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Nicki Minaj joins Jadakiss on Fabolous’ mixtape

23 Feb

The mystery surrounding Fabolous’ forever delayed mixtape, There Is No Competition, Pt. 2: The Funeral Service, has become a bigger joke than his Twitter activity. The mixtape has been pushed back almost as much as the average album. Before the planned Christmas release of the mixtape, Fab bragged about how easy it is to release a mixtape. Little did he know that it never pays to brag?

Initially due on Christmas, Fabolous could not get up with DJ Drama, who was taking time off to be with his family. This was understood by Fab and his fans, so he received a pass. Later, the release for the mixtape was set for New Year’s. But, that release date also came and went, leading some to believe that the mixtape would never come. Early this month, Fabolous promised that his mixtape was still on the way.

But, with March right around the corner, the mixtape is still on the way. Fabolous did have a good excuse this time, though. Because of the fact that Jadakiss heard some of the mixtape, he wanted to be a part of it. The two rappers have been friends for some time, so it was not that big of a deal for Fabolous to push the mixtape back to featured Jadakiss on it. Now, Nicki Minaj wants to be on the mixtape.

Since Fabolous has already pushed the mixtape back for Jadakiss, he might as well give a guest spot to Nicki Minaj. She is expected to become one of hip hop’s fixtures in the next few months and into next year. Nicki Minaj will have a verse or two on Fabolous’ new mixtape.

Nicki Minaj wants to be Taken Seriously

23 Feb

Many times before, there have been a lot of discussions about Nicki Minaj and her sexual image. There are often questions about her being taken seriously as a rapper. She is viewed by many as a sexier, non-lyrical, version of Lil’ Kim. Despite most of her fan base coming from her looks and only her looks, Nicki Minaj is confident that once her album comes out that she will become known as a force in the rap game.

Even though she wears revealing outfits and her rhymes are suggestive, Nicki Minaj is trying to change her image. She wants to be looked at as more than just a sex symbol. Of course, Minaj wants to look sexy, but she also wants to be respected. That is why she usually wears those revealing outfits and makes silly faces. Nicki Minaj calls this her counteraction for wearing the type of clothes that she does.

When speaking of her rapping ability, Nicki Minaj said that there is not another rapper out there that has a pen game as strong as hers. No matter what, Nicki says that she will always be in control when it comes to her music. That is one of the reasons that she signed with Young Money and they do not try to make all of their artists fit into one category. Here, Nicki Minaj is taken seriously.

Nicki Minaj hopes to release her debut album before the end of the year, but it is more likely that she releases her album sometime next year.

Jay-Z co-signs Nicki Minaj

6 Feb

After years of obscurity, the female rap game is receiving a major boost. Many of the popular female rappers from the old days are coming back. But, there are also some new femcees out there. The top new female rapper out right now has to be Nicki Minaj. Her body has gained her a large male following and her association with Young Money has gained her willing listeners.

But, a lot of people doubt Nicki because of her body. There are plenty of critics that say that she will be successful just because of the way that she looks. Many times before, Nicki Minaj has stated that once people hear her rap, the focus will shift from her curves to her rhymes. The other members of the Young Money crew have stood behind her, but she has not received any support from other members of the hip hop community.

Because of his accomplishments in the game, people take Jay-Z’s opinion to heart. Everything that he touches turns to platinum. He was able to create success for not one label, but three in his own Roc Nation and Roc-A-Fella, and then he also helped to rebuild Def Jam. This has earned Jay a lot of respect in the game. Every rapper hopes to have the success that Jay-Z has had. One of his many nicknames is Michael Jordan of recordin’.

Recently, he spoke on Nicki Minaj and he feels that her look will bring her a lot of new fans who usually would not listen to hip hop. But, Jay-Z also believes that her lyrical ability will keep these fans. While Nicki Minaj has been met with many doubters, she has been accepted for her looks and her talents by one of the best to ever do it. Despite having Jay-Z in her corner, ultimately, it will be up to Nicki to let fans know about who she is, herself.

Nicki Minaj denies taking part in Game and Ray J’s collaboration

2 Feb

Game has been promoting his fourth studio album, The R.E.D. Album, since September. He has announced many guest appearances for the album. Among the verses that he has issued out, he announced that Nicki Minaj would appear on the album. Game has reached out to many people for this album and he has the biggest lineup that he has ever had before. Among this long list of stars is Ray J.

The two California natives came together for a new track called “Pussy Fight.” On the track, it would be expected of Game to hit back with all of these rumors with his name in the middle. It is obvious that this song is taking aim at someone. Shots are definitely being fired over the track, but for the first time, it is not Game sending the shots. Instead, it is Ray J. In the past, he has said that he has nothing but love for Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian, but the song would say otherwise.

With all of the controversy surrounding the track, Nicki Minaj is doing her part, early, to remove her name from the chatter. The song does feature a female artist, but it is Ester Dean. Upon the leak of the song to the internet, Minaj was credited as a vocalist on the track. Once this song catches widespread attention, Nicki has a chance of being brought into the feud. She has heard the song and she is aware of the shots.

The mantra at Young Money is to stay out of beef, especially unnecessary beef and Nicki Minaj is doing her part to stay out of it.

Nicki Minaj speaks on Young Money album

22 Dec

Today marks the release of the Young Money album. One of the label’s rising stars is Nicki Minaj. The plan was for Lil Wayne to first release his album and then the rest of the label was supposed to do their thing. However, towards the end of last year, Wayne decided to create the experimental album, Rebirth.

