Apr 2012 02

Nicki Minaj

Nick Minaj’s new album entitled Roman Reloaded received very harsh reviews from Billboard Magazine.  Could this the beginning of the end? Well at least  Nicki Minaj picked up an endoresent from Pepsi just before the release of her sophmore album, and now she has $1 million reasons not to care about reviews.

Nicki’s new album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” may not be be getting much love from the fans and critics either. According to Billboard  ”The sophomore album from Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is just as schizophrenic as Minaj and her two alter egos ”— and that’s not a compliment.

Nicki  may have hit a commercial home run with her new single “Starships,”  however the critics are not impressed. In fact, Billboard.com  thinks that Nicki’s new pop sound “may alienate a good chunk of her core to focus on singing instead of imaginative rhymes.” Most critics are saying that Nicki spends more time exploring her musical identity on “Roman Reloaded” than she does perfecting one, which makes the album sound bloated and rushed.

Nick Minaj and Lil Wayne

Nick Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Album

From Billboard

“Indeed, the first half of “Roman Reloaded” is the sound of Minaj doing a victory lap – already established enough in hip-hop to compete with her male counterparts, she leaves plenty of room for guests like Rick Ross2 ChainzDrake, and Chris Brown to take the mic. This time around, however, she seems to have her sights set on competing with Jennifer LopezLady Gaga and Madonna, based on the album’s pop-heavy second half. If you thought her David Guetta single “Turn Me On” was a major departure last summer, get ready for five more songs that sound pretty much exactly like that”.

Unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to listen to Nicki’s new project. I did like her first album, (I own 2 copies, one for home and one for my car) however I would not call myself a fan (yet). There have been some inconsistencies in her sound since her debut album, so I am still on the fence about if I will truly continue to support her as an artist. When I have heard the album in it’s entirety I will write an update. However, those of you who have listened to the album please tell me what you think of it.

And if you didn’t know, now you know….

xoxo,

Sophia Lenor