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Album Stream: Nicki Minaj – ‘Queen’

Published: Friday 10th Aug 2018 by Sam

The ‘Queen’ is here!

Nicki Minaj‘s eagerly awaited fourth studio album has made its grand arrival.

Preceded by singles ‘Chun-Li,’ ‘Rich Sex,’ and ‘Bed,’ the LP serves as Onika’s first since 2014’s ‘The Pinkprint.’

Joining her on the 19-song-set are a host of major names including Eminem, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and Ariana Grande.

With the female rap landscape changing and new challengers to the crown emerging, does Nicki deliver with perhaps her most important release yet? Listen to ‘Queen’ below and let us know!

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  1. Nina August 10, 2018

    Done-Li

    • Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

      We all knew Peasant was gonna be disappointing, so I’ll address the big problem that has been affecting female rap albums for close to two decades now! The case of the sloppy female rap album lol 😂 As much as I love Lil Kim, she actually pioneered the modern sloppy female rap album with The Notorious K.I.M…shoddy production from no name producers who can work overtime for little to no coin, no name rappers who are usually employed as co-writers, bloated tracklistings that usually go a good 5 songs too long, weird choruses and hooks, weird song titles that have little to no commercial appeal, glossy pictures usually done by high fashion and commercial photographers that make you think the album is up to par…shall I go on? Cardi turned in one of the tightest female rap albums I’ve heard in FAR too long…but even she can easily fall victim to some of the same problems I just listed if she doesn’t stay on top of her game! The production should match and have a certain endearing quality to it…a FEMALE quality, but still appeal to everyone…go listen to Salt N Pepa’s work, Missy’s work, Lauryn’s (one) work, Lil Kim and Foxy’s debuts, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and now Cardi’s debut to see what I mean! I’m sorry, but Nicki been shoddy from jumpstreet chile! No classic in sight! Let’s talk about it lol 😂🤳🏽

      • Ri Ri August 10, 2018

        Yet, you have a whole paragraph about what’s wrong with it. If you knew it was going to be bad and you don’t like her music why bother to listen. I like Nicki but this album will have to grow on me. With that neing said most songs I like had to grow on me. However, you obviously don’t like her at all so you came here with a bias opinion.

      • Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

        Now how long have I been on this site? You do know that all my comments are still available for your viewing pleasure lol 😂 I’ve praised her Monster verse, let everybody know my favorite song from her is (still) Blazin, and have complimented her on her black don’t crack good looks…ok? 🤳🏽😂

      • !!! August 10, 2018

        Are you saying that you listened to “Barbie Dreams” and came with a conclusion that Cardi’s album was better? Yep. You’re bias and a hater. Theres NOOO way!

      • Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

        @!!!, are you being serious? I was a teenager when I first heard the real Dreams lmao…I can see how the Barbz think it’s fire to hear Nicki actually rap something interesting at this point tho lol…smh…the answer is yes, Cardi’s album is better than Barbie Dreamhouse…ya’ll really are out here wildin

      • Ri Ri August 10, 2018

        I was listening to Kim back in the day as well. I never said Nicki’s Barbie Dreams was fire or anything. However, it wasn’t one of my favorite songs by Kim either. I haven’t been up on Kim music lately but I use to listen to Kim up until the early to mid 2000’s. Also, I like Nicki but there’s quite a few songs by Kim and Nicki I don’t like. There’s not any artist on this earth that I like every song they ever made.

      • !!! August 10, 2018

        @Fancy BISH The fact of the matter is, you taking all this time out your day to talk about how someone else did something better than Nicki. That’s hate. Redirect your energy to those “better” albums and songs. Queen is bop. Flow, bars, lyrics. I like Cardi, but you can’t compare her where she doesn’t compete. Invasion of Privacy was lit tho the first couple of weeks I listened to it.

      • Craig Nelson August 11, 2018

        But remember Notorious floppedand she went bankrupt. Meanwhilefoxys China doll was popping. Rap wise kim always made up of other peoples words. No shade. Love her. But Notorious flopped

      • Faf August 11, 2018

        U must be slow

        Since when is having original production (not full of samples) and discovering new talent a problem? Besides Dreams name one time nicki has stolen someone else beat?

