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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Drake, Ariana Grande, Skylar Grey, Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Lunchmoney Lewis, and Meek Mill.
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Anaconda
My anaconda don't My anaconda don't My anaconda don't want none Unless you got buns, hun Boy toy named Troy, used to live in Detroit Big dope dealer... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Dec 18, 2014
    82
    Minaj’s latest release is a complicated being, one that might never sit easy, but the layers she provides for the listener to peel through provide for an engaging and ultimately satisfying experience.
  2. Dec 12, 2014
    80
    Nicki is more personal, more timeless and more connected to her own artistry here, serving some of the most superlative work of her established career on The Pinkprint.
  3. Dec 17, 2014
    80
    This is a rap royal in full flex. We're lucky to watch the throne.
  4. Dec 15, 2014
    70
    This is a big step forward for the genre, and makes one wish that Minaj's content could be as good as her form, that more attention was paid to crafting complex rhymes and less on floating through halfway conceived tracks in a sing-song burble. Yet even if she hasn't fully nailed the balance between her different modes, at least Minaj is doing something challenging, offering a third different approach on her third album.
  5. Dec 17, 2014
    60
    Had The Pinkprint included 12 songs rather than the extended version's 22, it could have been a classic.
  6. Jan 5, 2015
    55
    The Pinkprint has moments. Some are great, but most are not.
  7. Jan 8, 2015
    40
    For the most part, though, this seems like a step in the wrong direction: a Nicki Minaj album from somebody who’s thoroughly fed up of being Nicki Minaj.

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  1. Negative: 20 out of 173
  1. Dec 15, 2014
    10
    This is a smart record that has a lot to say and gives listener a reason to hear it. In contrast with her previous records, fans may surprisedThis is a smart record that has a lot to say and gives listener a reason to hear it. In contrast with her previous records, fans may surprised by what they find. She experimentally plays a different style and direction lead to diversity of this album. Every single one of the tracks sounds promising and good that this plays like a 'Greatest Hits' package.

    The best of the best is Pills n Potions, a slow piano ballad which proved her credibility in delivery both pop and hip hop. Her writing successfully portrayed her true expression, emotion and turn this song into a work of art. Besides, Anaconda, her novelty smash brings genius lyrics with irresistible beats that will be quoted for years to come.

    There are some classic tracks here including I Lied and All Thing Go that we got to hear them at their best. Overall, this will be her best work to date but there's a lot of rooms to explore in producing a very cohesive and solid album. To sum up, the album is a notch away from what the fans expect but it's a step towards the singer attracting new fans and without a doubt she made it successfully.
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  2. Dec 22, 2014
    10
    I absolutely loved this album, that's art. You can cry, dance and think about your live earing this one. Nicki was smart when recorded this, II absolutely loved this album, that's art. You can cry, dance and think about your live earing this one. Nicki was smart when recorded this, I really loved. Expand
  3. Dec 20, 2014
    10
    By far the best album of Nicki, it's really relatable and she put her all into this. It's very different from her previous albums and reallyBy far the best album of Nicki, it's really relatable and she put her all into this. It's very different from her previous albums and really has some deep and dark songs. You'll love it! Expand
  4. Dec 16, 2014
    10
    Uma nova forma de arte e conceitos, The Pink Print é um album para se inspirar. Hoje em dia é dificil achar coisas assim de qualidade, e éUma nova forma de arte e conceitos, The Pink Print é um album para se inspirar. Hoje em dia é dificil achar coisas assim de qualidade, e é isso que não falta no album Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2017
    9
    Im certainly impressed. Nicki has been hated all life by the "good music listeners" community but I've given an opportunity to this album andIm certainly impressed. Nicki has been hated all life by the "good music listeners" community but I've given an opportunity to this album and I can say with no doubt that, if you listen to it objectively, it's a good album. Good lyrics, Solid album.

    Of course, you have to set aside stupid songs like Anaconda or Only.
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  6. Jun 10, 2015
    8
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  7. Apr 19, 2017
    0
    Bad, utterly trashy, and highly offensive. Nicki is a talentless witch who makes shoddy stereotypical rap songs such as partying, sex, drugs,Bad, utterly trashy, and highly offensive. Nicki is a talentless witch who makes shoddy stereotypical rap songs such as partying, sex, drugs, etc. Also a terrible candidate for Sugilite from Steven Universe. Please stick to good rap artists such as Azealia Banks, Angel Haze, Dreezy, and Tkay Maidza. Expand

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