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. :-/