May 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
Nicki Minaj has released the visuals for her latest single “Right By My Side” off her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
The video shows Nicki Minaj canoodling with fellow rapper Nas and joking around with Chris Brown. It’s kind of awkward, in a cute way. Plus, the song has really grown on me.
Check it out below:
April 16, 2012 § 1 Comment
On April 3, Nicki Minaj released her sophomore effort Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Honestly, I was very hesitant to listen to this album. Minaj has become a confusing artist – who is she? She packed too many ideas into this 19-track long album to the brim until it exploded into an unsightly mess. I’m only doing this album review because some of you wanted to know my opinion.
Well, here it is…
The album starts with “Roman Reloaded”, an odd track that brings back bad memories of her horrid Grammys performance back in February. Roman has truly gone mad, which makes me scared to keep listening.
Following is “Come on a Cone”, where the rapper raps – sort of. The track has a nice flow but lacks substance in lyrics:
“When I’m sitting with Anna, I’m really sitting with Anna
Ain’t a metaphor punchline, I’m really sitting with Anna!!”
How many times do you have to tell us that you’re sitting with Anna Wintour? We get it. The almost-inaudible chorus drives in without warning and is quite headache-inducing.
The (few) hip-hop tracks on the album all become weak due to the many features. “I Am Your Leader” is a prime example. It has a cool beat, but Cam’ron takes over the track and in turn, Minaj becomes a supporting artist.
The highlight of Roman Reloaded is definitely “Beez in the Trap.” Being my favorite song out of a dire selection, I love the minimal Miami-inspired drop-top beat combined with braggadocio lyrics. Once again the feature artist, this time 2 Chainz, seals the deal.
“Champion”, a mellow mid-tempo track, is one of the stronger tracks on the album. It takes notes of self-reflexivity from Pink Friday‘s “Moment For Life”, which is commendable. But once again, Minaj struggles to hold her own when the feature artists take the track away from her. The track does ends strong with an unexpected feature from Nas.
Now we’ve hit current Billboard chart-topper “Starships”. Here begins the 10-track overwhelmingly long generic pop section of the album. It’s pretty much all downhill from here, with the accelerator pushed hard with no turning back.
April 7, 2012 § 1 Comment
Late last night, Nicki Minaj premiered a new video for the track “Beez in the Trap” off her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Shot in a Miami strip club, the video is very sexy and very hood.
I’m still contemplating if I should review Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, so check back here just in case!
March 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
Last night, Nicki Minaj released two new tracks off her upcoming sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
“Beez In The Trap” featuring 2 Chainz, is a drop-top banger that finds Minaj going back to her much-loved “Barbie” persona. Click here to listen!
“Right By My Side”, featuring Chris Brown, is a mid-tempo track that is reminiscent of “Right Thru Me”, but not as strong as the latter track. Click here to listen!
Look out for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded dropping on April 3!
February 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
It looks like Miss Nicki Minaj was fooling us all with this wack pop songs (see “Starships”) when she dropped the heavy-hitting “Roman Reloaded” via Hot 97 not too long ago.
The track shows Minaj reverts back to her hood style, with a crazy beat and her actually RAPPING. But the combination of the repetitive hook and beat avert your attention from the lyrics, which aren’t that substantial.
I could definitely do without Lil Wayne…
You can officially download “Roman Reloaded” officially on iTunes.
Look out for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded dropping on April 3rd.
Photo Courtesy of: Wonderland Magazine
February 14, 2012 § 3 Comments
Coming off her controversial Grammy performance, Nicki Minaj released a new song called “Starships”.
I have nothing to say except that if this electro-pop song (along with “Roman Holiday” and others) has any insight to what Roman Reloaded will be like, then we can all say that Nicki Minaj cannot be considered a rap artist anymore.
Just listen for yourself below:
Photo Courtesy of: Nicki Minaj