Megan Thee Stallion didn’t just achieve her success overnight. She has had to reinvent herself and refine her style many times over to get to where she is today.
Ever since she dropped “Tina Snow,” the powerful Houston rapper has kept her fans occupied with a couple of mixtapes and also rewarded them with two studio albums along the way.
Without further delay, here is a run-through of Thee Stallion’s musical transformation since she burst onto the scene, to now.
This 10-track EP was named after Megan’s alter ego, Tina Snow, who is described as an uncut pimp and mack residing within the rapper. The project, which pushed the rapper closer to stardom, is full of bars.
In this mixtape, Megan demonstrated why she deserved to be in the spotlight with her self-aware confidence and fine-tuned delivery. The project is littered with machine gun flows and sharp witticisms. The rapper goes in guns blazing on tracks like “WTF I Want,” “Big Ole Freak” and “Tina Montana.” While the project was considered a success, it only delivered glimpses of Megan’s lyrical prowess – setting the stage for her eventual domination.
While “Tina Snow” worked to showcase what Megan could do lyrically, her next project was more about having fun, doing hood rat stuff with her friends, and looking awesome while at it! “Fever” follows a separate persona/alter ego, Hot Girl Meg. In the project, Megan does a great job of exploring the transactional nature of relationships between men and women – flipping things over to project women from a point of power.
For this musical installment, Megan Thee Stallion introduced yet another alter ego, Suga – seen as a cross between the fun and bold Hot Girl Meg and the calm and collected Tina Snow. While the nine-track project is not as punchy as the previous installments, Megan shows that she can mix things up and reinvent herself to create something different.
Megan released this album after being shot. In the project, the Houston rapper starts by straightening the record about the shooting. Afterward, she embarks on a list of tracks that point towards a celebration of life. In the album, the rapper experiments with different sounds – rap, R&B, and more. However, she still retains the razor-sharp bars and punch lines that her fans have come to love and associate with her.
In her latest album, the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper decided to put her alter egos to the side and be herself. In a Rolling Stone article, Megan is reported to have stated that to protect herself, “My alter egos have been people that I had to be at those times.” She continued to explain that in her new album “Traumazine,” she did not need to hide behind any of these alternate personas. The rapper said that she loved the new album because she got to be herself. She added, “It’s just Megan. It’s not me having to be anybody else.”