Posts Tagged ‘Pink Friday’

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