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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 booming system Top down, AC with the cooling system When he come up in the club, he be blazin' up Got stacks on... 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: 85 out of 127
  2. Negative: 27 out of 127
  1. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    she's the queen of rap for a reason. literally revived female rap with one album and made rap more interesting. She brought hard work, andshe's the queen of rap for a reason. literally revived female rap with one album and made rap more interesting. She brought hard work, and barz to the table. She is a living legend. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2021
    10
    The most versatile rap album ever literally on repeat. Ageless masterpiece it’s almost 2022 and I’m still streaming it wow.
  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. Nov 23, 2010
    9
    Nicki stayed consistent with her mixtapes.I liked each and every song on the album.i just think she could have provided a greater number ofNicki stayed consistent with her mixtapes.I liked each and every song on the album.i just think she could have provided a greater number of songs considering the time and amount of songs she releases daily.Her songs were good but Moment 4 life, Save Me,Fly,Blazin, stood out as classics excluding her singles.i think her Intro was great and her songs had much of the same message.She of course did not live up to the hype since shes no Lil Wayne but she came close to iti would give a 10 but 9 due to the small number of songs.However the song quality and content is worth a 10 Expand
  5. Jan 29, 2015
    7
    I really enjoy this album. Nicki Minaj definitely knows what she wants to express about herself and her past. It also features tons of coolI really enjoy this album. Nicki Minaj definitely knows what she wants to express about herself and her past. It also features tons of cool guest stars, from Kanye West to Rihanna. There are parts where the music can be a bit aggravating however, mostly due to the mediocre production and autotune. But other than that, this is a very good album. Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2011
    5
    Most of the songs are bad auto-tuned and she seems to be an attention seeker/Gaga wannabe. The only good fact about "Pink Friday" is that theMost of the songs are bad auto-tuned and she seems to be an attention seeker/Gaga wannabe. The only good fact about "Pink Friday" is that the songs are really catchy and well-produced. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2020
    0
    Abominable, plastic garbage for deluded teenagers and degenerate adults.

    Super Bass has an interesting melody, but that can't save us from
    Abominable, plastic garbage for deluded teenagers and degenerate adults.

    Super Bass has an interesting melody, but that can't save us from the abyss of Minaj's disgustingly offensive worldview and attitude.
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