        U frauds make me laugh

        #1 in 82 countries & counting #LEGGO 😫😂😂🤣 #QUEENTINGZ

      • Fancy BISH August 11, 2018

        Like the FCK I said LMAO 🤣 I checked the Spotify chart and Barbie Dreams is the ONLY song from Peasant in the U.S. Top 50! I check the Global Spotify chart and Nicki has….wait for it…ZERO songs from Peasant in the Top 50…chile, I SAID WHAT TF I SAID. 😂

      • Ri Ri August 11, 2018

        Why you checking the charts? You said the album was disappointing so move on and listen to whatever music you like. Y’all people are so miserable just waiting for her downfall. Only a miserable person would go thru all that for an album they don’t like. I bet you’ll be checking the charts everyday to see how her album doing. Y’all come up with all these corny ass names for these artist and of album title. Y’all sound just as corny (with them stupid ass names) as y’all say they are. One person come up with some dumb name and like the followers y’all are y’all follow suit. Where’s y’all originality?

    • Fancy BISH August 11, 2018

      @Ri Ri, I listen to the majority of my music on Spotify! lol, I check the charts daily boo boo, so let’s not 😂 And did you not see that I ripped into The Notorious K.I.M.? Seriously, don’t be mad at my opinion…and I just said LLC was a standout too…ya’ll getting the TRUTH from me, and that’s about it!

  2. DC August 10, 2018

    Trash

  3. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ August 10, 2018

    DONE-Li:DOA(dead on arrival)!

    • Ri Ri August 10, 2018

      I knew you would be in the comments. You don’t like her but keep checking for her. #PATHETIC

  4. Keith August 10, 2018

    How is that iTunes is still showing this as a pre-order if it’s available?

    • AnonymousTruth August 10, 2018

      I know right !
      I’m Pissed. I’m thinking about cancelling the pre-order and just purchasing out right , because I’m out here waiting , and people who didn’t pre-order getting it straight away 🙄

    • Pink Tingz August 10, 2018

      My sh*t did the same thing, ruined my lunch!

    • Caleb August 10, 2018

      Dude. I had to cancel the preorder and buy it just to get the purchase. It defeats the whole point of a preorder.

  5. HonestTho August 10, 2018

    😱 Damnnnnn she Blacked TF out on this album! Damnnnnn 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 This doesn’t even make no sense 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👸🏾🙌🏾

  6. RihNaj August 10, 2018

    Barbie dreams tho 🔥🔥

    • Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

      Shout out to Lil Kim tho! Kim did it better in 1996 💋

      • ??? August 10, 2018

        lmao who?

      • Meme August 10, 2018

        I def thought of lil Kim listening to this song.

      • SA August 11, 2018

        Thought I was the only one who thought of Kim’s Dream when I heard it! Hope she referenced Kim this time around!

      • Faf August 11, 2018

        U mean biggie in 1994 🤭 but he wrote Kim’s too

    • Pink Tingz August 10, 2018

      its a classic

  7. Erica August 10, 2018

    I’m skimming through & honestly I’m disappointed where are the bops? safaree come back please she needs you!

  8. Beam Me Up Scotty August 10, 2018

    “I ain’t never had to strip to get the pole position”

    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott 👸🏾 August 10, 2018

      😂😂😂 this is wack af

    • xyz August 10, 2018

      Yet she didn’t get the pole position though. And honestly, she is f****** naked on her cover, so maybe she‘d better be quiet

  9. Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

    I can’t believe she did Dreams smh…now, do the Barbz understand that Hard Core is a DAMN CLASSIC? Your “Queen” loves it! #Biggie #LilKim #DoneLi 😂

    • Lmfao_Hoe August 10, 2018

      Omg yess I’ve told someone who was quick to deny only for me to provide Kim’s Dream song from Hardcore. Literally his ass had nothing else to say but enjoyed. It’s literally the same except Kim was talking about f****** the R&B singers of the 90s 😍

  10. Beam Me Up Scotty August 10, 2018

    I’m listening to the album with Nicki and every song is so good so far.

  11. Real Music lover August 10, 2018

    She says this is her best work.
    Well I’m underwhelmed. Every song, to me, feels like the first song, because nothing is sticking.

  12. ??? August 10, 2018

    lmaooo coming to outsell corni z’s invasion of wackness before Monday lmfaooooooooooooooo

    • Erica August 10, 2018

      I hope you be here with that same energy when them numbers come in?

