Sunday, December 8th 2013
Three years after joining forces on Kanye West’s ‘Monster‘, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj found themselves brought together again last week, when the former honoured the latter at Denver’s Pepsi Centre.
There, the Rap icon delivered a unique rendition of the Grammy nominees’ ‘Beez in the Trap‘, served over Coldplay‘s Ken Nelson-produced ‘Clocks.’
Check him out in action below…
Monday, December 2nd 2013
Joe Public may be aware of her influence in the US and the UK, but what isn’t as publicised is the popularity enjoyed by Rapper Nicki Minaj in Asia.
That, fortunately for her, is now about to change. For, after booking and subsequently selling out numerous arena dates in the market last year, the performer joins R&B staple Ciara in nabbing a South Korean smash hit with their collaborative cut ‘Livin’ It Up.’
Wednesday, November 27th 2013
Commercial glory aside, Nicki Minaj’s lyrical skill and story telling abilities have seen her rise well above the realm of ‘Female Rap’ to become one of the most celebrated Rappers of all time.
Indeed, despite trying and failing numerous times to cite her aesthetic, financial backing and eccentricities as the root cause of her notoriety, her naysayers continue to find themselves faced with facts that point to the contrary.
Facts, that lie in her subtle use of metaphors, clear diction and versatility . Facts, acknowledged by ‘Through the Wire’ lyricist Kanye West, who has named her verse on his 2010 cut ‘Monster’ the best Hip Hop verse of all time.
Hit the 14 minute mark below!
Tuesday, November 26th 2013
Drake‘s ‘Would You Like a Tour?‘ found itself in very good company last night, when Rap Empress Nicki Minaj touched down to rock its LA showing with a performance of 2011′s ‘Make Me Proud.’
Whipping his audience into a Hip Hop induced frenzy, their live serving of the cut comes as Minaj continues work on her third studio and as Drake watched his bop past the 1 million units sold milestone just days ago.
Ready to watch them in action?
Check ‘em out below…
Monday, November 25th 2013
Weeks before the release of her brand new single, Beyonce has joined Rap market leader Nicki Minaj in contributing to record revenue figures secured by Pandora Radio this year.
Revenue, that dances to the merry beat of $181.6 million!
Full story below…
Wednesday, November 13th 2013
Despite coming under scrutiny for her ’vapid’ / phoned in performance on the show, this week has seen Pop icon Mariah Carey blame fellow ‘American Idol’ judge Nicki Minaj for the ‘hellish’ time she claims to have endured during her run on it.
Perhaps side stepping her inability to connect with its contestants on camera- or deliver coherent criticism when forced to judge them- the ‘Obsessed’ belle took to ’Hot 97′ yesterday evening to promote her forthcoming album ‘The Art of Letting Go‘, where she likened working with the multi-Platinum performer to ‘going to hell and working with Satan.’
Her words below…
Wednesday, November 13th 2013
As she joins Jessica Simpson is reaping the rewards from a premium clothing line sold at affordable prices, Nicki Minaj releases behind the scenes footage pulled from her recent ‘Kmart’ shoot- shot to promote her fruitful venture with the company.
What the footage serves up in abundance? Hilarity. For, in flaunting the lighthearted nature that makes her so endearing to music lovers from all walks of life, the Rapper joined her A&R consultant Safaree Samuels in ‘performing’ the Lisa Fischer classic ‘How Can I Ease the Pain.’
Fun times with the world renown MC below…
Sunday, November 10th 2013
As a few hours separate the world from her new single ‘The Art of Letting Go‘, Mariah Carey is given fresh reassurance that her relevancy in today’s market is far more potent than her detractors would have many believe.
Why her new album has little reason to tank, if handled correctly?
Good news below…
Friday, November 8th 2013
Is Nicki Minaj eyeing a Kendrick Lamar duet?
The above was one of the many questions posed to the female Rapper during her recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, with who she caught up via telephone hours ago.
Why their conversation made for such an interesting listen? Well, ever eager to raise topics others won’t, the DJ’s line of questioning saw him touch very telling ground. Ground, that saw Minaj explain the conception of her 2010 collaboration with Eminem and her feelings towards Drake’s current relationship with the Young Money music group.