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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: 81 out of 123
  2. Negative: 27 out of 123
  1. Jan 11, 2020
    10
    O primeiro álbum da Nicki e cheio de músicas interessantes, a partir daí tornou-se a maior artista feminina do gênero.
  2. Nov 21, 2020
    10
    Happy 10 year anniversary pink Friday!!! Nicki is the Queen of rap and this masterpiece shows that nobody can ever be Nicki.
  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. Aug 7, 2020
    8
    Jamais tinha visto uma cor tão parecida com um artista, Rosa você logo lembra a Pink hahaha a Nicki também, as perucas foram e ainda são marcaJamais tinha visto uma cor tão parecida com um artista, Rosa você logo lembra a Pink hahaha a Nicki também, as perucas foram e ainda são marca registrada dela, Nicki revolucionou o mundo do rap com seu flow divertido e músicas animadas e diferentes, algo nada parecido com as rappers anteriores (todo o respeito por elas), mas é fato que Nicki tinha uma identidade própria, e em seus visuais também icônicos.

    Mas sobre o álbum, Pink Friday foi e ainda é uma referência para novas rappers olhar e realmente tomar notas.
    Com músicas com Eminem, Will.I.Am., Drake e Natasha Bedingfield; se mostrou versátil tanto no rap assim como no dance/pop, trazendo atenção de grandes meios como a Billboard e Rolling Stones, e nisso logo ela foi pavimentando seu caminho na música na billboard hot 100, com várias entradas como Super Bass e Moment 4 Life com Drake, dois ótimos singles que marcaram sua carreira bem no começo.

    Uma faixa que foi sampleada, que realmente chamou minha atenção foi 'Blazin' além de ter um flow impecável, Nicki mostrou cultura, farofa como dizem hahaha, e muita qualidade, essa música nos traz para uma nova dimensão.
    Um não single 'Dear Old Nicki', é uma faixa emocionante onde a 'nova' Nicki joga um papo emocionante para a 'antiga', isso me emociona toda vez.
    Super Bass obviamente é uma das minhas favoritas deste álbum, com um ritmo contagiante e o que poucos sabem em participação da incrível Ester Dean, que transformou a música também, o clipe colorido e tudo que a indústria precisava, simplesmente um clipe para ser lembrado.
    E por fim Right Thru' Me, uma faixa r&b com rap que super combinou, até sinto falta dessa vibe nos dias de hoje em seus trabalhos, mas enfim lembro dessa música ser tocada sem parar nas rádios assim como Super Bass.

    Finalizando, Pink Friday é um álbum que trouxe o rap pop para o mundo, e influenciando rappers como Iggy Azalea, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion entre outras, mostrando que a nova Rainha do Rap veio para ficar!
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  5. May 28, 2012
    7
    A Very Good Debut Album For A Rap Artist!
    I Enjoy All Of The Songs, But The Reason I Marked The Album Down From A 9 To A 7 Was Nicki Does Not
    A Very Good Debut Album For A Rap Artist!
    I Enjoy All Of The Songs, But The Reason I Marked The Album Down From A 9 To A 7 Was Nicki Does Not Need More Than Half The Song On The Album To Feat. Someone!
    Overall A Nice Album!
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  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. 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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