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View Poll Results: What do you rate Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded?
1/5 7 46.67%
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So it's out. And it's under performing in sales. Now I was a Nicki Minaj believer. I absolutely adored her fresh sound, fierce rapping and rapping lyricals. This album however...I'm really not feeling.

I understand her Roman personality comes out in the first half of the album but the pop garbage that spews from the second half has made her so sell herself to the mainstream. I know she's technically mainstream but at least before she had a personality. She compares to a 15 year-old just discovering how to record.

I'm still trying to decide if there is a song I can at least somewhat like. She repeats so many of the same lyrics and her use of rhyming is ridiculous.

I think Roman Reloaded would have to be the best song of the album, then Hov.

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Old 04-07-2012, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I absolutely adored her fresh sound, fierce rapping and rapping lyricals



I've only heard the single "beez in the trap" which i'm not entirely sure the meaning behind. It was fun in a very simple way.

I don't know why Young Money is pimping her identity to this degree. Shes making pop music that borders on katy perry ridiculousness now.

At least as a sex symbol she's getting markedly more attractive (this might have to do with the under performing sales you mentioned). I don't know if there is an actual person underneath all that silicone, fake hair and paint, but as an image for young women to aspire to, I think it's a great standard.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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2 CHAINZZZZZZ

Nothing more to add, to be frank.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It seems like she's rapping less and less on her singles now. She'll repeat a hook a few times, spit a short verse that's augmented by skipping, and go back to the hook. Why is someone with so much lyrical talent not even using it?
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It seems like she's rapping less and less on her singles now. She'll repeat a hook a few times, spit a short verse that's augmented by skipping, and go back to the hook. Why is someone with so much lyrical talent not even using it?
I think she is too scared to use it now. It comes out in spurts on purpose. That way, we are still left wanting more with the idea there is still something good behind it. I think the fact so many people were impressed by things like "Monster" that she's way too nervous to go all out now and tries to come off like "I can rap...I'm just not gonna do it".

Honestly, if she would just try that would be enough for me. Even if it sucked, I would respect she's trying to give people what they want. And chances are she would find her niche eventually. Songs like "Stupid Hoe" make me not want to even give her a chance.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Gosh, was Nicki Minaj ever considered a good rapper? Even on Monster... euh

Pink wig, thick ass, give them whiplash
I think big, get cash, make them blink fast
Now look at what you just saw
This is what you live for
I'm a mother****ing monster

Granted, that minute-or-so verse is much better than the drivel she's been putting out lately but it's still... euh
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She explains some of that here, but do your research.

I didn't do mine, and I was disrespecting one of my favorite artists, talking about her and not knowing anything. Which is obv what you're all doing.
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One of the worst videos I have ever seen.
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What was the video supposed to show? Nicki Minaj may call herself a rapper, but as far as I can tell, she dresses up like a pop star, she performs like a pop star, and she sings catchy hooks like a pop star.
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It was in reference to why she has made her music more pop-like. Did you watch the video? I think she's pop too, I'm not trying to prove anything against that.
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