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  • Cover of Nicki Minaj To Headline 2015 X-Games
    Last year, Kanye West took the stage at the first-ever Austin, Texas-set X-Games, and continuing in that tradition, the event has asked Nicki Minaj to headline this year.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper, Nas, Mike Tyson Featured On Madonna's "Rebel Heart" Album
    Madonna had the inconvenience of having demo versions of half of her album leak late least year, causing her to rush release 6 tracks well before the release of the album. At the time, Madge had not even secured a final tracklist, but today, she's released the official selection.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: January 18
    While Taylor Swift remains the reigning queen of the Billboard 200, we get a few new entries from the hip-hop sphere this week. Rae Sremmurd, as projected, landed a top 10 Billboard 200 debut with SremmLife. They even did one better, making it into the top 5 by sliding in at #5.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: January 11
    This week's chart contenders prove to be rather boring, because not much has happened in the past week when it comes to rap, hip-hop and r'n'b charters. We've got Nicki Minaj doing what she does at her #2 spot, which she refuses to leave, we've got J.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 8
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Review: Rae Sremmurd's "SremmLife"
    2014 may be remembered as one of the weakest years for rap in recent memory, but there were, however, some definite highlights, especially when it came to newcomers.
  • Cover of Peep Photos From Nicki Minaj's Rolling Stone Shoot With Terry Richardson
    The cover shot for Nicki Minaj's recent Rolling Stone issue was enticing enough, and now Terry Richardson has released a few more shots he took with Nicki during their Rolling Stone shoot, bringing the level of thirst up a notch.
  • Cover of 20 Lyrical References To Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint, dropped a few weeks back, so we thought we'd go ahead and compile the best rap references to the female beast. And damn were there a lot. Dropping Nicki Minaj's name in a song seems to be a thing. Of course, not all of the references were about Nicki specifically.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: January 4
    This week we see a few fluctuations within Charts Don't Lie, however Nicki Minaj keeps the #2 spot on lock with The Pinkprint. It's not a bad resting place per say, although we're sure #1 would have felt that much better. Nicki's numbers have been better than we expected, however, they're no Taylor Swift.
  • Cover of SZA Elaborates On Her Role In Writing Nicki Minaj & Beyonce's "Feelin' Myself"
    Writing credits can tell you a lot about the people involved in the conception of a song, but they unfortunately can't tell you who contributed what.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Chi Duly's Remix Of "Grand Piano" By Nicki Minaj
    Here is a remix to ring in the New Year with. Chi Duly is a NYC producer and DJ notable for remixing artists like The Weeknd and Justin Timeberlake. He's been bubbling on the internet since 2012 when he released a 30 minute mix of Weeknd records, Balloons of Haus.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers The January Issue Of Rolling Stone [Update: See High Res Cover & Excerpts]
    To start the New Year, Rolling Stone Magazine will feature Nicki Minaj on their cover with a feature article titled "Mad Genius, Manic Diva".
  • Cover of Top 10 Songs To Turn Up To For New Year's Eve
    New year's is here, and thus begins the annual ritual. A few trips to the liquor store to grab the bottle. Texting and calling friends to find out where the turn-up is at. Going crazy enough to celebrate the end of one year, while trying to not screw yourself already for the next 365 days.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: December 28
    Nicki Minaj dominates the charts this week, although, there is one artist she isn't able to dominate: you guessed it, Taylor Swift. No matter, Nicki outdid sales projections with her first week on shelves, after moving a sold 244,00 units; basically 100k more than we expected. Magic?
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint" Debuts At #2 On Billboard
    The numbers are in, and Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint comes in at #2 on Billboard with a total of 244,000 units.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj & Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Go Back And Forth On Twitter [Update: SB Tells TMZ "Its Nothing But Love"]
    Nicki Minaj managed to be the rare celebrity who kept her private life extremely private over the last few years, but following her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and the release of her confessional album, The Pinkprint, Minaj's personal life has come to the forefront.
  • Cover of Review: Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
    After a few listens to Nicki Minaj's latest album, The Pinkprint, it is pretty clear that, to a certain extent, she does pay attention to critics. Her last album, 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was universally panned in reviews for being disjointed, gimmicky and lackluster, among other things.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Models In New Roberto Cavalli Campaign
    Fresh off the release of her new album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj keeps her name and the momentum alive with a new campaign for Roberto Cavalli. The fashion designer tapped Nicki Minaj as the new face of his brand, and she shows off the clothes effortlessly in the new images released today.
  • Cover of Hit-Boy Says SZA Wrote A Part For Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé's "Feeling Myself"
    "Feeling Myself," a Hit-Boy-produced gem from Nicki Minaj's new album, features two of the most powerful women in the game flexing even harder than they did on the "Flawless" remix earlier this year. Apparently, another one of hip-hop's most talented females had a hand in the song's creation.
  • Cover of Sales Projections For Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
    Nicki Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint, dropped this week and even though it's only been out for a little over a day, sales projection numbers are rather optimistic.
  • Cover of Listen To Nicki Minaj's New Album "The Pinkprint"
    Nicki Minaj dropped off her new album The Pinkprint, which has quickly reached #1 in 14 countries, according to Nicki's Instagram. The album features her labelmates Drake and Lil Wayne, as well as Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Skylar Grey and more. You can peep the full tracklist here.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Addresses YMCMB Rumors, Jay Z Influence
    Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint press run continues with a brand new interview with DJ Whoo Kid. In addition to addressing rumors of a rift within YMCMB sparked by Wayne's vocal proclamation that Birdman and CM are holding him hostage, Nicki also detailed her process in the creation of her new album, and much more.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 12)
    Interesting juxtaposition we have in the first two weeks of December. This week saw the release of J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, an album projected to be highest selling hip-hop project of the year while having more than its fair share of aw shucks moments. We're turning up next week, though.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week: Dec. 2- Dec. 9
    This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Y'all were feeling real introspective this week and it shows in tracks from Lil' Herb, Nicki Minaj and J. Cole.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Announces "The Pinkprint" European Tour With Trey Songz
    After tackling Saturday Night Live this past weekend (and giving SNL their second-highest rating of the season), Nicki Minaj will be taking her upcoming album The Pinkprint to Europe for a set of tour dates overseas, alongside special guest Trey Songz. Undoubtedly she'll also be touring North America at some point, bu
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