I was really looking forward to this album because it has been 4 years since The Pinkprint. (The delayed album releases did not help). After careful listening, my favorites are:
Ganja Burns. A very different take and approach from Nicki for an album intro & song. Yet Nicki doesnt distract herself from what’s different but instead takes it to make it hers and owned it. 100% that Nicki knows of this and that’s why I’m really not surprised that the music video for the song has already been released. I first fell in love with Nicki when she debuted- for constantly bringing something completely new and refreshing to the rap game then. She simply does what she wants and follows no rules.
Rich Sex. When this was released as a single, it had only continued to build on my anticipation for Queen. Lived up to the Cash Money legacy. It was a fresh yet familiar breath of two iconic and talented individuals (and this, is hard to deny). Royalty.
Come See About Me. This may come as a surprise to some that I selected this, but I truly can only think of one word when I heard this. Versatility. She’s not just a rapper, but constantly proves herself to be an artist.
Other songs that came close: Majesty (feat. Eminem & Labrinth), Barbie Dreams, & LLC.
Overall, I felt that the album had a strong start but unfortunately lost substance towards the middle. Some of the songs felt like they had too many fillers and were rushed. I definitely think the album could’ve had lesser than 19 songs. More specifically, the track that probably left me wanting so much more from Nicki herself would be Thought I Knew You (feat. The Weeknd). Although with its creative side, it felt slightly empty to me. Nicki’s legacy has already been established long before this album; her hustle, creativity, and ethic is something I, along with many others, will always respect her for. No one can do what she does but Nicki herself (and I’m not talking numbers/sales but overall legacy and grind). At this point in her career, she really doesn’t have to worry about anyone else but focus and continue to grow in her queendom. This was a 7.5/10 for me ✔️💕WBU? next up: VMAs 🔥
If you were a barb since her mixtape days y'all will know this shit .. she did listed out Kim, Remy, Foxy Lauryn.. she listed Remy alot.. so all you washed up hoes talking about she never paid homage go do your homework and leave us the fuck alone.. Good morning btw