Friday, February 5, 2010

DJ Get-It-Right & Nicki Minaj: Barbies R Us

The contrarian in me meant that I tried pretty hard to stay far away from anything that was affiliated with Drake and Nicki Minaj, but dammit if that Forever song didn't hook me. I'm not going to admit to being a Drake fan, but I've come to like me some Nicki Minaj. She's got a cool flow, and obviously is kinda smoking. She first came on my radar for the usual 'I Don't Want To Be Considered A Sex Object/That's Not My Angle' headline that heralds the coming of a new female artist in the hip-hop of today. Funny that you chose Nicki Minaj as your nom du rhyme, lady. I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, but was pretty sure this mix tape was going to go down like it does.

Pardon me while I pat myself on the back. As predicted, Barbies R' Us opens with the ode to modesty 'Sex In Crazy Places' featuring the profoundly not good Gucci Mane. Here's hoping those crazy places were very dark. Between the gunshots, there are 8 other tracks that are pretty overtly sexual. You can argue that leaves 66% that isn't porno, but Nicki should lose the pontificating and keep on rhyming, as she is a fucking beast on the mike. She's no Rah Digga or Remy Ma, but she has skills and with the Young Money deal and Wayne going to do his short bid, things look good for our girl to blow up big. She pretty much bodies the rest of the YM crew on the posse cut (save for Wayne, of course) and does the same for most if not all of the female rappers out today for the duration. Brothers should be watching their ass, too, as regardless of beat or collaborator, Minaj pretty much kills it. You can get this in all the usual corners of the interweb and its more than worth the bandwidth. Keep track of all things Minaj here and marvel at how she is in no way working the eye candy angle.


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