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New Song: Ester Dean ft. Nicki Minaj – ‘Gimme Money’

Published: Tuesday 21st Feb 2012 by Rashad

 Famed singer/songwriter Ester Dean is aiming to relaunch her shot at the spotlight with ‘Starships’ performer Nicki Minaj.  Most noted for her Chris Brown-assisted single ‘Drop It Low’, now Dean drops ‘Gimme Money’ with Minaj.  The ‘independent woman’-esque track is sure to win over fans of Dean’s previous offerings with its catchy hook and Barbie accompaniment.  Even in such, Ester is looking for fan feedback to determine if the track will be officially offered via her label Interscope.

Are these the ingredients Dean needs for a hit?  Listen and tell us below:


Very reminiscent of Dean’s own penned Rihanna  hit ‘What’s My Name’ with the ‘na na nas’ and instrumental accompaniment.  Definitely radio friendly and maybe what Miss Dean needs to reignite her own singing career.  Stepping from behind the pen is always hit and miss, interestingly, for the craftsmen behind today’s biggest hit.

If Ester’s own star power, even with Minaj’s assistance, is enough to float the song remains to be seen.  But we definitely give her props, this is ear candy.

 

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  1. Dr1zzy February 21, 2012

    I Like it… Minus the autotune & Nicki never disappoints me

  2. jrm February 21, 2012

    This sounds like Rihanna whats my name!!! same beat>>>like it thou

  3. KAT DELUNA FAN February 21, 2012

    nicki did it

  4. Onyx February 21, 2012

    Nicki Nicki

  5. RDK February 21, 2012

    i see yo ester and nicki just killed everything in sight she is doing her thing.

  6. Xavier February 21, 2012

    Average. I don’t really care for it, but the simplicity will do good on radio if she plays her cards right.

  7. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. February 21, 2012

    This is SHITE. Should’ve gotten Rihanna, Rihanna makes every song legendary 🙂

  8. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. February 21, 2012

    Yo! Nicki >>

    She MURRRRDUH this!

  9. RDK February 21, 2012

    sooner are later the regulars always shows up.[haters].

  10. Nahjee February 21, 2012

    Nicki is doing her thing I hate when people hate on her for doing her thing.. I don’t see any other female rappers doing s*** so shut the f*** up.

    If ya want nicki gone then go tell them other lazy ass rap b****** to get off there lazy asses you hear me!

    Nicki Minaj is here to stay

  11. Always love you, Whitney (RIP) February 21, 2012

    Sounds like a remake of “I aint thru”. Ester’s voice sounds similar to Keyshia Cole’s. I like this song. It’s cute. Def radio friendly. Maybe nicki will re-gain some of her fans if it gets popular. That starships song totally sucks tho. Leave that crap to kesha! Afterall, she the only one that can pull it off!

  12. Dope or nope February 21, 2012

    Wow nicki is EVERYWHERE! I won’t be surprised if her album sold 615,000 copies the first week.. Cus this girl is not losing she is winning man.

    This is a radio hit right here man this s*** cray

    Go nicki go

  13. Hey February 21, 2012

    Something about her voice in the verses and bridges is a little too rough. The chorus sounds great, but as much as I love what she writes, I’ve never been a fan of her demos…

  14. MaZ February 21, 2012

    It doesn’t sound fresh!

  15. Wig Snatcher February 21, 2012

    @KAT
    @LACE
    @ONYX
    You b****** are amazing xD

  16. Onyx February 21, 2012

    @Wig Snatcher
    Thanks Honey.

  17. QueenSize February 21, 2012

    The song is okay. I like it. Has a 90s feel to it. The premise of this song has been done some many times. For example JLo’s love don’t cost a thing. Good rhyme Nicki however…as usual your rhyme makes no sense compared to the theme of the song. “Give me money give give me money I rather have your time.” If Nicki would of ended it correctly she could of brought it home for Ester. I say keep it for the album as a filler but come harder. Or change the feature.

  18. Tyler February 21, 2012

    It sounds like Nicole scherzimger right there mixed with Rihanna what’s my name but I love nicki part pure riding perfection

  19. RDK February 21, 2012

    QUEENSIZE you are a nicki hater/career hater you always set you standard for nicki that she will never reach,so you will forever run on her sh-t with you negative sh-t,if she had ended it right correctly she would have bring it and she should save this song for a filler you say,you are so full of cr-p anyways you are a what you are a f-cking career hater so it,s not like i expected any less from you,just pointing that out.

  20. Justathought (Azealia Banks is coming…) February 21, 2012

    Ester No stick to penning. After that damn starships song I’m accepting this verse from Nick just base off the fact she sounds normal. Lyrics need to come harder, but this is a lot better then her stuff lately.

