2.16.12 - New Music - Nicki Minaj
After her performance on the Grammys the other night, I was really rather worried that Nicki’s new album was going to be terrible. Don’t hate on me – we were all thinking it (really though, what WAS that mess?).
Thankfully, someone made her work with the always-on-his-game producer RedOne. “Starships”, her new single, is clearly reaching to recreate “Super Bass”, rather than throw her deeper into the rap world.
At first, the song is nothing surprising. It is good, and fun, but nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, it even remind me of a summer-ier version of her collaboration with David Guetta, “Turn Me On”. All is going fine until her voice goes high and tapers out, and then the chorus hits.
I won’t talk about that. You’ll just have to listen for yourself.
Wow. So, that’s perfectly fine with me. My excitement for a sophomore album is reenergized.