Album Review | Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

I’m not expecting much from this album. I’ve never really liked Nicki Minaj’s music. She can rap sometimes, but it’s always on a guest verse. The only song that I’ve really ever liked by her isn’t even on this album. So, yeah. Hopefully this is better than I expect it to be… The cover art is kinda cool. Not really sure what the obsession with pink is all about, but thats neither here nor there.

Track 1: All Things Go (Prod. Boi-1da, Vinylz & Ritter)

Okay, this beat is dope af. This is surprisingly not bad. She’s not rapping about haters or money or niggas with big dicks fuckin’ her. This is actually good. …Oh God… Never mind… The hook just came in. Damn. Her cousin, Nicholas, apparently was shot to death. She apparently had an abortion. This song would actually be good if it weren’t for that hook. I could cut it out in GarageBand, but I really don’t care enough to go through all that. Wow, this hook is really bad. You should listen to it tho. You might like the hook. If the hook wasn’t there I would like this song. But no. Damn people are gonna be mad about that. Fuck me haters. The hook doesn’t sound good. The song doesn’t sound good. I’m not into it. The beat was cool. The lyrics were cool. She gotta average flow on this one. Really bad hook. 3/5

Track 2: I Lied (Prod. Mike WiLL Made It & Skooly)

Oh God. The singing… She’s not bad at singing. This just isn’t the kinda music I wanna hear. I don’t even know how to review this kinda shit. This isn’t even Hip Hop so far. Okay, never mind I can do this. It’s not a very good melody. It’s very emotional, but it just doesn’t sound good. Okay, she’s rappin’ now. I don’t know why I’m surprised that there’s a love song on this album, but damn. At least make it sound good. I’m sure a lot of her fans can relate to this, but I’m a 16 year old boy, so personally this does nothing for me. 2/5

Track 3: The Crying Game Feat. Jessie Ware (Prod. Michael Wansel)

The Crying Game? I didn’t think it was possible to be more Drake-like than Drake himself. I guess it doesn’t count because she’s a girl tho. This beat is cool. Okay songs like this aren’t always bad, but if you’re going to put them on your album at least spread them out. This hook is wack. This doesn’t even feel like Hip Hop. It’s like Soft Rock with rapping in it. I hate to make this comparison, but it’s kind of like an Iggy song. Except not as shitty. And about shit that isn’t just fucking stupid. But, yeah I’m not feelin’ it. 2/5

Track 4: Get On Your Knees Feat. Ariana Grande (Prod. Dr. Luke & Cirkut)

Okay I guess Nicki and Ariana wanted to make a song about gettin they pussy ate up. I don’t have a problem with that, but lemme ask you one question. How the fuck I’m gon’ look when I’m bumpin’ this shit in the whip? Seriously, I mean just listen to the way they chant the hook. The beat’s alright. The hook isn’t bad, but it’s the way that it’s executed that fucks it up. My name is OG Nick Marsh. I’m supposed to be a OG. Imagine a OG cruisin’ thru the westside bumpin’ this shit. He’d look like a fuckin clown. I can’t fuck with this. I’d be lying if I said my dick didn’t move a little tho… 2/5

Track 5: Feeling Myself Feat. Beyoncé (Prod. Hit-Boy)

Average beat. Weak hook. Nicki’s flow is alright. Beyoncé’s on the hook. Okay, wtf was that shit in the third verse? Why she always gotta do some weird shit like that? She dragged out the word “lazor” for 7 seconds. I counted. It completely ruined the flow of the song. Idk why she thought that was a good idea. Shit like that doesn’t add to these songs. She’s just talking about ignorant shit now. Fuck why couldn’t we have gotten the shit she was rapping about before without such a terrible hook? 2/5

Track 6: Only Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne (Prod. Dr. Luke, Cirkut & JMIKE)

