Two Iconic Videos

Recently two of my favorite artists both released some of the best music videos of the respective careers. Some (like myself) might even call them iconic.

First we have Ariana Grande with thank u, next the years newest (breakup, or self-love depending on your interpretation) anthem:

Those of us who grew up in the 2000s will recognize all the movies she pay homage to from Mean Girls, to Bring It On, 13 Going on 30, and Legally Blonde. Along some hilarious and awesome cameos.

 

The second video is by none other than rap Queen Nicki Minaj for her song Good Form (ft. Lil Wayne):

It’s your standard club booty shaking anthem, but with the video she does was she does best rapping excellently while showing us her “good form” along with some other baddies that she brings along for the ride. Think of it as Anaconda’s younger (and possibly better depending on who you ask) sister.

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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:

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