Nicki Minaj’s “Queen” is ready for the World.
On Queen, the reigning monarch is her playful self. She teases innuendo and causal links to borderline relationships. In regards to Eminem, they tussle for a bit on the Labrinth-assisted “Majesty,” but barely long enough for a crowd to come sailing. Nicki even realizes a childhood dream by invoking Foxy Brown in the final measures. Foxy’s Broken Silence was a record that shaped the way she envisioned her career unfolding. If Nicki is Foxy’s Brown musical progeny, where does the line pass from here?
It may be too soon to level off balanced of opinion of Nicki’s 4th album, on the day of its release. Within the coming days we’ll be able to gauge whether her arduous stop-and-go treatment was well intended or not. Nicki Minaj promises to upset somebody in the process, because on some level she represents a heliocentric view of modern rap.
Give us your thoughts.
1. “Ganja Burns”
2. “Majesty” (Feat. Eminem & Labrinth)
3. “Barbie Dreams”
4. “Rich Sex” (Feat. Lil Wayne)
5. “Hard White”
6. “Bed” (Feat. Ariana Grande)
7. “Thought I Knew You” (Feat. The Weeknd)
8. “Run & Hide”
9. “Chun Swae” (Feat. Swae Lee)
12. “Good Form”
13. “Nip Tuck”
14. “2 Lit 2 Late Interlude”
15. “Come See About Me”
16. “Sir” (Feat. Future)
18. “Coco Chanel” (Feat. Foxy Brown)
19. “Inspirations Outro”
DeRon Beasley is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of FreshAsFrankie.com. After starting out as a musician-producer he went on to study the music business and work in Urban Promotions, followed by artist management. Mr. Beasley entrepreneurial spirit has led him to launch numerous businesses in music and fashion marketing. He’s a huge fan of the ’80s and ’90s Hip Hop and R&B, and he’s a firm believer that Hip Hop Music will never die.