Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday

2011-01-04 11:26
There is a lot of anticipation surrounding the release of Nicki Minaj's debut CD Pink Friday. And there should be.

Minaj had 15 songs appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2010, with seven of them hitting the Top 40. It's a feat that few artists - regardless of genre - have accomplished. She's advanced songs she's co-starred on, boosting rap jams like Ludacris' My Chick Bad and Diddy-Dirty Money's Hello Good Morning. And on Monster, Minaj's 80-second closing verse easily outshines that of Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rick Ross.

While Minaj's proven she can jump on someone's song - or idea - and get the job done, on her own songs, she struggles to make something to call her own.

Pink Friday is a 13-track set that is full of songs that either showcases Minaj's cockiness or her vulnerability. You'll listen to the songs and wonder: Do you have anything else to rap about?

The album opens with I'm the Best, where Minaj boasts about her standing as rap's top female act - and she does it again on Roman's Revenge and Did It On'em. Other tracks are also sprinkled with similar rhymes - and they get old.

When Minaj is not caught up with being No 1, she shines. On Save Me, she strips down and presents a more humble side of herself. The Drake-assisted Moment 4 Life has Minaj excited about her accomplishments - and cherishing her winning moment. As she should be.

Cocky yet vulnerable, and occasionally outstanding.
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blahbutdontwelovethatnickichick 2011/01/04 17:22
yeah! she just did it on 'em!
Devon 2011/02/19 12:28
Nicki Minaj is the best female artist and her new album is of the wook, its brilliant. BIG UPS TO NICKI. Very much love you mwa
brenda 2011/02/20 13:41
go chick bad...
Tboss Forbes Billionaires 2011/02/20 19:41
Tboss is to meet Nicki Minaj and team for discussions on getting more into Africa through concerts, live shows and on the table are proposals for investments into Africa in the entertainment industry and other various businesses that TBOSS CELEBRITY NETWORK can unlock value from and is affiliated with.
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