, she gained momentum with 2002's 'Diamond Princess.' By this time, she started her own label, Diva Enterprises, or now known as DP Entertainment, and initially signed Brianna Perry.
Trina released three more studio albums -- 2005s' 'Glamorest Life,' 2008's 'Still Da Baddest' and 2010's 'Amazin' -- and a series of mixtapes. While some charted and others may not have done as well, this rapper continued to pursue music, which is why XXL named her the "Most Consistent Female Rapper of All Time".
2013 looks like a busy year so far for Trina -- releasing 'Back 2 Business' and collaborating on Cassie's 'All Gold, All Girls' with LoLa Monroe as well as Juicy T's 'Having Sex' with 2 Chainz. She recently debuted her new Meek Mill-assisted banger, 'Ass Fat,' and is crafting her sixth LP.