Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint

“I had to reinvent” is the first line on Nicki Minaj’s third album The Pinkprint. It’s a line that stands as all too true for a rapper facing opposition from both sides of her music spectrum. Her rap fans were souring on the decision to devote half of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded to pure pop, while her pop fans have likely already moved on – just because.

Nicki has somewhat been in damage control since Roman Reloaded, having later re-released it with additional tracks as The Re-Up to show her loyalty to hip-hop. Over the next year, she put out several non-album tracks to emphasize her devotion to rap, while returning to her role as the go-to guest rapper in urban music.

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Long Live Electro-Pop!

Over the last year, my music tastes have changed a LOT. I went from being mostly a fan of lighter pop fare like Sarah Slean, Brandi Carlile, Serena Ryder, Jason Mraz, Tegan and Sara, etc, etc, etc to suddenly becoming obsessed with electro-pop music. Dragonette and Lady GaGa at the forefront of this at the end of last year. This

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