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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
RedOne Let's go to the beach, each, let's go get a wave They say, what they gonna say? Have a drink, clink, found the Bud Light Bad bitches like me,... 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: 75 out of 152
  2. Negative: 52 out of 152
  1. Aug 15, 2018
    10
    Amazing Roman zolanski is just another part of Nicki that shows off her amazing MC skills
  2. Jun 27, 2021
    10
    An underrated and misunderstood album. The way she effortlessly combines elements of rap, pop and hip-hop is so rare that it is done well andAn underrated and misunderstood album. The way she effortlessly combines elements of rap, pop and hip-hop is so rare that it is done well and really bought female rap to the mainstream, as the pop sound was dominating the charts at the time. Her alter egos, costuming and visuals also wrap this album up and make it so unique and a standout from other rap albums. Expand
  3. 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
  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. Apr 4, 2012
    4
    In Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj reached success by doing something Eminem or Taylor Swift did. She introduced rap to pop and pop to rap. TheIn Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj reached success by doing something Eminem or Taylor Swift did. She introduced rap to pop and pop to rap. The cross-overs seemed really clever, both fans of the genre fell in love with her initially. Wayne fans started to listen Fly while Spears fans shouted the lyrics of Roman's Revenge. However with Pink Friday:Reloaded the sound that Nicki Minaj captured (the rap/pop) is seen nowhere. It's just a huge pile of different genres without any relations. With the fame and all Minaj eventually got confused and lost herself. Expand
  6. Apr 4, 2012
    1
    I was a huge fan of Nicki Minaj, but now it seems she's just concerned with making as much money possible without exerting much effort.I was a huge fan of Nicki Minaj, but now it seems she's just concerned with making as much money possible without exerting much effort. There's probably two good songs on here and neither of them are great. Roman Holiday is one of the biggest messes I've ever heard. Good for her for doing whatever the hell it is that she wants, but it's almost insulting that she put this out and expects us to pay for it. Thank you to Rdio for letting me stream before deciding whether or not to buy it. The pop tracks are nothing new. In fact, they are kind of corny. "Starships were meant to fly"....can we take a moment to decipher what this is supposed to mean? "Marilyn Monroe" is another hilarious song. Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2019
    0
    ok simplesmente horrível, não gosto, músicas ruins não devia nem ter lançado

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