Posts Tagged ‘Nicki Minaj’

Nicki Minaj returns with her bipolar lace front rocking ways. I have been on the fence with miss Nicki. I wouldn’t say I am a barbie, but I am far from a hater. There are times when I am like YASSSS (Did it on em’, Romans, Revenge), then there are times when I am just like Gurl…(Grammy Performance, “Singing”) So let’s get into the stand out tracks.

The album kicks off with “Roman Holiday”, which is a battle in her head and after listening makes you think you need your meds as well. She delivers some good rhymes but the repetitiveness can be a bit much. “Come on a cone” makes me shout yassss especially when she sings, “Dick in your face”. She embodies the Rachetness that sparked my interest years ago. “Beez in the Trap” Gives me that nice slow wind beat. “Bitches aint shit and they aint say nothing”.

“Roman Reloaded”, FINALLY the track that makes me go off like a Bronx, girl at a basement party. “More knots than Eric, from BasketBall Wives”. Her flow is SICK on this track . “Right By My Side”, is definitely single worthy. Chris Brown, brings that extra kick that the track needs.

Then the album goes straight left field and becomes more dance pop. “Starships” at first I tossed it out as a ratchet version of, “Till the world ends/ California Girls”. It grew on me. “Pound The Alarm”, if you don’t want to move after hearing this slick infused, RedOne beat. My only complaint with, RedOne is that a lot of his work starts to sound similar. After a while things did start to mesh together.

“Stupid Hoe” is one of those tracks that if you’re not used to, Nicki’s antics then the track would annoy you. However, once you start popping your booty this track becomes a fav.

The dance portion of the album, is fun, however fans of the more raunchy, “Roman” Nicki will not like this side. She has gained mainstream appeal from her more poppy sounds.

I myself enjoyed most of the album, I’m not a Nicki fan. I will say its cute, I also said the same for, “Pink  Friday” and it grew on me. What do you think of the album?

3.5 out of 5 stars

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I have been excited for this the second it was announced. I have been the BIGGEST Britney Spears fan since I was 13 years old. Britney has been through a lot and I have stuck by her side. She is like the team that you faithfully support, even if they go to playoffs or have a not so good season, (2007-08). Many want to write Britney off as done, but honey she is FAR from it.

Britney Kicked off her, Femme Fatale tour in Sacramento, at The Power Balance Pavilion. It was so exciting to know that I was breathing the same air as Britney. The fact that she was down the street from my house had me extremely excited. The entire day I was a fluster of emotions ranging from anxious, to nearly cardiac arrest. Joining Britney on her on her North American leg is, Nervo, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Banjee girl realness herself Nicki Minaj.

I missed Nervo, and Jessie and the Toy Boys, but I was a bit excited to see Nicki perform.

Minaj, performed a MASSIVE medley of ALL of her features. I am going to be honest after a while it got a little draining. I will say her dancers were entertaining but she seemed to loose steam midway. Towards the end she proppeled back up attacking the Monster that was harrasing her throughout her set. The highlights from her set were, “Did it on em”, and “Super Bass”.

Time for the main course, the woman I have been gagging over for the last 12 years of my life, THE Britney Jean Spears in the flesh. The intro began with a video of Britney being chased while holding a gun. She is on the run from authorities. She has a stalker that is pinpointing her locations. The arena is ablaze as the doors open with “Hold it Against Me”.

Britney had me GAGGING from the second she hit the stage. I noticed that she was VERY much more into it compared to the “Circus” tour, and prior Femme Fatale Promo spots. Her mic was on which was an amazing treat to hear.

Video Highlights

Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know live for the first time in almost 9 years.

Gimme More for the FIRST TIME since the infamous VMA performance Britney is singing you can hear her adlibbing. It made my LIFE.

I just Loved EVERY MOMENT of the concert I could sit here and scour youtube for the whole thing but you get my drift. I am happy to see she is putting in more effort in her performances and actually singing. Love ya Brit Brit!

The setlist consisted of 22 songs

  1. Hold It Against Me
  2. “Up n’ Down”
  3. 3” / “Piece of Me
  4. Big Fat Bass
  5. “How I Roll”
  6. Lace and Leather
  7. If U Seek Amy
  8. Gimme More” (contains elements of “Get Naked (I Got a Plan)”)
  9. “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” (feat. Sabi) (contains elements of “Inside Out”)
  10. “He About to Lose Me”
  11. Boys” (The Co-Ed Remix)
  12. Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know
  13. …Baby One More Time” / “S&M
  14. “Trouble for Me”
  15. I’m a Slave 4 U
  16. Burning Up
  17. I Wanna Go
  18. Womanizer” (contains elements of “Womanizer Jason Nevins Club Remix”)
  19. Toxic” (contains elements of “Toxic Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix Edit”)
  20. Till the World Ends” (contains elements of “Till the World Ends The Femme Fatale Remix”)

I wish I had the luxury of close seats but trust me The energy was enough to fill an arena. If you don’t have tickets I STRONGLY advise you to go!

All videos courtesy of Youtube user Mr.BritneyIcon

All Photos courtesy of me