Nicki Minaj Keeps It Dark And Filthy On “Chi-Raq”


2014 is the year Nicki Minaj proves everyone wrong.

After surprising fans with the ultra-aggressive “Lookin Ass,” Nicki Minaj is back in our headlines this morning with another ferocious offering that is sure to stun.

Addressing recent controversies and squashing any doubts people have in her legitimacy as an emcee, “Chi-Raq” finds Nicki Minaj riding a dark beat with equally bleak lyricism. There are mentions of the suits in the industry, haters, the violence on the streets of Chicago, and her refusal to ever stand down with a flow that is nothing short of entrancing.

As if that were not reason enough to give “Chi-Raq” a few minutes of your day, Minaj is joined by up and coming windy city talent Lil Herb, who further addresses the gritty reality of life on the streets of America’s most violent city. He’s not a household name just yet, but this track is sure to cause more than a few to look up his mixtape collection.

You can stream “Chi-Raq” below.

In the closing moments of “Chi-Raq” Nicki Minaj can be heard saying she has more tracks up her sleeve, before teasing that she may even release one song a week until her next studio album drops. That record, titled The Pink Print, is due later this year. If “Chi-Raq” is any indication of what we can expect from the album, I think it’s safe to say Minaj may be gunning for album of the year in a few a short months.

James Shotwell

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