Stream Nicki Minaj’s new album, Queen.


Stream Nicki Minaj’s new album, Queen.

The self-proclaimed rap queen’s long-anticipated record finally hit the net tonight, and it’s star-studded. Queen is 19-tracks long and features Eminem, Labrinth, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Future and Foxy Brown.


[adinserter block=”1″]


Following Minaj pre-Queen has been an emotional roller coaster. Nicki stayed silent and entirely off social media for months, a jarring change for someone so vocal and connected to her fans, but returned with a bang when she dropped back-to-back releases with “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li.” The latter gave Nicki her first solo Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in four years. Things took a turn with “Bed,” featuring Ariana Grande. The track peaked at No. 43 on the Hot 100 then took a tumble. Her other Ari tune, “The Light Is Coming,” topped out at No. 95.


[adinserter block=”2″]


Then Nicki hopped on rapper 6ix9ine’s atrocious new song “FEFE,” but his antics are unfortunately so polarizing that the song is performing well chart-wise. Nicki’s releases are very hit or miss right now, but Queen has the production gymnastics and star power to pack a punch (FYI the LP does not feature “The Light Is Coming” or “FEFE”).


[adinserter block=”3″]


Now, if only she can side-step the harsh multitude of criticisms the Internet has about her (RE Forbes: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Rollout Reeks Of Desperation And Hypocrisy), Nicki stands a chance of not only snatching a new No. 1, but more importantly… make a lasting impact on her long-standing career.

Also, golf claps to me for not making a single Cardi B / Lil Kim mention in this entire story.


[adinserter block=”4″]


Stream Queen below:


Thoughts on Queen? Leave a comment below!

And while you’re at it… follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Leave a Reply