Megan Thee Stallion is the no-nonsense, sexually explicit game-spitter updating the assured rhymes and slick talk of Houston rap for the era of female empowerment. Raised on U.G.K. and Three Six Mafia, Megan stormed the charts in 2019 with "Big Ole Freak", breaking out after years as an Instagram freestyler and mixtape rapper. With songs that roll slow and lyrics that mix technical prowess with towering confidence, Megan was soon collaborating with some of contemporary rap's biggest names. The woman synonymous with "Hot Girl Summer"—a meme she turned into a Top 20 hit with Nicki Minaj—keeps things blazing year-round.