SOUND OFF: “Back to Back”

If you are not living under a rock then you have probably heard not one, but TWO Meek Mill diss tracks. I’ve been wanting to write about this stupid beef that’s going on and how much I can’t stand the relationship between Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, but that’ll be in a future sound off.

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Video Review: Nicki Minaj x Beyonce, ‘Feeling Myself’

Just when I thought the video for ‘7/11’ was AMAZING, Nicki Minaj drops her video to her smash ‘Feeling Myself’ alongside Beyoncé this past Monday (5/18). The videos was released exclusively on Tidal, but of course the full length has surfaced elsewhere for non Tidal subscribers, like myself, to view.

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Video Review: Nicki Minaj, ‘Anaconda’

nickianacondaI’ve done a track review, posted the lyric video, and now here’s the review to the highly anticipated video for Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’. First off I’m not a fan of it at all. I’m not surprised that there is ass shaking everywhere. The song samples Sir Mix-A-Lot’s, ‘Baby Got Back’, so of course ASS would be the focal point.

The video has so many scenes. First there’s the jungle with the banana turntable and leaking coconut. Switch to her in A. Mcqueen then back to the jungle. Then there’s the workout scene where she’s in a bikini at one point then she’s in sweats. Moving on to the chair and the cut off shorts with the jordans and basic chair choreo. She drops the Jordans and then has on heels, pink ones of course. She plugs Myx Moscato, has a scene eating a banana (cute pun), then there’s the final scene with Drake.She gives him the ultimate lap dance and there’s no denying that he was enjoying it.

To expect Nicki Minaj to not be shaking her ass you must’ve missed the entire concept of the title. I will say while the video is not my favorite it’s very clever, well the lyrics are. There’s no denying that she’s gorgeous and that her body is amazing, BUT it’s like she was doing the most in this video. It’s like it was beyond sexy and just straight sex. Nonetheless, she looked great, but she’s done better.

Check out the video below:

Nicki Minaj Surpasses Michael Jackson on the Hot 100

nicki-minaj-mtv-movie-awards-2014Nicki Minaj may not have had a #1 on the Hot 100 just yet, but she has set a record of her own. With ‘Anaconda’ debuting at #19 on the Hot 100 it makes it her 51st Hot 100 hit surpassing Michael Jackson who she was tied with at 50. Michael Jackson had been stacking hits since 1971 with ‘Got To Be There’. Nicki’s debut on the chart was Lil Wayne’s, ‘Knockout’ (Rebirth) in February 2010, although she was on the chart for Young Money’s, ‘BedRock’ (We Are Young Money) in December 2009. Other sources say her first is her collab with Lil Wayne, ‘Knockout’ (Rebirth). Out of the 51 hits tallied, 20 of those were earned as a solo act. Her first solo Hot 100 hit was ‘Your Love’ (Pink Friday). Her debut album made her the first female MC to have 8 singles simultaneously that all ranked in the Hot 100. She tweeted:

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In addition to having the most Hot 100s, she’s topped Missy Elliot who was leading the pack with 31 hits. She now ties with Eminem at 7th place for most hits for a rapper overall. She’s tied with Rod Stewart for having 51 hits and the most overall goes to the cast of Glee which has 207. Check out the MASSIVE playlist of Nicki’s Hot 100 hits below:

Lil’ Kim Picks [ANOTHER] Fight With Nicki Minaj?

For those who haven’t heard the ‘Flawless (Remix)’, CLICK HERE to do so.

So Nicki Minaj has finally teamed up with Beyonce and here’s what she spit that Lil’ Kim too OFFENSE to (insert side eye emoji).

These bitches washed up and ain’t no fuckin’ soap involved, uh/This every hood nigga dream, fantasizing about Nicki and B/Curvalicious, pussy served delicious
Mayday mayday, earth to bitches/Slap these hoes on they ass like we birthing bitches, uh/The queen of rap, slayin’ with Queen B

lil-kim-flawless-remixThe “Remix Reloaded” is the ENTIRE remix except at the end of Nicki’s bars Lil Kim jumps on sounding extemely bitter.  She did have bars though.