      • ??? August 11, 2018

        lmaooo i hope you do too bishh so u can GAG and SEETHE when nicki buries that corno birdhead lmfaooo😂😂😂

    • Rasputia Latimore August 10, 2018

      Why bring up a newbie artist? Nicki been around over a decade so comparing her to a new artist is dissing Nicki. Queen Nicki only competes with herself in the female rap cayegory. Cardi is new and from a different generation.

      • ??? August 11, 2018

        lmaooo then tell cornis birdhead ratchet hoodrat fans to stop pitting a newbie against a RAP LEGEND, just to set her corni asss up to get dragged lmfaooo😂😂😂

      • Faf August 11, 2018

        Ok even bringing a new payola artist 375k was nickis debut 😂😂 Cardi at under 180 since april

  13. Meme August 10, 2018

    1. The album is horrible.
    2. Where’s the classic she spoke of?
    3. Everything sounds off.
    4. Her beat selection if completely off and she’s out of touch with what’s hot right now.
    5. The album doesn’t have a single hit.
    6. The album is all over the place, it’s sloppy.
    7. What happened to her flow? Where’s the whit?
    8. Wayyyy too much name dropping. She’s literally just calling a bunch of people’s names.
    9. Way too much weird noises and animated sounds instead of actually rapping.
    10. I did like Good Form, my fav song.

    • Jayy August 10, 2018

      1. Its honestly not
      2. A classic is something that can only be measured and decided upon if it stands the TEST OF TIME. its only been an hour.
      3. It does not, not saying this is the most cohesive but c’mon
      4. Some of the beats IMO were well produced but to each their own.
      5. Semi agree but i guess we’ll see
      6. No it’s fine
      7. There was plentyyy of Nic’s wit* and charm and bars but you probably chewed through the s*** so quick. give it a sec damn MeMe lol
      8. People have been saying that Nicki always plays facetious and NEVER calls out people shes referencing by name and always just subs (which i have to with them) and now that she’s took the initiative to stop being lowkey its too much ? Adios Mio..
      9. If you gon tell me that there’s more of those than BARS we didn’t listen to the same album
      10. Good form was hot lmaoo. Also you entitled to all your opinions but i think u judged this just a little to fast and a little too hard. REMEMBER not every song or album that you love now did you love on first listen. people forget s*** grows on them when the dust is able to settle and u can appreciate it more. but that’s just my two cents anways..

      • Erica August 10, 2018

        For you to respond to everything she said y’all pressed, this album is not good

      • Meme August 10, 2018

        Thanks for the response. My initial opinion is slightly changing. Still not wat I wanted.!

      • Faf August 11, 2018

        For u to respond to everything someone was biased and commented makes him pressed? Get well soon “jealousy is a disease” kii

    • Caleb August 10, 2018

      This is better than the stuff she’s been putting out in recent years. I think you are just over her so literally nothing she puts out will sound that great.

  14. Beam Me Up Scotty August 10, 2018

    Looking for my wig after “Barbie Dreams” and “LLC”…
    “we don’t pay n***** to come in and write my s***”

  15. The truth August 10, 2018

    Barbie Dreams is 🔥🔥🔥 but Kim did it better
    Coco Chanel with foxy is the best song on the album

    • 90’s baby August 10, 2018

      The beat and nikki is hit but foxy? I was a fan from day and one and this verse was off and hard to follow. It felt forced

      • Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

        Yeah, I loved Foxy’s other voice! The deep, smooth voice from 1996…whatever she did to sound like that, she needs to go back and get it right quick 🤣 Love her tho!

    • Meme August 10, 2018

      Coco and that Outro tho!!!!!!

      Man when she said “super cat all over his Ferragamo” I lost it. You have to be West Indian to appreciate this track.

      • Lauryn August 10, 2018

        I will always love Fox and will forever miss the IllNana and Fever days. She never really came back after going deaf. I think she knows it and did this as a favor for Nicki

      • Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

        @Lauryn Omg, I forgot about that…please forgive me 🙏🏽

    • Intro August 10, 2018

      Yes, this may be the best song on the album but I’ve noticed That foxy has not sounded the same since she got her hearing back. You can hear it in her interviews as well.