Only

This beat isn’t bad. It kinda reminds me of senile by Tyga. Okay, wtf is with all this ass eatin’ shit? I thought people were joking at first, but people really do that shit. That shit is nasty af. I have no problem with eatin’ pussy… but ass eatin’? Wtf? Don’t do that shit. I would have to be seriously in love witta chick before I did that shit. And she would have to beg for that shit. Hell, fuckin’ nah I ain’t bein’ generous. I’ma tap it 2 maybe 3 times with my tongue, then I’m out. If I wasn’t seriously in love with her and a chick told me to eat her ass I would break up with her on the spot. I’d walk out the house all ass naked and everything. Never go ass to mouth. Bitch better keep that shit spotless if she wanna go that far. Foh. Okay sorry I just had to say something about that. One of the comments on HNHH for this song says, “you already know Nicki’s cupcake ass got eaten by both them niggas.” Weezy look like he came out that ass. And drake be carin’ too much to do some freak shit like that. “My man full, he just ate,” so he was eatin’ the shit out the booty hole? I’m so confused. How else would he be full? This hook is cool. They didn’t need Breezy for it tho. Drake coulda did it. That line from Drake about starin’ at titties wasn’t bad, but the way he like… chuckled while saying it kinda sounded stupid. It wasn’t that bad. Just… annoying. That BBW line was cool. “Type to wanna suck you dry and then eat some lunch with you.” why the fuck would you wanna eat lunch with someone like that. She just ate anyway… I’m so sorry for saying that. Only Drake would “plan for” a sexual experience. I can imagine him sittin’ on his heart shaped bed Indian style surrounded by candles with iLoveMakonnen playing in the background while wearing leopard-print speedos, just waitin’ for Nicki to enter his room. Weezy’s verse was an average Weezy verse. He’s talkin about fuckin’ like he always do. He had a cool flow I guess. I actually liked this song. The beat’s good. The bars are a lil weak, but the execution was cool. If someone asked me if this song was good I probably would tell them that it’s a bad song, but I like it anyway. 4/5

Track 7: Want Some More Feat. Jeremih (Prod. Zaytoven & Metro Boomin’)

Dope hook from Jeremih. Beat is dope. Nicki’s flow on the first part of her first verse is kinda wack, but it gets really dope later on. This is a pretty good one. 4/5

Track 8: Four Door Aventador (Prod. Parker Ighile)

This beat kinda sucks. This hook is ass. God, I hate that accent. It’s so unattractive to me. This song is boring af. The bars are stale. 2/5

Track 9: Favorite Feat. Jeremih (Prod. DJ Holladay, Hitmaka & Yung Berg)

This beat is dope. Not feelin’ the bars tho. Or the singin’. Jeremih’s isn’t bad tho. Nah. Not feelin’ this. It’s a good song. It’s just not something I’m gonna wanna hear more than once. 3/5

Track 10: Buy A Heart Feat. Meek Mill (Prod. Arch The Boss & Hitmaka)

“Anybody wanna buy a heart?” Don’t say that. That’s some soft ass corny ass shit. Okay Meek’s on the first verse and autotuned on the hook. Beat’s dope. Hook’s not bad. Woulda been better if they got a real singer instead of some autotune BS. It’s not bad tho. Just not my kinda song. 3/5

Track 11: Trini Dem Girls Feat. Lunchmoney Lewis (Prod. Dr. Luke & Cirkut)

My mom is from Trinidad, but even we don’t like Dancehall music. Shabba by A$AP Ferg is dope af, but I could never get into Dancehall music. Soca music isn’t bad, but not the kinda music I would download. This is just another song about fuckin’. Weak hook. Average flows. 3/5

Track 12: Anaconda (Prod. Polow Da Don, Anonymous & Da Internz)

Anaconda

Oh fuck no. This beat is bad. Two real short verses about how she fucks guys so that they’ll buy her stuff. Some terrible loop of a chick saying, “Oh my god look at her butt” in a horrible accent. The last half of this song is literally just baby got back with random noises and Nicki screaming about how she has a fat ass in the background. I thought music was supposed to sound good. The cover is better than the actual song. This isn’t pleasant to listen to. This is just noise. One of the most cacophonous songs I’ve heard in a while. I’m so glad she made it tho… 1/5

