9.15.12 - New Music - Nicki Minaj and Cassie
Nicki. Nicki, Nicki, Nicki, Nicki, Nicki. There is just so much that I want to advise you on in your career. So very, very much. And yet you won’t listen. Why won’t you listen Nicki? Why?
Nicki has announced that she will re-release her ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ album this coming November, this time as ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up’. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?
Not only did she announce the re-release, but she announced and then released a single that is exclusive to the re-release. The single, “The Boys” features Cassie. When was the last time we heard from Cassie? How did she make this happen?
The song itself is fine, and basically what we expect from Nicki these days. More pop than rap, and tailored for radio. I like Cassie’s vocals, but I don’t think that the guitar part fits. There is no smooth segue from dance to the sweet acoustic sounds that bring in the chours. It is so sudden that I go from dancing to not knowing what the fuck just happened.
What bums me out is that this means that ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ is probably done with singles. Now, I didn’t love the album, but if we were just looking for pop radio hits, there were still some left to be found on ‘PFRR’, and what a waste!
I know that we live in a day and age where artists need to keep putting music out constantly, but I think some people (Nicki and Rihanna to the front of the line) are releasing things <i>too</i> quickly, and are going to simply burn out.
Take a minute and let your singles and albums do their thing ladies. There will be time tomorrow, and you’ll still be relevant, I promise.