Posts Tagged ‘Nicki Minaj’

Gucci Mane ft. Nicki Minaj – “Make Love”

Posted: February 24, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj are reunited, but it’s the latter that steals the show on “make Love.” In a verse that will surely fuel the rumors of a Nicki-Remy beef, Minaj goes in on a anonymous challenger to the throne.

You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap

You gotta sell records

You gotta get plaques

There’s a few other lines about this unnamed adversary needing to stay in her “bum ass” place. But before we all jump out the window, it should be noted that Remy has said she has no problems with Nicki. And because the talent pool on the mainstream level is so thin for female emcees, every aggressive bar from either Remy or Nicki will be perceived as directed towards each other, for better or worse.

“Make Love” is available now on all streaming platforms.

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It’s all good vibes on the Major Lazer’s new single “Run Up.” With Nicki Minaj and PARTNEXTDOOR’S Caribbeanย roots, theirย flows work seamlessly with the dancehall rhythms. The track is available now on all streaming outlets.

Nicki Minaj Announces Split with Meek Mill

Posted: January 5, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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After weeks of rumors, Nicki Minaj has confirmed her split with Meek Mill.

Minaj took to social media this morning to announce the news and confirm her plans to focus on music in 2017.

 

Rumors of the split began last month when the former couple stopped following each other on Instagram. In addition, Minaj and Meek both had New Year’s Eve concerts in Las Vegas, but noticeably did not appear together.

The public relationship has been used as fodder in Meek’s rap feuds, most memorably in Drake’s 2015 diss “Back to Back,” The Game’s 2016 disses “Pest Control” and “92 Bars,” and during a war of words with fellow Philly emcee Beanie Sigel.

At press time, Meek Mill has not released a statement.

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Continuing her remix trend, Nicki Minaj offers her interpretation of the Rae Sremmurd hit single “Black Beatles.” Like the original, Nicki mixes singing and rhyming, but is more aggressive in going any anonymous adversaries (even dropping the obligatory “these bitches are my sons” line). Don’t be surprised if Nicki drops a sudden project in the coming months.

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They say don’t meet your idols because it will end in disappointment. Supposedly, they’ll never meet the lofty expectations you have in your mind. That wasn’t the case last night at the TIDALx1015 concert that featured Nicki Minaj getting the chance to perform onstage with one of her idols in Lauryn Hill.

Afterward, a tearful Minaj bowed at Lauryn’s feet and expressed how much she loved her. With the media loving to play up generational divisiveness in Hip-Hop (Lil Yatchy is the latest example), it’s refreshing to see this type of humility and love in the culture.

 

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Call this a lyrical ambush. Just a few hours after video surfaced of The Game dissing Meek Mill during a club performance, the West Coast emcee has unleashed a vicious full diss record entitled “92 Bars.”

From the lyrics, it appears the beef stems from Game’s belief that Meek “snitched” on him. While “Back to Back ” was comedic and meme ready, “92 Bars” is way more disrespectful with Nicki Minaj’s name being thrown around repeatedly (and recklessly).

I’ve been wanting to give Nicki this poolstick
So tell your lil vivrant thing come fuck with cue(Q) tip

She gotta couple Mill
And she don’t even know Meek
And ever since that nigga snitched on me
We just don’t speak
See that shit you got with Drake is like a slow leak
Blood would be dripping like Niagara
If I poke Meek
Nicki won’t get no sleep
I’m coming through at 4am
4 deep
To leave a dead body on a soaked sheet

Not the rollout Meek anticipated for DC4, huh?

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Nicki Minaj declares the queen is back with a new freestyle over Young M.A’s hit anthem “OOOUUU.” Nicki takes her time over the beat while claiming credit for making emcees step up their metaphors, and setting trends like pink hair and big asses (not sure she really wants to take credit for those Frankenstein derrieres out there). The big treat here is Nicki briefly tapping into her Trini roots with a beat switch to Shabba Ranks’ “Ting a Ling.”