The Queen Returns

Though some (including Nicki herself) would say that she never really left, it has been 3+ years since we last had a Nicki Minaj album. A lot has happened in Nicki’s personal life in that time, and after such a hiatus expectations were high (especially due to the rise of another female rapper in Minaj’s “absence”).

Now the question that everyone’s wondering is of course, did she meet the expectations with her new album entitled Queen. And while that might depend on who you ask, the short answer in my opinion is yes!

Nicki starts the album off with a sultry opener reflecting on what’s happened in the time between her last album and now. Then teams up with Eminem (and Labrinth) for a song that while not quite Roman’s Revenge is still a great addition to her discography. The album also has notable appearances by Lil Wayne (no surprise there), Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Future, and a surprise collaboration with Foxy Brown.

Queen has something for everyone, if you want to cry reflecting on past relationships you can. If you wanna talk your sh*t to some haters you can do that too. And if you just wanna get on the dance floor and show off, there are some club ready hits as well.

Overall I give Queen 4/5 stars.

Top 5 Songs (for now):

Barbie Dreams
Chun Swae (ft. Swae Lee)
LLC
Good Form
Hard White

Honorable Mention:

Sir (ft. Future)

 

Give it a listen for yourself here:

TIDAL
Apple
Spotify

 

 

 

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Same Old Love

I keep going back to you
And pushing you away

Why do I do this

Is it your fault or mine

Will there be a time when we get it right
I really don’t want to have this fight

You can get mad at me, but I can’t at you

But who made that rule

When I’m the only one forcing myself to follow it

The cycle only ends when we both agree to stop it

But for now I guess

We’ll keep each other in our back pockets