Posts Tagged ‘Nicki Minaj’

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Nicki Minaj’s latest freestyle has her tackling the street anthem “No Flex Zone” from Mississippi brothers Rae Sremmurd. While it unsurprisingly doesn’t take much for Nicki to outrap the youngsters, it’s humorous to note she does with more bass in her voice than the original. No word yet on when her Pinkprint project will be dropping.

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Due to sample issues, Future had to settle for releasing “Rock Star” as a free leak. Outside of a Nicki feature, nothing much was lost for this not being included on Future’s Honest. And considering the sample source, I can understand why George Michael didn’t care for Future’s dying cat vocals butchering a classic 80s ballad.

Source: Rap Boost

“ROCK STAR”

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Game gets to be one of the luckiest emcees in Hip-Hop for a few minutes as he plays Nicki Minaj’s love interest for her “Pills N Potions” visuals. The special effects are a little cheesy at certain points, but overall they fit with the pop rhythms. You can purchase “Pills N Potions” HERE.

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You didn’t really believe that spiel Nicki was giving about The Pink Print being a complete return to her Hip-Hop roots, did you? The Young Money queen has made legions of fans over the last few years appealing to pop trends, so it would make little sense for her to alienate that segment of her diverse fanbase. The hook and production tips it about 60/40 in favor of her pop leanings, so it’ll be interesting to see if this single still finds a consistent home on traditional Hip-Hop stations.

“Pills N Potions” will be available later today on iTunes.

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Soulja Boy has the easiest job in the world on this one. Despite of the highly repititve refrain from SB, Nicki Minaj gives another example of her high-powered flow by destroying her umpteenth trap beat. Some guys caught feelings off her “Looking Ass Niggas” track, so for this one Nicki mostly takes aim at underachieving females. With news that an official single is coming within two weeks, this will probably serve as one of, if not her last, street single before the media push for The Pink Print goes into overdrive.

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Straight out of the 90s Busta Rhymes video playbook, the Young Money camp drops a surreal video “Senile.” The track is included on their compilation Rise of an Empire.

I ALWAYS GOT A TRICK UP MY SLEEVE. I MIGHT GIVE YOU A NEW TRACK EVERY WEEK UNTIL THE ALBUM DROPS… I FIGURE THEY WANT SOME MORE….” – NICKI MINAJ

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Yes Nicki, we’ll take more of this. In acknowledgement of the war zone that has become Chicago in recent years, Nicki Minaj recruits Lil Herb for a slow-burner on the perils of inner-city living. Nicki doesn’t raise her voice, or make any quirky inflections, for the duration of the song. However, her tone and the sharpness of her flow contain all the menace and implied danger a song like this needs. Herb keeps right up with as well. Nicki’s new album, The Pink Print, does not have a release date yet.

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Here we go. In what comes as no surprise to those who lived through the “No Scrubs/No Pigeons” era (and the older heads who remember “Roxanne Roxanne/Roxanne’s Revenge”), Trey Songz is the first male artist to step up with a retort to Nicki Minaj’s “Looking Ass Niggas.” Trey is already treading this Valentine’s Day morning, so mission accomplished. I’m just thankful he used common sense and didn’t throw up a picture of Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells or Angela Davis for his cover art.

“LOOK AT Y’ALL”

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Nicki Minaj literally comes out with guns blazing in this new video for the “stop fronting” anthem “Looking Ass Niggas.” The song’s premise revolves around directing ridicule at all the pretenders Ms. Minaj encounters. From those who’ll say anything to get in her pants, to others who blatantly lie about their fiscal worth, Nicki covers a lot of ground in just under three minutes. And for those wondering, ample shots of her curves are highlighted in multiple outfits.

“Looking Ass Niggas” will be included on the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, due out March 11.

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YG’s hood anthem gets the remix treatment with a mix of New Orleans, Philly, Queens and ATL talent. Wayne treats his part like a mixtape throwaway verse. Meek and Nicki portions are better executed and make this one worth a listen.

“MY NIGGA” (REMIX)

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