  16. Beam Me Up Scotty August 10, 2018

    I tell him eat the cookie cuz it’s good form

  17. Keith August 10, 2018

    I hear maybe “Barbie Dreams”, but otherwise, this is a strong no ma’am…

  18. HonestTho August 10, 2018

    Finally a classic masterpiece that’s original!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • Lmfao_Hoe August 10, 2018

      Original? That Dream song is literally straight off of Lil Kim’s Hardcore Track Dreams that’s literally about instead if rappers f****** all the 90s R&B male singers

      • DC August 10, 2018

        Her fans so delusional u gotta laugh funny the one song most people say the best song on the album is a blueprint of kim and they think this original

  19. Beam Me Up Scotty August 10, 2018

    “A true bad b**** ain’t weak or bitter”

  20. August 10, 2018

    nice.

  21. Beam Me Up Scotty August 10, 2018

    “Come See About Me” Cardi B could NEVER *cries while eating ice cream”

    • guest August 10, 2018

      cardi is just being herself left the women live for f**** sake

      • guest August 10, 2018

        cardi is just being herself let the women live for f**** sake

    • Intro August 10, 2018

      Come see about me is definitely not for Nicki. Where is she going with a ballad?! She doesn’t have the vocal range for that lol. She should have rapped the verses and had singer do the rest.

  22. rio August 10, 2018

    this is not a classic and it is too much singing for me 4/10…Kim dreams from her hardcore cd still knocks better 😉

  23. Beam Me Up Scotty August 10, 2018

    This is what happens when you doubt a F U C K I N G Queen! Loved the album.

    • Pink Tingz August 10, 2018

      Classics be ahead of their time, I agree. So much lack of appreciation on here LOL

      • Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

        How far ahead do you think this album is? I don’t need Miss Cleo for my estimation lol 😂

      • Pink Tingz August 10, 2018

        Ur estimations be a little off sometimes. 23rd CENTURY bish

  24. The Legend Called Missy Elliott 👸🏾 August 10, 2018

    Alexa… play “Lowered Expectations”

  25. Adele August 10, 2018

    She needs a new team ASAP. I was expecting this to be a complete disaster, but I’m shocked it’s not. It’s not as good as Pinkprint but she has some bangers on here. Barbie Dreams and Good Form specially. I can’t believe she put out all those trash ass singles and she had some good stuff on here. I do think Majesty and Thought I Knew You she is outclassed by the features. But this is a pretty decent 7/10 which is shocking. I was expecting a dumpster fire. Whoever chose those singles….phew they need to go.

  26. Jhene aiko August 10, 2018

    Album is trash
    lol for meek in my dms

  27. Greg The Guest August 10, 2018

    This is Nicki make it or break it moment.This album has to be a classic or just an amazing album, it can’t just be Ok.Her career is on the line with this album.This album needs staying power that will keep her on the charts for months.

    • Pink Tingz August 10, 2018

      Made it

      • Adele August 10, 2018

        Meh I wouldn’t say that. It wasn’t the dumpster fire we were expecting but it’s not better than the Pink Print.

  28. Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

    I’m about to listen to Da Brat’s Funkdafied album to wash myself of this hot mess of an album lol 🎧 🎶🤳🏽

  29. KillMonger Was Right (Tyler) August 10, 2018

    She needs Safaree, any good ghost writing team, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit

    • Fancy BISH August 10, 2018

      ✅ ✅ ✅ 💯 😂

    • CZeal August 11, 2018

      You had this comment written before you even heard the album. Stop it. “I will retire with the crown, yes.” This is the best female rap album I’ve heard thus far. No skips.

  30. Caleb August 10, 2018

    She snapped on LLC and Barbie Dreams!

    • Caleb August 10, 2018

      The only songs that kind of suck are Chun Swae and maybe Rich S**.

    • Fancy BISH August 11, 2018

      LLC is good, I agree

  31. Intro August 10, 2018

    This is not a hip hop or female rap or any rap classic. She does go hard on a lot of the album but collectively it’s production is all over the place. Queen’s sound has no direction.

  32. Jasmine (The Original Princess) August 10, 2018

    This could have been an AMAZING body of work had she kept it short and simple.

    Instead she opted to aim for streams filling the album with forgettable fillers that all sound alike. Too bad.

