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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the rapper features guest appearances from Eminem, Foxy Brown, Future, Ariana Grande, Labrinth, Lil Wayne, Swae Lee, and The Weeknd.
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Bed
[Intro: Ariana Grande] Got a bed wit' your name on it Wit' your name on it Got a kiss wit' your name on it Wit' your name on it [Verse 1: Nicki... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
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  1. Aug 11, 2018
    90
    An epic 19-track collection that stands as her best and boldest recorded work to date.
  2. Aug 17, 2018
    83
    It’s a lot of fun, but not quite the instant classic for which Minaj seems to have been aiming.
  3. 80
    It may lack cohesion at certain points, but one thing is never in doubt: Minaj is still one of the best in her field.
  4. Aug 14, 2018
    68
    There are no deep layers to be uncovered on Queen. No methodical analysis responding to her critics for her reliance on sexual ploys. Nary a mention of any mental anguish the grave allegations her brother faces.
  5. Aug 20, 2018
    60
    When Minaj leans into her untouchable strengths as a rapper, things get really exciting and an album of tracks as strong as "LLC" or "Barbie Dreams" would be one for the books. As it stands, however, Queen is another chapter of Minaj's good but largely meandering and inconsistent full-length album output.
  6. Aug 14, 2018
    60
    It’s refreshingly spur-of-the-moment on an album that’s let down by constant overthinking and underestimating of her abilities. If Minaj wants to make a mission statement of an album, worthy of this title, she needs to figure out a mission statement for herself.
  7. Aug 13, 2018
    50
    Minaj is obviously capable of backing up all the posturing. ... But Queen also finds Minaj falling back on some frustratingly familiar shortcomings. The album loses its momentum whenever it aims for the pop charts.

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  1. Aug 11, 2018
    10
    This album is so amazing. Best album released by a female artist this year. Nicki deserve a grammy with this album.
  2. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    When you think some Iggy or Cardi **** can take her spot, she proves why and how to be the QUEEN. I'll give you 10 minutes to name somethingWhen you think some Iggy or Cardi **** can take her spot, she proves why and how to be the QUEEN. I'll give you 10 minutes to name something by a female rapper this decade more harder and iconic than Barbie Dreams. GO! Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2018
    10
    This album is amazing. There are tracks for heartbreak, tracks to shake your butt to, tracks to listen to when high. This album has it all!This album is amazing. There are tracks for heartbreak, tracks to shake your butt to, tracks to listen to when high. This album has it all! Nicki's best body of work. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2021
    10
    The other girls really can't compare. Next level **** right here. Bars and flow on top of bars and flow. My only issue is the lack ofThe other girls really can't compare. Next level **** right here. Bars and flow on top of bars and flow. My only issue is the lack of cohesiveness, and maybe the excessive amount of tracks. Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Esperei tanto tempo por este álbum, e hj vejo que é o melhor que Nicki Pode dar. Álbum sensacional, digno de um Grammy. Nicki eu te amo, e obrigado por essa Bíblia do Rap ! Expand
  6. Aug 10, 2018
    9
    Queen is an album that feels more like a look back at her past success, without the dreaded Nicki Minaj filler tracks. As she matures as anQueen is an album that feels more like a look back at her past success, without the dreaded Nicki Minaj filler tracks. As she matures as an artist, she updates her music style to mesh with 2018 rap music.

    1. Ganja Burn, a story of what she did and how she felt during her hiatus from music. 10/10
    2. Majesty ft. Eminem & Labrinth, Nicki and Em never disappoint with their flows 8/10
    3. Barbie Dreams, a Nicki version of Just Playing (Dreams) and its the best track on the album 10/10
    4. Rich Sex ft. Lil Wayne, the title sums it up perfectly + a nice Lil Wayne feature 10/10
    5. Hard White, Nicki goes hard AF on this track and the beat is insane 9/10
    6. Bed ft. Ariana Grande, this "pop song" sounding song is good but it feels wrong on the album 8/10
    7. Thought I Knew You ft. The Weeknd, I personally don't like the song but The Weeknd helps it 7/10
    8. Run & Hide, this song ended the good song streak this album had, id run and hide from this 4/10
    9. Chun Swae ft. Swae Lee, as stupid as the title is... its fire and starts the streak back up 9/10
    10. Chun-Li, everyone has already heard this no explanation needed for the rating 10/10
    11. LLC, strait fire. her flow could kill a family of five on this song 10/10
    12. Good Form, dat Benz song tho 8/10
    13. Nip Tuck, Nicki's singing on this song is perfect 9/10
    14. 2 Lit 2 Late Interlude, this should have been a full song apposed to Run & Hide 8/10
    15. Come See About Me, this song is so sad but I love it 9/10
    16. Sir ft. Future, fire beat and the typical Future feature 9/10
    17. Miami, this song is what I like to hear from Nicki. Her flow is unreal. 10/10
    18. Coco Chanel ft. Foxy Brown, a different sound for Nicki but Foxy delivers a great verse 8/10
    19. Inspirations Outro, its really apart of Coco Chanel and not another song 7/10

    Standout Songs are Ganja Burn, Barbie Dreams and Chun-Li

    Overall: 8.5 (rounded up to 9) this was a huge upgrade from The Pinkprint but didn't top its best song, Feeling Myself ft. Beyonce. Nicki did great with her new project and it deserves the praise it is getting.
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  7. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    Is nicki the best álbum rap I loveeeeee Queen of rap muito bom mesmo que ela continue assim e que seu proximo album supere

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