Nicki Minaj Demo Tape Resurfaces

Published: Thursday 25th Jun 2020 by David

Nicki Minaj’s inspirational rise to the top has been credited for reintroducing Hip-Hop to the mainstream in the mid ’10s and creating a clear path for female rappers hoping to follow in her footsteps.

Unfortunately, as many of her fans will remember, there was once a time (circa 2007) when the entertainment industry was opposed to investing in lady lyricists after seeing a number of Hip-Hop’s leading lose their selling power in the mid 2000s.

Today, the demo tape which would go on to change the landscape has reemerged.

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The release was launched to secure the attention of a recording industry which was then riding high on waves powered by Rihanna‘s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad‘ era, the tail end of Beyonce‘s ‘B’Day’ campaign and the emergence of a rising starlet named Katy Perry.
Artists, who would one day become her peers and collaborators.


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#WBW Cleaning up look what I found?! @nickiminaj 1st demo! (Cover art done by Me!) She was SO proud of this and the work she did and was able to accomplish on her own! I think we took this around to EVERY LABEL and ALL of them told us “This will never work, female rap is dead” I was telling them “YALL BUGGIN SHES GONNA BE THE BIGGEST FEMALE RAPPER THAT EVA CAME OUT! WATCH!” Now look😌 Fun Fact: Even Nicki didn’t believe me! But I used to tell her all the time! ANOTHER FUN FACT: She opens up the demo by giving props to EVERY female rapper that came in the game before her and who inspired her!JUST STATING FACTS! #shealwayswroteherownraps #alwaysgaverespect #BARSONBARS #Priceless #thislikemyjordanrookiecard

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The independent rapper, with help from her then-boyfriend Safaree Samuels and business partner Fendi ,went on to create one of the first social media campaigns the entertainment industry had ever seen to generate the fan base which would become the Barbz.

Quite interestingly, her ability to form a base with serious purchasing power came with major rewards when she was able to convert their support of her merchandise ( ‘Wanna Minaj’ T-Shirts etc) into album sales following the release of her debut album ‘Pink Friday’.

Many of the techniques Minaj used to generate digital steam for herself are now widely used in the business to launch emerging artists online.

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  1. Sam June 25, 2020

    funny how she first paid homage to female emcees then when her career popped off she made no room for them.

    • FAF June 25, 2020

      Bc they hated on her

      She can’t make them pop they ain’t help her

      Look how ungrateful these young non rapping ass b****** are

      That’s why megan and doja the only ones doing well cuz they not scheming for publicity.

      A certain botched body bitchhhhh been pushing s*** back since 2019

      • Only Facts June 25, 2020


      • CLARKSON June 25, 2020

        Pull your head out of you a$$. You’re definitely blind and of course stupid if you think that those females back then and even now hated on Onika. This is the same girl who would praise female emcees and then diss them. THAT is the issue that most had with her. Yeah she was a little more humble back then, but she was no ones angel. You all have always thought that she was this person who would sit back and do nothing and folks were just hating on her for no reason. Ya’ll are so stupid that its sad. You never see the error in that girls ways because ya’ll have ya heads so far up her a$$.

      • ME+YOU+US June 25, 2020

        That’s how you know a person is evil..when they expect victims to help the villains after the villainss clearly tried to hurt her career..she owes them a slay on a track and that’s it..

  2. Jackx June 25, 2020

    When she was humble and not so petty

  3. Keyshia June 25, 2020

    I want to hear this demo. I know alot of ppl dont like her but one thing she can do is RAP and literally shes the last female that can, so kno surprise she came out of nyc. The city girls, sweetie, iggy all them are wack. And if im buggin tell em get behind nicki verse.

  4. Fancy BISH June 25, 2020

    Before the booty and boobs 😂 I keep telling y’all, if Nicki did ONE thing, she made every female who checked into that clinic or basement do what they did 😂 White, Black, Brown, Asian, you name it…she popularized the fake ASS…she should get royalties for that 🤣

  5. PinotNoir June 25, 2020

    THAT’S the FUN NICKI we ❤’d!

    Normal size äss + upbeat raps.

    And she used to smile vs. sneer.

    • PinotNoir June 25, 2020

      Wait. Did I just describe Cardi?

      Ooop. 🍵

      • FAF June 25, 2020

        Cardi has had her ass done twice over

        And her stomach looks like it’s ruptured from the inside

        Try again this time without a ghostwriter

      • PinotNoir June 25, 2020

        @FAF: Cardi’s has a rear within normal human range in size. Bionika? Circus tent.

      • ME+YOU+US June 25, 2020

        Cardi Is built like a man..with that muscle stomache, arms, shoulders…she looks very masculine tbh..🤮🤢🤮🤢🤮

  6. Only Facts June 25, 2020

    She can buy as many number 1’s as she wants, she can buy as many blogs to write good things about her, but none of it will make her relevant. True queens don’t buy #1 hits just for them to fall out of the top 40 in their second week. Nicki is a loser and ruined her legacy and her discography. Try again

    • Beam Me Up Scotty June 25, 2020

      Pure sales got her that #1. No streams. No radio plays. Tons of fan bases against the barbs. Pure sales all the way. Don’t get it twisted.

  7. Meme June 25, 2020

    Although I don’t think like Nicki attitude, I will always love her and her music. I remember this so vividly. I followed her every move, knew every lyric on these mixtapes. This was a time when pop singers were the it girls. There were no one like Nicki. She turned everyone into believers. I wonder if she didn’t pop would there be any female rapper out today. Because no one was investing in female rap. NO ONE!

  8. Beam Me Up Scotty June 25, 2020

    Worked with more females than any other female rapper in history.

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