5 Things We Want From Nicki Minaj's Next Album
It's been almost two years since Nicki Minaj dropped a new album. Yes, that seems hard to believe, but it's true: The Pinkprint, her third studio release, came out on December 12, 2014. It's easy to understand the long wait since Nicki has been busy with a variety of other projects – including touring, recording guest verses, and taking on a few acting roles – but it doesn't change the fact that TWO YEARS is pretty long time to go without some fresh bars from The Pink One.
Nicki Minaj Clears Up Confusion Over Her Comments About Kanye West
In her recent Marie Claire profile, Nicki Minaj shared a criticism of the industry, which some confused as a criticism of Kanye West.“I’m so tired of black women feeling that when our men get rich, they’re going to leave them for a woman of a different race," she told the magazine, going on to reference Kanye's #1 single, "Gold Digger." "It wasn’t funny when Kanye said, ‘When he get on, he’ll leave your ass for a white girl’—and Kanye happens to be with a white girl now," she shared.
Top Tracks: October 10 - October 16
Last week gave us Gucci Mane's second album of the year, Woptober, The Game's 1992, and Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge (aka NxWorries)' Yes Lawd!, and we've still got projects from D.R.A.M., Joe Budden, Common, and Jeezy dropping soon, but it feels like it's been a while since any major releases have arrived.
Nicki Minaj Twerks Like Never Before At Tidal X Concert
What a night it was for Nicki Minaj (and those who got to see her) at last night's Tidal X concert, where she performed along with an array of legends, including Beyonce, T.I., Alicia Keys, and also Lauryn Hill -- one of Nicki's foremost idols. After meeting Ms.
Nicki Minaj Takes Shots At Donald Trump & Melania Trump At Tidal X 1015
One of the highlights of last night's TIDAL X 1015 benefit concert was a moment when Nicki Minaj took a pause in her set to insult Donald Trump, his wife Melania Trump, and men with shallow taste in women in one fell swoop.
10 Rappers' Myspace Pages Before The Fame
If you were in your teens between the years 2003 and 2009, having a Myspace was a must. The predecessor to Facebook was a major step up from instant messaging platforms like AIM, the only form of social network any of us really had until the mid-2000s, and it also had a big impact on the music industry. For the first time, undiscovered artists had a means of sharing their music with millions of people across the globe (YouTube would come into the picture two years later), and the personal touch of a Myspace page gave eventual fans something more to latch onto.
Nicki Minaj Speaks On Chemistry With Beyonce
Nicki Minaj has graced the new cover of Marie Claire. During her cover story, she spoke on working with Beyonce; to date, their most prominent collaborations are "Feeling Myself" and a remix of "Flawless."
Top Tracks: October 3 - October 9
Barring The Weeknd's Starboy and any late-year surprises, we don't seem to have a whole lot coming on the release calendar as fall settles in. Gucci Mane's Woptober, Anderson .Paak and Knxledge's Yes Lawd! under their Nxworries title, and D.R.A.M.'s debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. are all coming later this month, but compared to the summer we just had, that's small potatoes.
Nicki Minaj Says She's Dropping Album Called "Pick My Fruit Out" At Midnight
When Nicki drops something, she usually does so in surprise fashion. Tonight, she was busy responding to impatient fans when she suddenly decided to reveal that she has a new album dropping at midnight. Its title? Pick My Fruit Out. She then revealed that every song on Pick My Fruit Out will be named after a fruit and that is indeed the case on the tracklist she has just shared. Well, track No. 9 is called "Fruit Loops" and "Bananas" shares an alternate title of "Harambe Interlude."
19 Rappers Rapping Before The Fame
YouTube is perhaps most useful as a historical archive. When it comes to hip hop, the site is a veritable treasure trove of videos of rappers as they were before the fame, back when their music video budgets hovered in the single digits. These clips are not pretty, but grainier is almost better -- intense pixellation gives these videos the character of artifacts rather than modern footage, even if they are only a few years old.
Safaree Says Meek Mill Was A "Big Part" Of Why He & Nicki Minaj Broke Up
Before Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj got together, Nicki was in a 12-year relationship with Safaree Samuels. While the specific reasons for their breakup are not entirely clear, Safaree is now claiming that Meek actually played a role in the demise of he and Nicki's romance.
Meek Mill Explains Why Nicki Minaj "Understands" Him
Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj have been going strong for a while now, but it should be no surprise for Meek, who's been sure Nicki was the right woman for him long before the two got together,"Where I come from. I can't just be from the hood and have a total opposite girlfriend, she don't know nothing about where I come from. She don't understand me," he explains in the new episode of Noisey Raps.
Top Tracks: September 26 - October 2
Abel Tesfaye, AKA The Weeknd, has had one of the most unexpected career paths of any R&B artist in the new millennium. Basically paving the way for every ensuing singer/rapper who's warranted the "mysterious" tag when first emerging, his early tracks paired The-Dream's Lothario musings with an indie-influenced, lo-fi sound, and druggy themes. After major label move Kiss Land flopped commercially and critically, he went back to the drawing board and returned with a pop sheen courtesy of superproducer Max Martin.
Nicki Minaj Clarifies Her Instagram Post Had Nothing To Do With Meek Mill's Beef
There have been so many peripheral players in Meek Mill and The Game's beef (Sean Kingston, Beanie Sigel, Omelly, Drake) that it's getting difficult to make out who's involved and who isn't.
Meek Mill Take Shots At Drake, Addresses The Game Beef & More On Funk Flex Freestyle
Meek Mill has found himself amidst a beef with The Game, which has since become entangled with Philly OG Beanie Sigel who recently went on a measured rant against Meek during Taxstone's podcast.
Vote For The Best "OOOUUU" Remix
Young M.A's "OOOUUU" has garnered 27 million YouTube views and has positioned her as one of New York's most highly touted rap prospects. What's more, everyone and their momma has been releasing their own "OOOUUU" remixes, most notably The Game and Meek Mill, who used the song as medium in which they exchanged diss tracks. Here are nine of the most prominent "OOOUUU" remixes to date:
Nicki Minaj Offers Possible Response To The Game & Beanie Sigel In Light Of Meek Mill Beef
Although Nicki Minaj's name has been referenced amid the beef between The Game and Meek Mill, she has remained silent through it all, neither speaking up on behalf of Meek or throwing jabs at his opposition.
Top Tracks: September 19 - September 25
Last week's biggest news story continued to be The Game and Meek Mill's beef, which has now spiraled out to include accusations of ratting, an alleged brawl with Beanie Sigel, and
Top Tracks: September 12 - September 18
Summer '16 seemed to come and go without a good, entertaining beef, but in the week before the official Fall equinox, one has emerged. You could definitely deem the new Meek Mill Vs. The Game beef as a spinoff of Meek and Drake's last summer, but when it comes to bars, this beef's picking up the long-dormant one's slack. We've already got a diss apiece from both parities involved, and although Meek's came in too late on Sunday night to be counted in Top Tracks this week, Game's is in here, and you can be sure Meek's will be next week.
Top Tracks: September 5 - September 11
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October.