Pink Friday

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 325 Ratings

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  • Summary: After making an explosive debut appearing on other artist's songs, rapper Nicki Minaj finally releases her debut of electro-infused, bold, and hook-heavy hip-hop.
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Super Bass
This one is for the boys with the boomin' system, Top down, AC, with the coolin' system When he come up in the club, he be blazin' up Stacks on deck... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Half rapping and half singing, half bragging and half kowtowing, brazening a "punt" rhyme here and proclaiming commonality with "girls that never thought they could win" there, she's proud to be shameless, with the hooks to back it up.
  2. Dec 9, 2010
    80
    No matter how many boasts and taunts she drops, it's clear Minaj is proud of how far she's come.
  3. 75
    Pink Friday shows Minaj is on the cusp - considering her facility with accents, she could be the perfect person to find a new patois, one that's built of separate musical languages but without breaking any of them down.
  4. Dec 9, 2010
    70
    Pink Friday isn't a classic by any means, then, but when Nicki Minaj is on fire nobody in hip hop – male or female – can extinguish her bright-burning talents.
  5. Dec 9, 2010
    64
    Pink Friday, while certainly far from profound, is neatly rooted in predictability and vulgarity. But then again, would we have Minaj any other way?
  6. Dec 15, 2010
    60
    Living up to expectations is tough, especially ones as high as those that have been hovering over Minaj throughout 2010. But it's hard to see who actually wanted to hear a record like this, stripped of curiosities and bombast, that leaves the biggest talent in hip hop with more to prove than ever.
  7. Jan 5, 2011
    30
    Pink Friday is a real shame, albeit a very well-marketed one, and since it's found its niche, it's no surprise the album was a fair success for Minaj.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 78
  2. Negative: 16 out of 78
  1. Jan 7, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Best Album Ever, she is the best female Rapper Alive, she got not competition at all, this is why new york times name her the most influential female rapper of all the time. Expand
  2. Apr 7, 2015
    10
    This album was so good! Well done Nicki Minaj you surprised me with this album. I like the half singing and half rapping throughout the album,This album was so good! Well done Nicki Minaj you surprised me with this album. I like the half singing and half rapping throughout the album, you have a really good voice Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2011
    10
    One of the most awaited albums of 2011 and it did not disappoint. The album is consistent, charming, makes everyone know who Nicki Minaj is.One of the most awaited albums of 2011 and it did not disappoint. The album is consistent, charming, makes everyone know who Nicki Minaj is. It has attitude and amazing lyrics. She can definitely compete with the likes of Eminem, Jay-Z and Lil' Wayne. The highlights of the album include "Roman's Revenge", "Did It On'em", "Super Bass" and "I'm The Best". Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2015
    7
    A strong debut from Nicki Minaj. None of this album failed to live up to Nicki's outstanding verse on Kanye West's "Monster" (well... maybe...A strong debut from Nicki Minaj. None of this album failed to live up to Nicki's outstanding verse on Kanye West's "Monster" (well... maybe... "Roman's Revenge"...) but most of it shows Nicki Minaj's talent as a rapper, as well as her vocals fit for singing (but not singing mediocre pop like "Super Bass" or "Check It Out"). The production is dull at times, but her rapping talent makes up for it. Grade: B. Highlights: "Roman's Revenge", "Save Me", "Moment 4 Life". Worst song: "Super Bass" Expand
  5. Feb 26, 2012
    6
    Romans Revenge Is The Best Track On This Album. She Should Include More Hip-Hop Influenced Beats And More Rapping On This Album Album, But IRomans Revenge Is The Best Track On This Album. She Should Include More Hip-Hop Influenced Beats And More Rapping On This Album Album, But I Like The Direction She's Going In. Expand
  6. Aug 7, 2013
    5
    Kind of disappointing. I can't really tell which is more disappointing, her rapping attempts, or the other singers or rappers on the album.Kind of disappointing. I can't really tell which is more disappointing, her rapping attempts, or the other singers or rappers on the album. The songs are catchy, though. Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2013
    0
    What the hell is this? Absolute rubbish. No creativity or originality upon the lyricism or topics of songs. It seems as if Nicki dipped inWhat the hell is this? Absolute rubbish. No creativity or originality upon the lyricism or topics of songs. It seems as if Nicki dipped in lil' kim's lyricism and flow and tried to take it, making as less impressive attempt it shows a distasteful approach upon her album. With the success it has gained, when listening to the album, it seemed obsessive and constantly directed to Lil' Kim. Nicki Minaj is a poor imitation of Lil' Kim and lady gaga, She is overrated and has to focus on her lyric and creativity. She fell short and made a disappointing album. Not impressed one bit. Poor Poor approach to hip hop. Expand

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