The Playlist: Nicki Minaj ft. Cassie / Hercules and Love Affair / Action Bronson / Deerhoof / Angel Haze / Doomsday
Nicki Minaj ft. Cassie
Forever flitting between street tough and pop star, "The Boys" sees Minaj's sugary sweet hooks interspersed with aggressive, bravado-oozing raps (below).
Hercules and Love Affair
This first new track since H&LA's disappointing second album is a true return to form. The disco influence and ear for a pop hook return.
The Albanian-American rapper continues to explore the bizarre place where serious hip hop meets serious cooking. This track even features a shout out to "lamb roasted with fennel".
Sexy, But Sparkling
An outtake from latest LP 'Breakup Song', this single appears on the latest instalment of Famous Class's Less Artists More Condos 7" series.
Cleaning Out My Closet
On this self-released track, which utilises the beat from the Eminem song of the same name, Haze opens up about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
Bring Down the Knife
GG Allin-esque death punk from Doomsday's self-titled debut EP – a six-songs-in-21-minutes blitzkrieg.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 2 Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
- 5 Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Gregg Wallace joins Mark Wright, Pixie Lott and Judy Murray in line-up
Doctor Who, Into the Dalek, TV review: Classic sci-fi adventure has blockbuster spectacle
Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction during MTV VMAs performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J
Al Pacino's The Humbling and Manglehorn, film reviews
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward