Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nicki Minaj, Space Case? ;)

"You thought you'd win, but I knew you'd lose. Honey, I'm flyer than altitude cruise!" -Nicki Minaj, spitting rhymes on a "Single Ladies" remix.

Nicki Minaj is no stranger to the aeronautical. The last single off her debut album, "Pink Friday," was called "Fly" and featured Rihanna and rap's baddest bitch on a plane in its music video. Much has happened since, including a psychotic rant on "Roman in Moscow," a hectic diss on "Stupid Hoe," an exorcism themed performance of "Roman Holiday" at the Grammys, and a badass team up with Lil Wayne on "Roman Reloaded." All of the aforementioned were in preparation for the Nickster's second studio album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," which drops April 3rd.

The first official worldwide single, however, is entitled "Starships." Initially planned to be "Va Va Voom," the record label scrapped those plans to release "Starships" instead. I must say, I'm happy to wait till later for "Va Va Voom," because "Starships" is pretty awesome.

After other songs displayed her different sides, Nicki proves that she can still bring the party on "Starships." Many are calling this song a sequel to Minaj's summer hit, "Super Bass." I can see similarities between the two songs, but I think "Starships" is even better than "Super Bass." "Starships" incorporates several elements of pop music, which I think is a smart move. Also, Nick gets to show off some more of her singing skills in "Starships," which adds to her growing versatility.

"Starships" came out about a month ago, on Valentine's Day. It has since peaked at #6 on the U.S. Hot 100 Billboard chart. I think that this song has the potential to be Nicki's first #1 hit. Over the summer, "Super Bass" peaked at #3 and remains her highest charting song to date. If she had released a hot remix of "Super Bass," it probably would've gotten to #1. If Ms. Minaj knows what's good for her, she will learn from this.

Anyway, here's a fan made lyric video for "Starships." Disclaimer: some of the lyrics are wrong. See if you can spot all the mistakes, but don't forget to enjoy it as well. I think it's pretty good, despite the lyrical errors.

I'll post the music video when it comes out. Apparently, it was filmed in Hawaii and is going to be quite colorful. Sounds pretty exciting!