Nicki Minaj – Barbie Dreams :It’s safe to say that Nicki Minaj is on her “How To Rob” tip. Taking to an old-school, New York City boom-bap Biggie classic, Minaj slides through with narry a care in the world.
“RIP to B.I.G,” she prefaces, the first of many names to come. It doesn’t take long for the comedy to start, as Nicki takes a page out of 50 Cent’s book, lining up some of the game’s prominent males and absolutely clowning them. From former collaborators to ex-boyfriends, Nicki comes through with enough name-dropping to make The Game proud.
Anybody can get it, and it feels like nobody is spared from Nicki’s clowning session. 50 Cent, Quavo, Drake, Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Young M.A., Desiigner, Odell Beckham, DJ Khaled, YG, Tekashi, Eminem, and more. While the album remains in its infancy, it’s safe to say that “Barbie Dreams” will emerge as an early highlight. For good reason.
It may very well be the sharpest we’ve heard Nicki in a minute, delivering scathing wit with the confidence and swagger befitting of a Queen.