Track 13: The Night Is Still Young (Prod. Dr. Luke & Cirkut)

This is a club/pop song like Starships. Not feelin’ it. Not feelin’ the poppy beat. Not feelin’ the hook. Not feelin’ the corny bars. 2/5

Track 14: Pills N Potions (Prod. Dr. Luke & Cirkut)

Pills N Potions

Not feelin’ this beat. Not feelin’ this hook. This song sounds really serious at first, but the second verse has nothing to do with what the song was originally about. She’s just talking about haters in the second verse. Nah. Not feelin’ it. Not for me. 2/5

Track 15: Bed Of Lies Feat. Skylar Grey (Prod. Kane Beatz & JMike)

Bed Of Lies

Oh no. This hook is not good. This is awful. I can see how her fans would like this, but this is just really not good. I can’t take this poppy rap shit. Nicki’s flow is cool I guess, but I just can’t fuck with this. No. 2/5

Track 16: Grand Piano (Prod. will.i.am & Kane Beatz)

Oh God. Okay, this beat isn’t good. She’s singin’. She’s not a bad singer, but the melody isn’t very good. This isn’t Hip Hop. This is R&B. She doesn’t rap a single bar. Nah. This isn’t for me. 1/5

Track 17: Big Daddy Feat. Meek Mill (Prod. Cardo)

Wack hook from Meek. Average bars from Meek. Average flow from Meek. Nicki did her thing. Average beat. Song is generic as fuck. 3/5

Track 18: Shanghai (Prod. Chinza)

This beat is alright. Nicki’s flow is alright. Average bars. This hook isn’t bad. Apparently that’s Hitmaka with the autotune. Average song. 3/5

Track 19: Win Again (Prod. Sak Pase)

Nope. Not feelin’ the singin’. Average beat. Not for me. Apparently my opinion is invalid. That’s cool I guess. 2/5

Track 20: Mona Lisa (Prod. Detail)

This song isn’t for me. I can’t fuck with this. There’s not any rapping. It’s not Hip Hop. It’s R&B. It’s such a bland melody tho. This song is boring af. 1/5

Track 21: Put You In A Room (Prod. The Order & Detail)

Nicki Minaj is turning into the Taylor Swift of Hip Hop. Almost every song on this album is either about fucking or a bad relationship that she had with some guy. This song is wack 2/5

Track 22: Truffle Butter Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne (Prod. Nineteen85)

This beat is alright. It’s kinda boring. Kind of a weak verse from Drake. Nicki’s verse was better. There is no hook. I’m cool with that. This weezy verse is fucking stupid. “Can I hit it in the bathroom? Put your hands on the toilet, I’ll put one leg on the tub. Girl, this my new dance move, I just don’t know what to call it, but bitch you dancing with the stars.” 2/5

Final Thoughts

Damn, that was rough. I’m pretty sure the only reason Nicki Minaj has any fans is because females want someone who they can relate to in Hip Hop, but there are much better options. Like Iggy Azalea for example. Just kidding. Nicki is definitely better than Iggy, but they’re honestly not that different. They’re both pop rappers. Iggy is just a little more poppy. If you want a female artist in Hip Hop you should listen to Snow Tha Product. Not this. There’s nothing wrong with liking this. It just isn’t for me. I’m probably never going to listen to another Nicki Minaj project. If you’re a fan of her you’ll definitely like this album. The songs in the beginning honestly weren’t that bad, but the hooks completely ruined the songs for me. Anaconda was basically just softcore porn with a terrible soundtrack. Some feminists are saying that it’s a great video because it shows a woman who is in power. Honestly that’s bullshit. The only reason it’s so popular is because a bunch of perverted guys only like Nicki for her body and don’t give a fuck about what she has to say. Hell the video was even directed by a GUY named Colin Tilley.

Favorite Song: Want Some More

Least Favorite Song: Anaconda

Verdict:

46%

WACCCKK

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