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MTV: Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj ‘Knockout’ – Video Review

1 Jun

Weezy & Minaj - Knockout Video

Weezy and Nicki Minaj pack a few punches with their latest video, ‘Knockout’. It’s safe to say that this auto-tuned, rock-inspired track was the last thing you’d expect from the Young Money pair, but strangely enough it works! In keeping with the theme, director David Rousseau gets the bubble-gum popping Barbie, Minaj and her guitar-strutting Ken, Lil Wayne to do a few rounds the locker room and boxing ring. Nuff said.

Rating: 6.5/10

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Leak Alert: Nicki Minaj – Your Love (Remix) ft. Flo Rida

31 May

Nicki Minaj - Your Love

It looks like Nicki Minaj isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Don’t get me wrong I like her but it’s about time she put out some credible solo material. To be fair most of the tracks she features on are pretty good. Anyhow Nicki has teamed up with Flo Rida for the remix of her latest single, ‘Your Love’ which is a cover of Annie Lennox’s 90s hit, ‘No More I Love Yous’. To be really honest, getting Flo Rida on the track was not necessary and just taints an already mediocre offering from Miss Minaj.

Rating: 4/10

Download/Listen to ‘Your Love’ remix ft. Flo Rida here.

Download/Listen to ‘Your Love’ (Original) here.

Photos: Nicki Minaj & Erykah Badu Do Vibe

31 May

Nicki Minaj and Erykah Badu get sassy for next month’s issue of Vibe. The magazine is putting out two different covers for the June edition. So to put it simply, are you on #TeamBarbie or #TeamBadu?

Remy Ma Blasts Nicki Minaj From Jail

10 May

Remy Ma

Wow. I totally forgot about the former First Lady of Terror Squad, Remy Martin. Recently Street Heat caught up with her for an interview from jail where she is serving an 8 year sentence for shooting a woman outside a club in New York in 2007. Remy talks prison life, music, hubsand Papoose and beef with Nicki Minaj. All I can say is that this rap game would be so different right now if Remy was out, I think she would be a vaible contender against the Young Money barbie.

I have to say though tha watching this video I can’t help but think how Remy used to look, all dolled up and unbeweavable, prison is definitely not a good look!

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Christina Aguilera And Nicki Minaj Team Up On New Track

10 May

Christina & Nicki Minaj

I know that the hip hop world is currently suffering from Young Money fever, but I would never have seen this collaboration coming. Christina Aguilera has teamed up with the Harajuku Barbie herself, Nicki Minaj to bring us “Woohoo”, a song all about the kitty-kat (no chocolate). Despite my surprise at this duet between the two uber-sexy females, their styles totally complement each other and I can see this doing well in the charts. But, I think it will take a bit more time for this track to grow on me, however a good video with a few hot guys will probably help change my mind!

‘Woohoo’ is produced by Polow Da Don and is featured on Christina’s forthcoming album, ‘Bionic’ which is due to drop on 8th June.

[Originally written for MTV Wrap Up]

Rating: 7/10

Download/Listen to “Woohoo” (Clean Radio Edit) here.

Download/Listen to “Woohoo” (Dirty) here.

Minaj: I Don’t Want To Sound Like “Other Female Artists”

19 Apr

Nicki Minaj

Cash Money records has announced that Nicki Minaj will be releasing her highly anticipated debut album this autumn. Hopefully, the tracks on the album will be 1000% better than that monstrosity “Massive Attack” featuring Sean Garrett. I find it hard to believe how she can have great features but poor solo stuff. Hmmmm.

Nicki has even gone on the record to say that she doesn’t want to release material that sounds like “other female artists” in the game: “I want to start a new lane that one day, 10 years from now, girls will say, ‘I’m more of a Nicki Minaj type.”

Well, I have to break it to Miss Nicki, that with her ‘Black Barbie’ act the words ‘Lil Kim’ come to mind and the fact that she’s just gone and recorded “Hold Yuh” with Gyptian (where her flow sounds awfully like Foxy on “Oh Yeah”) she’s going to have to try a bit harder to get away from comparisons.

Anyways, I’ll be looking out for the new Minaj album. Guaranteed you will hear my thoughts on it.

Leak Alert: Gyptian – Hold Yuh ft. Nicki Minaj

14 Apr

Nicki Minaj

I definitely did not expect a reggae collabo from Nicki Minaj and certainly not with Gyptian. To get straight to the point Nicki’s flow on this track reminds me of Foxy Brown on “Oh Yeah”.  Honestly, the sound is not the worst I’ve heard but it’s boring and Nicki is only featured on the first verse – she has some good bars though.

Rating: 5/10

Download/Listen to “Hold Yuh” here.

Photos: Nicki Minaj Does XXL Spread

10 Apr

Nicki

As you may or may not know, Nicki Minaj has teamed up with her Young Money amigo,  Drake to cover the May edition of XXL magazine. The spread named “The Rebirth of Rap Royalty” features an interview and  pics of the pair. Check out Miss Nicki’s shots.

Usher’s “Raymond v. Raymond” Hits The Top Spot

8 Apr

Usher

The eagerly awaited comeback album from Usher, “Raymond v. Raymond” has charted in the top position on the US Billboard 200 album charts in its first week.  The album which features A-list artists such as Will.I.Am, Ludacris and Nicki Minaj has already sold 329,000 copies despite much criticism that Usher no longer deserves his RnB king crown.

Raymond v. Raymond is the third number one album for Usher with “Here I Stand“ (2008) and Confessions (2004) previously gaining the top spots on their release.

[Orignially written for MTV Wrap Up]

No Nicki Minaj on Rihanna Tour

8 Apr

nicki Minaj

Shortly after the excitement of Rihanna’s  announcement that Ke$ha and lady of the moment, Nicki Minaj would be joining her for the ‘Last Girl on Earth’ tour, it seems that Nicki Minaj is no longer on the line up.

Nicki who was scheduled to support Rihanna on the 25-date tour to promote the R Rated album, used her Twitter account to break the news to fans, stating that she wanted to concentrate on her album.

“Barbz I’m sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi’s tour. I’ve decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album. Hope u understand.”

Fans shouldn’t feel too disappointed because Nicki definitely needs to get her studio game up considering she just released that hot mess “Massive Attack”.

[Orignially written for MTV Wrap Up]