released 2018, young money/cash money records.
After one of the most tragic and ridiculous campaigns leading up to its release, Nicki Minaj’s fourth full length (and I do mean FULL length, this motherf*cker is nearly 20 tracks long!) album has arrived.
Clocking in at just over an hour, “Queen” is full of tracks that range from stellar mock sessions of Nicki’s contemporaries (“Barbie Dreams”) to anthems about “eating the cookie” (“Good Form”), and it’s a ride the entire time.
Although Nicki’s been a staple in the major label hip hop scene for nearly a decade, “Queen” truly feels the most like a cohesive body of work. With the exception of the awkwardly slotted “Come See About Me” (which honestly feels like an outtake from the second half of Minaj’s rap/pop bonanza “Roman Reloaded”), every track on the album feel like they mesh for the most part. If you’re late to Nicki’s party, “Queen” is an excellent jump-off point.
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