Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday Roman Reloaded (The Re-Up Island)
With Pink Friday Roman Reloaded The Re-Up, Nicki Minaj takes the trend for expanded album "re-promotions" to another level, her second album reissued accompanied by a DVD of video clips and an extra eight-track CD of new material, which is our primary concern here. Not that it adds much to the Minaj experience, being primarily further proclamations of her business acumen, verbal dexterity and sexual appetite. The best examples are "Freedom", where undulating synth and poignant chord-changes carry her assessment of her career "pinkprint", and "Hell Yeah", where vocalist Parker's evocation of club euphoria is punctuated by Minaj's account of "what it feels like to be winning".
Download: Freedom; Hell Yeah; I'm Legit
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 3 George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
- 4 Headaches, fry ups, and hair of the dog - why do we get hangovers, and is there such thing as a 'cure'?
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
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