Well, well, well, seems like there’s a Queen Bee somewhere buzzing around NYC with smiles all over her face as she sits and reads Billboard Magazine Rachet Reviews on Nicki Minaj’s Roman Reloaded reviews. Poor Nicki, is this the beginning of an end? At least we know Nicki Minaj has 1 million reasons from Pepsi not to care.
Nicki Minaj’s new album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” may not be faring much better in the fan music critic eyes and according to Billboard, the album is just as schizophrenic as Minaj and her two alter egos — and that’s not a compliment.Â Nicki Minaj may have hit a commercial home run with her new single “Starships,” but that doesn’t mean the critics are as obsessed as her fans. In fact, Billboard.com thinks that Minaj’s new pop sound may alienate “a good chunk of her core to focus on singing instead of imaginative rhymes.”
In short, Minaj spends more time exploring her musical identity on “Roman Reloaded” than she does perfecting one, which makes the album sound bloated and rushed.
Indeed, the first half of “Roman Reloaded” is the sound of Minaj doing a victory lap – already established enough in hip-hop to compete with her male counterparts, she leaves plenty of room for guests like Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Drake, and Chris Brown to take the mic. This time around, however, she seems to have her sights set on competing with Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Madonna, based on the album’s pop-heavy second half. If you thought her David Guetta single “Turn Me On” was a major departure last summer, get ready for five more songs that sound pretty much exactly like that.
You Be The Judge