Kaptain Cadillac remixed a favorite from Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded with his Trap-Tech version of "Beez in the Trap." The tempo is ratcheted up, and some well placed synths take this out of the trap and on to any dance floor. It's kind of along the lines of that 'luxury trap music' trend that has come up on here. Part of Nicki's success has been from her moving into mainstream, which I understand, and then 2 Chainz's really just being 2 Chainz. I was going to generalize and suggest that they both are able to adapt so easily over a variety of beats, but I can't really say, with support, that 2 Chainz has done this...yet. Either way, it comes as no surprise that they sound great over the quicker tempo, dance hall type stuff. If only Nicki would indulge in beats like this, instead of that "Starships" mess.
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Nicki Minaj received a bunch of attention last week when she abruptly deleted her Twitter account after getting pissed at one of her fan websites for posting a leaked song or something (yeah, roll call for who downloaded her album over a week before it came out in stores...). Conveniently enough, she did this as she's promoting her new album. Throughout the innanet, I observed people arguing that she alienated her 11 million plus twitter fan base by doing this, but isn't a fan base supposed to buy her album? With first week sales at 253, 000, that is approximately 2.3% of her twitter followers shelling out $10 or whatever for the record. Some fan base. As told to Graham Norton, here's the reason she deleted her account: A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did. I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me. Le sigh. Nicki, Nicki, Nicki (2 Chainz voice). Actually, I always commend people who don't have twitter. I automatically assume they have their shit together more than me. Rap-Up
OMG NOW I KNOW WHAT THE TRAP LOOKS LIKE. Thanks, Nicki, Nicki, Nicki (2 Chainz voice). Anywho, Nicki Minaj released the video for "Beez in the Trap" right before Easter weekend--was she paying homage to that fact with her Easter colored assortment of wigs and makeup?--because, well, duh, she beez in the trap. Always. Just like me. Duhhh. I already wrote about this song for a prior edition of Trap Tuesdays, but I still love it. "Beez in the Trap" has the perfect amount of shit talking without being obnoxious, Nicki raps without her weirdo character voices, and it takes me back to the happy days of Beam Me Up Scotty. And I can't tell you how many times that situation at the end of the video, 2 Chainz dancing behind Nicki like that, has played out in my life.
Miguel-Arch & Point-Official video from Miguel on Vimeo. Well, I thought that The-Dream's video for "Kill The Lights" was pretty phenomenal in terms of aesthetics, but Miguel's video for "Arch N Point" is about 10 times prettier. I see what you're doing, Miguel, coming for Dream and all. I'm not mad. It was also really nice of Nicki Minaj to let this video girl recycle her outfit that she wore on Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour. "Arch N Point" is off Art Dealer Chic vol. 2 that I wrote about earlier this week, or last week, depending on when that cut off is for you.
You know what? I'm not even going to apologize for liking this song. Nicki Minaj recruits the special chile of the trap, 2 Chainz, on this bass-heavy song titled "Beez in the Trap," which is off her Roman Reloaded: Pink Friday album that is dropping next week (who knew?? I sure didn't). When I listen to it out loud on my iPhone, it sounds like my cat is purring when the bass kicks in all heavy. How quaint. What's the best part about this song? Nicki not making any of those weirdo "character" voices or whatever. Plus, I love the hook because I obviously relate to it so well, being from the 'burbs and all. "Bitches ain’t shit and they ain’t saying nothin’/A hundred mothafuckas can’t tell me nothin’/I beez in the trap, be-beez in the trap." I was absolutely hoping to hear this song in the clubs over the weekend, but besides Mac Miller, the DJs also played that trainwreck "Stupid Hoe." Insert sad face. In related news, the premiere of "Beez in the Trap" sparked a huge, stupid, wack online beef between DJ Clue and Funkmaster Flex over who would play it on air for the first time. DJ Clue was supposed to, but Funkmaster Flex said that he hacked into his email and stole it or something, according to MTV. I know; how fucking trivial. FM radio is basically irrelevant to me, and even more so, two DJs in New York. Listen via HHW: In related JULIE news, I'm obsessed with lipstick, and I tried the Nicki Minaj MAC lipstick on the other day, but it didn't look very crackin on ...
