Referencing Jay Z‘s mastermind Blueprint concept, Nicki Minaj returns with her third studio album, The Pinkprint. It’s been quite a promotional journey, revealing raunchy made for mainstream tracks like “Anaconda” and “Only” – even using her body to sell records. But with all that, everyone tends to forget she’s actually pretty talented (no, not like that), in the music realm. There’s a reason Weezy signed her to Young Money Records.
Not only is does she actually know how to spit, but she’s got pipes too as you’ll hear early on – that girl can SING. And c’mon, the intro references her losing a child who would be 16 years old now. She’s not all about sex and racy songs that make us *facepalm* but yes, there’s a fair amount of that too. So you may be surprised by the album, which you can stream after the jump and cop on iTunes now. It’s got features from Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Skylar Grey and more, boasting 19 tracks on the deluxe version.
Gotta hand it to Cash Money. This album has everything. From heartfelt ballads, to club bangers, pregame material, even that Katy Perry radio pop, including big features, solid production, melodies, and flows. Not gonna lie didn’t see this coming.
Download: Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint (Album)