Am I trippin’ or did this ho just say my name? / Queen of rap, fuck outta here / Queen’s back, fuck outta here / Time to get this rap bitch up outta here/I woke up like this, fuck outta here/I’m so awesome, I’m so fuckin’ awesome/These hoes wanna be me cause they know Kimmy, she flawless

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I gave you the rope, bitch, I want you to hang
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Is Lil Kim really back, I doubt that. Queen’s back? Okay. Hey, we’re all adults, let’s pick fights to get back in the limelight. Right?

At this current moment Nicki Minaj is the QUEEN of rap. In Lil’ Kim’s day she felt that way too. I don’t say ‘day’ to date her, but Lil’ Kim hasn’t been relevant musically in my eyes since ‘The Jump Off’, but she did have ‘Lighters Up’ so that counts to. Then again, that was nearly a decade ago. I really think she’s too into her feelings and she just won’t let the “beef” with Nicki Minaj go. Nicki Minaj has NO COMPETITION right now and she hasn’t in years. Beyonce says she’s Queen Bey all the time, does that mean all the legends before her in the R&B/Pop world have to pick a fight with her? I don’t see Mary J. Blige coming for Beyonce. Mary J. has been dubbed the Queen of Hip-Hop/R&B so why not attack Beyonce for calling her self Queen? Simple, she knows her lane. Knowing your lane is no disrespect, but the artist is not attacking you and naming you so move on. Lil Kim has made a name for herself sometimes more negatively than positively, but this “remix” is so beneath her and so petty it’s ridiculous. The imagination has run wild.

The blogs are really hyping this one up. Seriously Lil’ Kim, sit down. This was not needed nor was it wanted if you were going to do all this for no reason. Petty, so damn petty. Giving credit where credit is DUE, Kim still has bars this just wasn’t it for me.

As for that artwork, just stop it. It’s not like this was a staged remix. If Bey wanted Kim on the track she would’ve called her. She didn’t so, yeah.

In the meantime, who won the battle? Nicki or Kim? lol.

I guess this is the closet fans will get to Nicki & Kim being on a track. Take a listen below:

 

Single Review: Nicki Minaj, ‘Anaconda’

51xWNC7aC0L._SL500_AA280_Nicki Minaj has been jumping on track after track, ‘No Love (Remix)’‘Bang Bang’. ‘Flawless (Remix)’, plus more and now she’s finally releasing another single off her upcoming album The Pink Print. There was ‘Lookin’ Ass’, ‘Pills N Potions’, and now the audio for the controversial artwork to ‘Anaconda’.

The track is really nothing extravagant to me. I guess I was expecting something more hard hitting. I feel like she hasn’t fully figured out the sound that she wants and while she has the freedom to experiment based off singles she’s released nothing sounds cohesive. This time around she samples Sir Mix-a-Lot‘s, ‘Baby Got Back’, and while I’m all for samples I just find nothing ‘OMG’ about this track. It’s not horrible, but Nicki has done better. Her freestyles to ‘Chiraq’ and ‘No Flex Zone’ sound better than this. The track was supposed to drop last week (7.28), but Nicki is no fool to marketing. There’s a buzz around her collab with Beyoncé so why not drop the new single. Again I’m all for experimenting it’s just that the song didn’t live up to the artwork.

Take a listen below and CLICK HERE to purchase:

Nicki Minaj Gets Animated

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Nicki Minaj will be debuting her new track, ‘Anaconda’, tomorrow (7.28) and her feature on Jessie J’s new track, ‘Bang Bang’, along with Ariana Grande debuts Tuesday (7.29) . This is all leading up to the release of her third studio album, The Pink Print. She’s been doing quite a bit from new music of her own, features, to exclusives with HSN, and acting. Nicki is no stranger to lending her voice to animation as she played her self in an episode of “The Cleveland Show” and as Haily in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Well she’ll be giving her voice to an animated series, “Steven Universe”. She will play Sugilite, the combo of Garnet and Amethyst. Estelle is also featured in the episode as she voices Garnet.

The full episode titled “Coach Steven” will air August 21st at 6:30pm on Cartoon Network.

CLICK HERE to watch the snippet.