Yesterday, I laughed about as hard as I did when watching Drake premiere the Wheelchair Jimmy dance, after seeing that Bangladesh had signed a song deal with Cash Money. If you recall, Bangladesh produced "A Milli" off Tha Carter III, and later publicly called out Cash Money after not receiving any compensation for it. I guess that they got that squared away, because Bangladesh did the "6 Foot 7 Foot" beat on Tha Carter IV that gave me many false promises of hope for that record. Since history repeats itself, Bangladesh was, again, not compensated for his work. What's that saying? Fool me once, shame on you, but fool me twice, shame on me? I just googled it, and I guess that's correct, but I thought it would be catchier. On the deal, Bangladesh says: Everybody respects each other, and real recognizes real. At the end of the day, the work is solid, so everybody wants to be in business with each other. It boggles my mind that people work without contracts. Regardless, Bangladesh has produced for Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kesha (disapprove), Rihanna, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, and Nicki Minaj, so I'm not sure why he feels like he needs to sign with these clowns. The way that the XXL article read implied that he didn't require payment upfront for the beats, in exchange for a Lil Wayne verse on his album that has yet to be released. At this point, Wayne might not even be hot by the time Bangladesh's album comes out. I guess he's technically hot still, but not to me. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. In related news, EMI is suing Cash Money for late payments. Good luck, Bangladesh. You're still one of my favorite producers.
Mayne I'm jacking my own post for this one. Whenever I look at this picture, I laugh. It can make the darkest day bright. Harry Potter and the Pocket Full of Stone...starring: Young Jeezy as Harry Potter Rick Ross as Hagrid Jay-Z as Headmaster Albus Dumbledore Nicki Minaj as Hermione Granger Gucci Mane as Ron Weasley Waka Flocka Flame as Professor Severus Snape T.I. as Professor Minerva McGonnagal Yesterday, I saw a picture of Yelawolf and he actually looked like Snape.
This happened at the All Star Game... Drake is probably thinking of some depressing lyrics for his follow up to Take Care as Nicki is smooching on Lil Wayne, who happens to be wearing some bedazzled Beats By Dre headphones that cost A Milli. So many things wrong here... Prior to that, Nicki Minaj called into Funkmaster Flex's radio show last week, and among things they discussed was her "selling out." To be honest, it never occurred to me that she was selling out. It's more that she's making crappy music, and I guess increasing her reach of crappy music from hiphop to pop. Crappy music is crappy music. It transcends genre classification. I would hope that people know at this point that I'm smart enough to know what I'm doing all the time. But I guess they still kind of waiver. I always intended on putting out something urban after 'Starships,' because I knew 'Starships' was a monster. I didn't feel the pressure. To be honest, I feel really, really good. I feel that Hip Hop cares enough that they have something to say. I remember when I was hoping that someone had something to say about me on the radio, or cared enough. Maybe it would be a problem if I couldn't deliver records like 'Roman Reloaded,' but I can. I write my own lyrics. Once again, I write my own lyrics. So it's never a problem. Whatever I feel, I can write, I can create it. So I'm good. I think people sometimes get blown away by the magnitude of the pop stuff, because the pop stuff, it reaches everywhere and then I feel like my Hip Hop fans or Hip ...
Dirty Money - Nicki Minaj from JAMES DELGATTO on Vimeo. I'm sure now you can, since it's been on every blog in the world (no exaggeration...) but trust that it was still fresh last night while I watched in during commercials for Desperate Housewives. A vintage Nicki Minaj. Different teeth, different boobs? If I'm not mistaken, this would be the Nicki that Nicki paid homage to in "Dear Old Nicki" off Pink Friday. Via HHNM
I don't know why this makes me laugh so much, but Lil Kim calling Nicki Minaj a "stupid hoe" was extremely, extremely funny to me. It's like Kimmy is almost being vindicated or something after Nicki's terrible performance from the Grammy's. Sure, I think their beef, that Nicki Minaj is largely responsible for continuing, is stupid, but homegirl kind of walked into that one, making that terrible song called "Stupid Hoe" with the terrible video that was later banned by BET. Ah, the irony. Spotted at HHNM
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