  33. RihSlayedBey August 10, 2018

    Album is garbage….. should have named it YAWN instead

  34. Ri Ri August 10, 2018

    Nicki said she didn’t want to copy what’s already out here. She said that would be too easy to do what everyone else is doing. Why do you think Cardi blew up? I’ve heard quite a few djs and producers say they go to strip clubs or play songs at strip clubs to see what’s banging in the clubs. They said if you have a song banging in the strip club you have a hit. Cardi worked in a strip club therefore,she would know what type of music would be a hit.

    • Niggah in Africa August 10, 2018

      Why bring cardi B up ,? She’s just quiet and breastfeeding her new baby

      • Ri Ri August 10, 2018

        I didn’t say anything negative about Cardi B. I can mention her if I want, I’m not the only one that mentioned her in the comments.

  35. Bravo!! August 10, 2018

    Coco Chanel 😜

    • Bravo!! August 10, 2018

      Featuring foxy brown.. ok now you letting other female rappers ride now because you thought you were going to be the only female rapper, but you weren’t expecting Cardi to come through. The Queen has humbled herself finally…

  36. Pink Tingz August 10, 2018

    SHE DID THAT no Migos ghostwriting. 1st female rapper to go #1 in 62 countries.

    • Pink Tingz August 10, 2018

      She did that?

      • Pink Tingz August 10, 2018

        SHE DID

  37. DanYiel Iman August 10, 2018

    All of her Pop/Rap sounds the same so I’ll keep my funds for the Queen Bee Lil’Kim 🐝”Bzzz”🐝

    • Ri Ri August 10, 2018

      As if you was gone buy it anyway. You come to every article about her just to talk s***. Boy bye.

  38. CZeal August 10, 2018

    This is the one. I’m so proud of her. Even if it’s Just for us fans. “I will retire with the crown, yes”

  39. Beam Me Up Scotty August 10, 2018

    “New York rapper Cardi B found dead at home at age 25. Witnesses say the rapper was listening to ‘Queen’ by Nicki Minaj before passing away.”

  40. Spiicy August 10, 2018

    Album has no replay value. I think it’s safe to say that Nicki is done. She had a good run. RIP. 2008-2018.

    • ??? August 11, 2018

      lmao aww u mad cuz Queen took a literal sh*t on invasion of basicness and flushed it down the toilet? lmfaooo #1 in 70 countries b****. who’s done again? lmfaooooo 😂 😂😂 😂

  41. DIABETES UNBOTHERED 🍰 August 11, 2018

    this album wasnt half as bad as i expected but thats not saying much cuz i was expecting TRASH. instead this album isnt trash but is HIT AND MISS. 6/10 at worse and 7/10 at best. SIR btw should have been FIRST SINGLE (Not DOWN LI) if not LLC.

    CArdi b album wayyy better 8.5/10

    • Ri Ri August 11, 2018

      That’s saying something coming from you. As much as you been shitting on Nicki I was expecting you to say it’s straight garbage.

      • DIABETES UNBOTHERED 🍰 August 11, 2018

        Nah, I always give FAIR reviews even if it’s Justin beiber Drake Xtina or Gaga… 4 artist I don’t particularly care for. The production is better than I thought it would be and nikki did switch it up style wise on certain songs then there are songs like bardi things s*x and Bed that are trash. Song with swae Lee is in my top 5 off PEASANT lol

  42. DIABETES UNBOTHERED 🍰 August 11, 2018

    i must retract…5/10 at worse 6/10 at best judging album as a Whole and not just the songs i like.

  43. Yes August 11, 2018

    This is the best female rap album I’ve listened to in full. I literally want to cry and dance at the same dam time.

  44. Faf August 11, 2018

    QUEEN>>>> INVASION OF PAYOLA>>> REMY AND MADEA 80 FLOP SINGLES

  45. Beam Me Up Scotty August 11, 2018

    #1 in over 100 countries! #1 on Apple
    “Barbie Dreams” #1 on Apple and #2 on Itunes.
    Barbz keep buying “Barbie Dreams” 🙂

    • blaah August 11, 2018

      I love how you keep validating your insecurities with multiple posts. You’ll be the first to slit dem wrists when st Nick dies. Obsessed cult fan headass.

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