  21. kymado February 21, 2012

    I don’t think it’ll do well. She already gave her sound to Rihanna. You can’t get that back.

    You’re going to have to be different to stand out in this industry. Sadly, you need to be different from you because we know you but don’t you know already.

  22. gkljdfl February 21, 2012

    yawn. sounds like nicole shouldnotbeasinger’s ‘right here’

  23. Theman February 21, 2012

    It does sound like Nicole & Rihanna’s song mixed together.

  24. Some B**** February 21, 2012

    Right There+Whats My Name+Autotune=this song

  25. SLAYnika February 21, 2012

    NICKI SLAYED HER VERSE!

  26. KatyCat February 21, 2012

    flop

  27. Black Madonna February 21, 2012

    NICKI SLAYED

  28. Always love you, Whitney (RIP) February 22, 2012

    @Kymado If ester would have recorded this as a demo for rihanna it would do better probably. And whoever said ester’s voice sounded too rough I agree. But the girl can sing tho. She just needs to lose the damn autotune.

  29. Kayla February 22, 2012

    I lOve this…even when it came out a year ago…

  30. MuzikPro February 22, 2012

    If ONE more producer uses that same melody loop thats on the fantom keyboard I’m going to Scream! lol they hit one key over and over and = hit song. Rihanna used it for rude boy, Chris brown for deuces, sean kingston, etc etc etc soo many songs. Is this what creativity in music has come too? a one key hit melody loop and 808 kicks and snares from EQ’d tones. smh

    Dear Music Industry,

    Its apparent that you think we are idiots. You feed us the same stuff over and over to brainwash us, to keep these awful songs stuck in our heads while we are just working our lives away for little money. Just so we can dream to be able to afford your over priced garbage. & just when we think “ehh its catchy.” we download it for free (the price its worth considering the repetition) and then you press our government to create laws and bills to invade our privacy to make sure you get your money and that your content isnt abused. All the while you complain you’ve been failing, well guess what you’ve been getting over like a fat rat for decades! so boo hoo! STOP BEING GREEDY & worry about quality rather than quantity!

    PS. Artists guess what? we’d listen to your song without you stripping next to the mic stand smh
    Producers, why is it only 5 of millions of you all that are getting the billboard placements? & not to mention that yall over 40-45y.o. making bubble gum tracks.
    & Consumers…why yall not saying anything?! If we demand better, better we shall receive.

    *drops mic*

  31. Bey Fan… February 22, 2012

    Nicki made the song…..

    Ester should stick to writing. She’s a BEAST.

  32. Bey Fan… February 22, 2012

    MUZIKPRO
    February 22, 2012 at 12:43 am

    If ONE more producer uses that same melody loop thats on the fantom keyboard I’m going to Scream! lol they hit one key over and over and = hit song. Rihanna used it for rude boy, Chris brown for deuces, sean kingston, etc etc etc soo many songs. Is this what creativity in music has come too? a one key hit melody loop and 808 kicks and snares from EQ’d tones. smh

    Dear Music Industry,

    Its apparent that you think we are idiots. You feed us the same stuff over and over to brainwash us, to keep these awful songs stuck in our heads while we are just working our lives away for little money. Just so we can dream to be able to afford your over priced garbage. & just when we think “ehh its catchy.” we download it for free (the price its worth considering the repetition) and then you press our government to create laws and bills to invade our privacy to make sure you get your money and that your content isnt abused. All the while you complain you’ve been failing, well guess what you’ve been getting over like a fat rat for decades! so boo hoo! STOP BEING GREEDY & worry about quality rather than quantity!

    PS. Artists guess what? we’d listen to your song without you stripping next to the mic stand smh
    Producers, why is it only 5 of millions of you all that are getting the billboard placements? & not to mention that yall over 40-45y.o. making bubble gum tracks.
    & Consumers…why yall not saying anything?! If we demand better, better we shall receive.

    *drops mic*

    ____________________________________________________________

    pretty much agree with most of this

  33. yass February 22, 2012

    NICKI KILLED IT!!!!

  34. :l February 22, 2012

    it,s tighter than a head lock nicki went in, ester did her thing too over all great track.

  35. JT February 22, 2012

    Ear candy, seriously?? She sounds awful. Quit dissing on Rihanna and let the queen sing!!!!! This song shoulda went to her, then it woulda been a hit!

  36. Mr Bradshaw February 22, 2012

    I’m not tryin to hear a song that sounds like what’s my name. Like esther are u serious with this?

    I don’t get why writers wanna be in the spotlight. They get all the money without the hassle of cameras everywhere.

