Renown for her theatrics, Nicki Minaj has quite the act to follow with her second album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’. And so as to ensure the sequel to her 2010 debut, doesn’t suffer the dreaded “sophomore slump”, the Young Money maven is packing the set with more tracks than the usual. Double, in fact.
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Taking to Twitter this week, Lil Kim’s arch nemesis could not hide her excitement about the album (which arrives on April 3rd).
After declaring the LP represents “freedom”, Minaj responded to a fan’s question about the number of tracks on the record, saying…
The move is one which makes quite the statement.
With the industry no longer the money spinner it once was, major labels have safe-guarded themselves by implementing “caps” on the total number of tracks “allowed” to appear on albums. Indeed, it’s no coincidence that your favourite acts have been serving up 10-12 track-ers in recent years (vs the 14+ of yesteryears).
And yet, Minaj is tearing up the rule book for what could be a worthwhile investment should the LP perform or a costly disaster in the event that it doesn’t. Indeed, featured producers HitBoy, Dr Luke and David Guetta aren’t cheap.
Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out….