November 19, 2010 in Reviews
Artist: Nicki Minaj
Album: Pink Friday
Release Date: November 19, 2010
Star Rating: 4
One of the fastest growing artists out there. As a person on the Young Money roster, Nicki Minaj is surrounded by talented individuals like Drake and Lil Wayne. But even if she blew because she was signed by Wayne, she didn’t need anyone’s help to get to where she is now. With a long list of hits and billboard lineups, there is no arguing.
But the main thing that is impressive is how she is different from anything else out there. Her flow, style, lyrics and swag in general is unmatchable by anyone and everyone. Throughout this album, she switches between flows so many times that you feel as if you are listening to more then one artist. In songs like “Roman’s Revenge,” Minaj brings out her crazy monster style of rapping with dark beats that shows she can make songs that are also not made for radio play.
In the example of “Roman’s Revenge” we also see that she can collaborate well with many other artists including Eminem. Then in songs like “Right Thru Me” we see a different side of Nicki Minaj. In this song we find the softer side that she carries while making mainstream songs. Another song like this is called “Fly” which features her friend Rihanna. It is different from here crazy style because is is sort of motivational and uplifting. But what we see when she raps these different styles is that she can sound good on many various beats. This capability is what makes Minaj such an excellent artist. Having this talent she does exactly what she says. She rips mics at “Stadiums with Jays and Kanyes.”