This Kanye West-endorsed, female-friendly Chi-Town rapstress behind the beauty-salon anthem "Pro Nails" finally released her long-awaited debut album, Ultraviolet, in late 2009--just in time for it to make it onto countless year-end best-of lists. With the excellent album's release, Kid Sister proved she's not just some acrylic-tipped novelty act, even though it still should be noted that Kid Sister is to nail lacquer as the equally cosmetically inclined Lil' Mama is to lipgloss, and the woman really does deserve a spokesmodel deal with OPI.
I recently chatted with Kid Sister at the downtown Austin Hilton hotel during SXSW, where she flaunted her amazingly rhinestoned D.I.Y. mani-pedi and the tattoo she acquired in Austin with Paul Wall. It was one of my most delightful interviews of the entire conference; really, with a personality like this, the Kid is sure to claw her way to the top. She nailed it!
- Snoop Dogg