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  • Summary: The second album from Nicki Minaj focuses on her male alter ego Roman Zolanski and features guest appearances from 2Chainz, Chris Brown, Beenie Man, Bobby V, Cam'ron, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nas, Rick Ross, and Young Jeezy.
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Starships
[Nicki Minaj] Let's go to the beach, each Let's go get away They say, what they gonna say? Have a drink, clink, found the bud light Bad b-tches like... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. If you enjoy contemporary pop whose market-tested blare offends both rockist philistines and IDM aesthetes, her second album is a worthwhile investment.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    You can see Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded as a great rap album dragged down by pandering, but you could equally see it as a triumph that one of the biggest pop records of the year leads off with a half-dozen tracks of blistering, filthy, idea-jammed hip-hop.
  3. The Source
    Aug 22, 2012
    70
    Nicki's shining moments are her straight-up, hip-hop tracks. [#252, p.87]
  4. 60
    It's not a classic album, but its contents implicitly argue that the concept of a "classic album" has become irrelevant in 2012 anyway.
  5. Apr 4, 2012
    60
    More than it's lack of rap, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded suffers most from not fully being any one thing, as it's unable to balance multiple approaches into one package.
  6. Apr 17, 2012
    50
    Pink Friday: Roman's Revenge isn't bad because of Minaj's cross-dressing it is bad because she often tries on some very banal, characterless outfits.
  7. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    By doubling down on her cartoonish elements, she's lost all remnants of lyrical ingenuity she around the time "Monster" first leaked, let alone her various mixtapes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 115
  2. Negative: 43 out of 115
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    Nicki Minaj is NOT just a rapper. She's trying to breakout of her little box labeled "rapping only" and reaching new heights. It should beNicki Minaj is NOT just a rapper. She's trying to breakout of her little box labeled "rapping only" and reaching new heights. It should be clear that people try to become more diverse. It may sound like a lifeless, cheap album with fillers, but after hearing it again, listening to the lyrics, the songs became very catchy. Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2012
    10
    Great album! She really managed to knock out hip hop tracks that were fire, along with pop tracks that were just as amazing. As a hip hop fan,Great album! She really managed to knock out hip hop tracks that were fire, along with pop tracks that were just as amazing. As a hip hop fan, I love the rap side, but Nicki has managed to get me dancing to songs like Pound The Alarm and Whip It. She really did a great job with this album and deserves success with it. Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    9
    Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded starts off with heavy hip-hop beats and seemingly endless collaborations. Then finishes with danceable music thatPink Friday: Roman Reloaded starts off with heavy hip-hop beats and seemingly endless collaborations. Then finishes with danceable music that you can't help but sing along with. The album may not be perfectly structured as some releases, but it does not make this album ANY less fun than anything out there. Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2014
    6
    Not bad for a rapper's album. I personally loved 11 out of 19 songs in the album. The rest of the songs were too generic and you have toNot bad for a rapper's album. I personally loved 11 out of 19 songs in the album. The rest of the songs were too generic and you have to listen to it at least a million times before it actually grows on you. Overall, it is a great effort for Nicki Minaj. Even though her range was limited, it was still properly utilised and I appreciate her for that. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2012
    4
    Minaj has more personalities than her "alter egos" Roman, Barbie, Martha, etc. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded certainly has its theatrical andMinaj has more personalities than her "alter egos" Roman, Barbie, Martha, etc. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded certainly has its theatrical and more stellar moments; opener "Roman Holiday" introduces Minaj's flamboyant "demon" known as Roman Zolanski through a whacky happy-core rap whilst following tracks "Come On a Cone", "I Am Your Leader", and "Beez In the Trap" are their own wonderlands when it comes to production and lyrical content). However, its second half turns into an all-out generic radio pleaser, beginning with "Starships", the RedOne produced lead single that's catchy and radio-friendly, but is obviously made for commerce and bottles up Minaj's talent. Its dance-pop tracks aren't necessarily "bad", just formulaic and could be sang by any pop diva in this business. Roman Reloaded fails to deliver the clever lyrical content and production its predecessor, Pink Friday, sold millions for. Minaj is one of rap music's most unique rappers, whether you hate her or not, and maybe we'll see her reveal that side of her (the true side) in the near or distant future. Expand
  6. Dec 30, 2013
    2
    Va va voom earned this song a 1 and pound the alarm got it another bar. If those songs were any worse, it would have gotten no rating. TheVa va voom earned this song a 1 and pound the alarm got it another bar. If those songs were any worse, it would have gotten no rating. The songs are kinda disturbing quite honestly. It's almost like she's trying to make terrible music. Stupid Hoe DESTROYS THE ALBUM. I would have given it a mixed review if it wasn't for that song but Stupid Hoe is, honestly, one of the worst songs in existence. It's annoying and would be laughably bad but there's just so much to despise that you don't laugh. Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2013
    0
    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO what the actual is this who ever approved this you needa quit music or life man!!! i laughed so hard listeing to thisLMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO what the actual is this who ever approved this you needa quit music or life man!!! i laughed so hard listeing to this crap!! lmaooooooo yo how this right here you should act like this never existed smh you suck nicki, you ruining music!! pure rubbish Expand

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