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Pink Friday (Deluxe Version) [Explicit]

Pink Friday (Deluxe Version) [Explicit]

November 22, 2010
3.8 out of 5 stars 352 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 22, 2010
  • Release Date: November 22, 2010
  • Label: Cash Money Records/Motown Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Cash Money Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:01:38
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B004BSAEQC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 352 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,714 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Really Quick Review : If you like the singles "Right Thru Me" "Check it Out" and "Your Love" than you will LOVE Pink Friday.

OK, the rest of it:
Just about every song here is made for Top 40 radio and there a number of well-known stars here whose purpose is to maximize hit potential. "Fly" has Rihanna, "Moment 4 Life" has Drake "Last Chance" has ...Natasha Bedingfield??

The trouble with this Black-Eyed-Appease-radio-friendly-appeal-to-every-demographic approach is that Nicki has superlative MC skills and a Missy-Gaga-like eccentricity and pairing her up with these poppy, sanitized tracks is akin to watching a former NFL linebacker compete on that Dancing Stars show. It's a round peg into a square hole.
Is Nicki an able MC? Of course she is -- you've heard her on "Lil Freak", the "Hello Good Morning" remix and, above all her verse on "Monster" which, as far I'm concerned, is reminiscent of Busta Rhymes on Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario" where he slaughtered everyone else on that track and set the foundation for his own solo stardom.

She's obviously influenced by off-kilter MC's like ODB and Missy, but someone (management, the record company?) is keeping her muzzled here with both the accents the "freaky" persona. And no doubt, you don't want her to get gimmicky, but that *is* a wide part of her appeal.

There's no "street" on this CD, no New York grit and grime, no real torque just a glossy sheen. And while she may not appreciate comparisons to Lil Kim or Foxy Brown, their first cds were triumphantly New York with rollicking, bouncy riddims and fat soulful beats.

I give this three stars, because even though it's not *my* taste, it is a professionally crafted cd. Hopefully her next cd is a little more freewheeling and lets more of her personality shine through.
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Thing is, when the hype surrounding you is so huge, being "good" isn't even good enough anymore. People begin to expect greatness every single time out and that's tough to do for any artist or professional at what they do. To a kid that has made straight A's their entire life, a B is almost seen as a failure in the eyes of some. You get the point. All in all, the album is decent. Stand out tracks for me.

Roman's Revenge - 5/5 - Slim Shady did his thing on this track. Roman held his own too. great hook.
Right Thru Me - 4/5 - Catchy. I'm sure a lot of chicks can relate.
Fly - 4.5/5 - Rihanna does an amazing job. Two solid verses from Nicki.
Save Me - 5/5 - Amazing Song. I can "feel" this song. Some songs do that to you. You just "feel" it.
Moment for life - 4.5/5 - is it me or is Drake killing every feature these days??? I have yet to hear a bad verse from him.
Check It Out - 4/5 - Fun dance song. Great verse from Nicki.

The other tracks are decent. 3-4 range. If I could more accurately rate the album, I would give it a 3.75 (4 for production and 3.5 for lyrics) due to the massive hype and praise. I was honestly expecting nothing less than perfection, but a B will do. Disregard any reviews that gave this album a 1. Cmon, be real, they couldn't have listened to the entire album. :-/
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C'mon guys. Just because Nicki Minaj puts out a subpar, pop-ish album doesn't mean hip hop is dead. Nor does it mean she's a talentless hack. She's just...misguided? That'll work.

This album is not that great. It's not even very good. But it'll do. I, too, was expecting a looot more from her, but I'm not entirely surprised. As another reviewer noted, it seems like she only goes hard when she's featured on another artist's track and doesn't quite get there in her solo stuff, which probably results from a lack of experience. Maybe she's just a product of poor production influence. Maybe she was a little intimidated, what with all the INSANE BUZZ surrounding her. Maybe we're just expecting too much. Whatever it is, the album is disappointing - I don't deny this.

But give her a break. It's listenable and fun. A couple of tracks may be skip-worthy, but most are just silly, synth-laden tunes with okay hooks and entertaining raps. This isn't a five-star album. This isn't a one-star album either.

Better luck next time, Nicki. And, reviewers, stop bitching. Please and thanks.
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I was extremely excited about the release of Pink Friday. I was expecting nothing but amazing. But I am sad to admit, It has to be the worst CD I have purchased in quite a long time. Once I listened to ALL 16 tracks, I had to pop it out of my CD player and put it away. I dont think I will pull it back out either:(I think Niki makes an amazing feature, but is NOT strong enough to hold up an entire song. The only songs I thought were "OK" were those with other features such as Eminem and Kanye. I think she was over hyped and now did not live up to it. I wish her all the best on the second album. I dont think I will ever purchase another entire album of hers again, but maybe download a single here and there.
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I'll be the first to say it; WE ALL OWE NAS $10 cause HIP HOP is DEAD! He told ya'll that this was coming but we simply didn't want to see it....what's crazy to me is that this Garbage would get compared to a legend. There are tons of credible female MC's that this imitation will have to pass to even reach Kim (Foxy, Eve, Rah Diggah, Trina, etc....) so it's crazy that she can openly steal another MC's style and then water it down with a wack delivery and call it "New"...."Has Been, that's right I said it Has Been..." Nick/Baby you've got to even "Bee" to have "Been", here is a very strong word of advice if you're going to try and discredit a MUSIC ICON (Not a HIP HOP ICON, but a freakin House Hold name) then you're going to have to first surpass her Body of Work...The reason why you're not ever going to be mentioned in the next ten years is that Hip Hop is constently evolving and it's also very fickle; which is the only reason that you and your AL B Sure looking counterpart will not be mentioned after about two seasons....if it were all about Hype then G Unit and 5-0 would still be around, but it's about Hip Hop and staying true to it, I predict that this Album will sell about 500k and maybe even a million but most gimmicks do! When the "Pop" kids catch on to the next trend than we can get back to the "Realllll Hip Hop, Hip Hop"
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