Monday, April 2, 2012


Finally! The world has finally got the official taste of Onika Tanya "Nicki Minaj" Maraj's sophomore album!
The truelest hip-hop tracks of the album starts from track 1 "Roman Holiday" all the way to track 9 "Sex in the Lounge" featuring Lil Wayne and Bobby V.

The opening track "Roman Holiday" sound really hardcore with sick beats and holy metaphors such as "Worship the Queen/I am the ultimate Svengali". It features really hip hop and dance influenced productions helmed by Pink Friday Prod. and BlackOut Movement.

Other tracks that has dance/hip-hop and urban mix includes the hot track on "HOV Lane", "Roman Reloaded" and "Come on a Cone". The rap plus acoustic ballads are heavy, but much lesser than Pink Friday. Sure, a "Fly, Pt II" may not be in it, but at least the Chris Brown-featured "Right By My Side" as well as the duo Dr. Luke produced "Marilyn Monroe" and "Young Forever" hits the sweet soothing tracks of the album.

Whereas "I Am Your Leader" featuring Rick Ross and Cam'ron and "Beez in the Trap" featuring 2 Chainz are some of the more edgier and rougher tracks of Roman Reloaded. "Champion" featuring a lot of hitmakers include Drake, Nas and Young Jeezy joins as part of the much anticipated ballads - hip-hop, so does "Sex in the Lounge" with Bobby V. and Weezy.

The pop sides of the album starts from the debut single "Starships" to the final track "Masquerade". From 10 - 13, "Starships" - "Automatic" features hardcore, radio-friendly, dance, pop and pure urban-ness in it. "Beautiful Sinner" is a dance as long as rap track, produced by dance producer RedOne and hip-hop maker Alex da Kid.

And, burning track "Fire Burns" and "Gun Shot" featuring Beenie Man are slower pop tracks with inclusion of a little country in it. And, the promotional single "Stupid Hoe" features pop and happiness in it. The deluxe edition includes 3 other dance-ready pop tracks, with "Turn Me On" featuring David Guetta, "Va Va Voom" and "Masquerade", both produced by Dr. Luke.

All we can say is - the best album so far!!!!!!

Our favourites: Roman Holiday, Come on a Cone, Beez in the Trap, HOV Lane, Roman Reloaded, Champion, Right By My Side, Starships, Pound the Alarm, Whip It, Automatic, Beautiful Sinner, Marilyn Monroe, Young Forever, Stupid Hoe, Turn Me On, Va Va Voom

Our ratings: Our ratings: ☆ (9/10) - Fantastic!

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