    When people do this I immediately think thirsty for fame. Bish you’re already rich.

    If u must put out a record then do something different. Like someone said u gave Rihanna your sound. Hang this up.

    This irks my nerves cuz she really is talented but I wish people would stay in their lane.

  37. YOOSONDALOOSE February 22, 2012

    Nothing amazing, just another song IMO.
    Could do okay.

  38. aishaaguilerakeys February 22, 2012

    I agree w/ u Sam, it sounds like something Riri would do.

  39. aishaaguilerakeys February 22, 2012

    Nothing amazing about the song either.

  40. A Nu Day Has Come February 22, 2012

    @MUZIKPRO : I feel you 1000% on this s*** here. It seems like these generic era ass artist just continue to think that people wanna hear this see and say s*** they produce, then because most people that listen to this s*** are young now, they just have this idea that, hey if we make s*** pop, the youngins will eat it up!!! I feel so sorry for you kids born in the 90’s!!! I don’t speak for all of you because some of you are blessed to have grown up on real music, but it seems that people in your age group just don’t have anybody that’s current with true talent, or genuine talent for that matter! I been saying the same thing you are speaking about!!!! Until we as a public, stop allowing s*** music like this to get a pass, it will continue to be played, till the cows come home!! It’s seems that these producers that make these whack ass tracks, just don’t have any true imagination, nor do they know how to construct a real song for that matter! All you hear is boring ass cell phone ringtone beats from these fools!! People until we demand quality, until we get sick of hearing this s*** it will never stop, I feel that it is long overdue for a radio music protest!

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/radio-music-protest/

  41. Mejr February 22, 2012

    Nicki lyrics are just terrible…

  42. MISHKA February 22, 2012

    Very nice.

    It’s just sad that people won’t buy it because she doesn’t look like Rihanna or Katy Perry 🙁

    If she really wants to succeed, she needs to sing songs that suit her looks, not Rihanna’s.

  43. JP February 22, 2012

    Yes Ester and Nicki! I hope they release a video and release this digitally.

    This will rock hard on the radio or in the club…it’s cute and has commercial appeal.

  44. Ja’mila Dior February 22, 2012

    Nicki & Ester Slayed Once Again

  45. Always love you, Whitney (RIP) February 22, 2012

    I didn’t get the What’s my name vibe from the song. But it did sound like a combination of that and dutty love.

  46. Always love you, Whitney (RIP) February 22, 2012

    @muzikpro love your name and you are soo right!

  47. pat February 22, 2012

    she shoulda let rihanna sing it like she always does

  48. QueenSize February 22, 2012

    @RDK. Suck a fat one. If I’m a nicki hater than you’re a nicki ass rider. Bare-back. My expectations are set high because sooooooo many female emcees have provided lyrical gems for my ears. The only thing that you are stating is that Nicki can’t live up to her predecessors. Do yourself a favor sweetie ….don’t f*** with me.

  49. RDK February 22, 2012

    QUEENSIZE st/nking b/ch shout da f-ck up before peeps fine and give you a b/tch slap,b/tches like you talk b1g when you are on the net,catch one of you hateful b/tches around here it would be some different sh/t,you are a da mn hater the sooner you expect that fact the better things will be,nicki can rap do pop,anything fling on her she can lock that sh/t down,but a hater like you will never acknowledge that,shot da f-ck up and fall back.

  50. Jojo February 22, 2012

    shes a very talented SONGWRITER. `(no shade but shade) btw rihanna could’ve ate this sh*t up and took it to another level. she needs to stick to her craft.

  51. minaj February 24, 2012

    im not feeling this sounds to gaudy and shallow i liked drop it low by esther but not this s*** i loved nicki’s verse.

  52. Os February 29, 2012

    comprehension is a major problem in the US. i believe the songs states she would rather have a persons time and don’t need there money bcoz she has her own money and can buy what she wants and even you a drink. she says she would rather have a persons time bcoz she got her own money and she needs there love more than anything. i guess a woman we can’t win for loosing. if we ask a man to bring to table at least the same as we bring to table or expect them to have a job and take care of themselves we become gold diggers. so when we work hard and become independent and state a man cant buy us we still get talked about instead of appreciated for our efforts of working to take care of ourselves, give to charities, and encourage our sisters to do the same and not depend on man as these women do. we will still be talked about as is here. hateraid and haters of our ownselves no wonder why we are outnumber men almost 10 to 1 yet they run the world, p********* and domestic abuse are the least punished crimes, and male music that degrades women are bought by women and praised. then we click on a song by a woman misunderstand it and make comments like this. hateraid.

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