After the Rebirth album was supposed to come the Young Money album, then Tha Carter IV. The next year, 2010, would see releases from the most popular Young Money acts. Things did not go quite as planned. In 2009, Rebirth saw so many delays that it was held off until 2010. This year, Drake has risen to become the star of the label and the Young Money album was released as a Lil Wayne album.

Next year, Drake will release his debut album in June, followed by the debut album from Nicki Minaj. While her album does not come out until at least six months from now, she is still very happy about her position. Minaj is set to take over a weak female rap game. Her aim is to prove that female rappers are more than sex objects.

Due to the fact that the Young Money album has just been released, Nicki Minaj has been promoting it left and right. Chances are, if this album sells well and the people realize her talent through this album, they may purchase hers when it comes out. The Young Money album was released earlier today.

During the summer of 2010, Nicki Minaj will release her debut album on Young Money and Universal Records.

Game recruits Nicki Minaj for “The R.E.D. Album”

15 Dec

Good things come to those who wait. No one knows this better than Game. After he was forced to leave Dr. Dre’s side in 2006, Game wanted badly to reunite with Dre. While promoting each album, he would always say that he was working with Dr. Dre.

Coming off of the success of his last album, LAX, Game quickly went back to work. He had hoped to release his fourth album, The R.E.D. Album, in December. With this album, he was realistic, stating that he was over the feuds and trying to reunite with Dr. Dre.

By October, he had finished the album and he was ready to release it. But, only days after this announcement was made, he and Dr. Dre reunited. After the reunion, it was revealed that Dr. Dre wanted to re-work the album, so it was pushed back until 2010. Now that this has happened, Game has partnered with Pharrell.

Along with the signing to Skateboard P’s Star Trak Entertainment, he also was blessed with the opportunity to have Justin Timberlake perform on one of his tracks. That was just yesterday, now it he has announced that he had the chance to work with Nicki Minaj. She is one of the rising stars of Lil Wayne’s Young Money label.

Game described his collaboration with Minaj on the album as classic. His next album, The R.E.D. Album, will be released on February 16, 2010 on Star Track Entertainment and Interscope Records.

Nicki Minaj speaks on Debut Album pressure

7 Dec

Regardless of the genre, every artist in music will always say that there is no album like their first album. It is the album that sets the tone for an artist’s entire career. Most of rap’s most prominent figures are known for their debut albums.

Most of the rappers in the game are criticized for their albums not matching up to their debut releases. For years, Ja Rule has been attempting a comeback. Fans only ask of him to create an album that will be similar to his debut album. Similar demands have been made for other rappers.

Badly, Nicki Minaj wants that. Currently, she has no albums under her belt. This will soon change as 2010 moves in. When speaking of her upcoming debut album, Minaj said that she is a perfectionist and she badly wants to create a classic album. Unlike the many one-hit wonders of hip hop, she wants to be around for a while.

Since Nicki Minaj wants to be in hip hop for the long run, she needs to create a classic album. It would be sad if she creates a crappy album to set the tone for the rest of her career. If she comes out of the gate with a classic album, reception for her other releases will receive a boost. The fact that Minaj is on the same label with Lil Wayne and Drake will raise her profile.

There is no set release date for her debut album. Also, there is no confirmed title of her album. However, it is known that Nicki Minaj’s debut album will be released early in 2010 on Young Money and Universal Records.

On the Rise: Nicki Minaj

19 Oct

NickiFor the past few years, hip hop has lacked a female voice. Up until now, Lil’ Mama was the only female rapper to debut on the rap scene in the past five years. However, Nicki Minaj is in the right crew to actually have a more successful career.

Originally a New York native, Nicki Minaj has been signed with the New Orleans-based Young Money Entertainment. She has been associated with Lil Wayne, though, ever since he was working on Tha Carter II.

Despite her work as a hip hop artist, Nicki Minaj is hoping to build a universal sound. For her debut album, Minaj will be working with Drake, Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, Birdman, and the rest of Young Money.

Sometime next year, in 2010, Nicki Minaj plans to release her debut album. The album is currently untitled, but it will be released on Young Money/Universal. The first single from the album is expected to be released before the end of 2009.

Nicki Minaj to release Debut Single in Coming Weeks

16 Oct

NickiYoung Money rapper, Nicki Minaj is preparing to release her debut album early next year. But, in the meantime, she is looking to build her brand in a similar manner to that of her label-mate, Drake. Her album is slated for a January 2010 release, so she needs to release a single in 2009 to build steam.

Wasting no more time, Nicki is ready to get at it and get her new music out there. She recently came out to deny that “I Get Crazy” is her single. Instead, she said that is just a song from her mixtape, Beam Me Up, Scotty. While she did not confirm anything, Nicki said that her first single could be “Married in the Club.”

When talking about her debut album, Nicki Minaj said not to expect the typical rap album. Realizing that the times are changing, she has decided to offer a more universal style. She said that she has been hard at work on her album for some time and she is ready to finally release it.

No title has been announced for Nicki Minaj’s debut album, nor has the release date been set, but the album is due for release in January 2010. A title for the album should also be announced before the January release date.

Nicki Minaj talks Debut Album

24 Sep

NickiIn an interview with Honey magazine, Young Money rapper, Nicki Minaj discussed her debut album on the label. Her album will be following the Young Money compilation album and Lil Wayne’s Rebirth.

While discussing her album, Minaj said that the album will have a little bit of something for everyone. She feels that it is important to build a following outside of the typical hip hop audience, but still keep their ears, too.

Nicki Minaj is currently shooting the video for her album’s first single. The video should be released later this year with an album following in early 2010.

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