Thursday, September 20, 2018

Minaj album ‘Queen’ stays true to previous work

Queen is the first album Nicki Minaj has released since 2014, and it’s definitely an album you should listen to. Minaj’s original release date for Queen was set back in June, but she waited until August to release it because of her “perfectionism.”

Lil Wayne said Queen is one of the best albums yet. It is similar to Minaj’s older albums but includes singers from different music genres. Like usual, Minaj talks about sex in most of her songs, but the beat behind this album is different. It seems slower to have a feel compared to her other albums although her rapping is still quick . She also features a variety of artists, such as Eminem, Labrinth, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Future, Foxy Brown, 6ix9ine, and Murda Beatz.

Minaj is known for sexualizing herself and using profanity in songs and she does this on every track.  She is very confident in her own sexuality and is not afraid to show that.  

Minaj’s most played song on the album, and my personal favorite, is “Barbie Dreams.” “Barbie Dreams is basically a diss track. She calls out Meek Mill (her ex-boyfriend), DJ Khaled, Drake, 50 Cent, Lil Uzi Vert, and many other artists. She even talked about Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants wide receiver) in her song for taking part in the KiKi Dance Challenge. Every artist she calls out is mostly because of a personal grudge or what the media has focused on in the past.

Overall, Queen was an amazing album. It is very catchy, although I would not recommend playing this album in front of your parents. If any album is worth your time and money, Queen is it.

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