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Learn more about Pink Friday(Explicit Version):

Format: CD
Sku: 217611982
UPC: 602527541846
UPC 14: 00602527541846
Release Date: 11/22/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I'm the Best ~ Nicki Minaj
2. Roman's Revenge - (featuring Eminem) ~ Nicki Minaj
3. Did It on 'Em ~ Nicki Minaj
4. Right Thru Me ~ Nicki Minaj
5. Fly ~ Nicki Minaj
6. Save Me ~ Nicki Minaj
7. Moment 4 Life ~ Nicki Minaj
8. Check It Out ~ Nicki Minaj
9. Blazin - (featuring Kanye West) ~ Nicki Minaj
10. Here I Am ~ Nicki Minaj
11. Dear Old Nicki ~ Nicki Minaj
12. Your Love ~ Nicki Minaj
13. Last Chance - (featuring Natasha Bedingfield) ~ Nicki Minaj
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Photographer: G.L. Wood.
Muze PNote By the time 2010 rolled around, debuts like Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday could still fall into the "highly anticipated" category, but the reasoning was different. Two years of strong mixtapes and guest appearances meant the hip-hop faithful already knew this sometimes dirty debutante could take that gutsy Lil' Kim style to another level, and that both the single and the full-length format were at her command. The only question left is how this versatile artist would present herself to the general public, and the answer is a Gwen Stefani-meets-Baz Luhrman-meets-Young Money-type affair that both dazzles and disappoints. Feed off the production, the great musical ideas, and Minaj's keen sense of her surroundings, and Pink Friday is an outstanding success. It's chock-full of new wave textures and diva attitude, creating the kind of atmosphere where will.i.am stops over while you tell the haters to kill themselves over a "Video Killed the Radio Star" sample ("Check It Out"). More grand moments come when Kanye West and Minaj mack together on the great, Simple Minds-sampling "Blazin," or when "Your Love" waltzes out of the speakers with a unique brand of hood majesty, but when "Dear Old Nicki" comes round with "In hindsight, I loved your rawness and I loved your edge," Minaj suggests that her growth as an artist requires the sacrificing of all Trina-like qualities. Confusingly, the key track, "Romans Revenge," finds her winning while acting as savage as ever, standing up to Eminem -- who is in gross-mode -- and literally roaring like a tiger to get the job done. This is the Nicki the mixtape crowd fell in love with, and you only need check out 2009's mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty for examples of how the Barbie (read: pop and R&B) and the bitch (read: hip-hop) sides of Minaj can be sensibly presented together. In the end, Pink Friday is an ambitious, glossy stunner if fashion week is your favorite time of year, but Minaj didn't earn her diva status this way. Longtime fans familiar with her underground work won't even consider this her debut, just an extravagant coming out party, the kind where the invite mentions "no sneakers or athletic apparel." ~ David Jeffries

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Eminem
Muze Guest Artist Rihanna
Muze Guest Artist Will.I.Am
Muze Guest Artist Kanye West
Muze Guest Artist Natasha Bedingfield

Artist Overview

Influenced by the unpredictable rhymes of Missy Elliot along with the sexually charged attitudes of Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown, Jamaica, Queens, native Nicki Minaj was discovered thanks to her MySpace page. It was there that Dirty Money Entertainment CEO Fendi first heard her ability to freestyle and first laid eyes on her steamy set of promo shots. Minaj eventually signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money label. They began to build her career through mixtapes like Lil Wayne's Dedication 3 and Minaj's own Sucka Free. The big breakthrough came when Wayne added his rhymes to her "High as a Kite" single, a mixtape favorite in 2008. ~ David Jeffries
Artist Followers
Cher Lloyd | The OMG Girlz

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Album
Muze Music Compilations Dedication 3(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rebirth(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rebirth
Muze Music Compilations Beauty The Streets:mixtape Vol 1(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sex Therapy(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sex Therapy:experience(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Raymond Vs Raymond
Muze Music Compilations Live From The Kitchen(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Live From The Kitchen
Muze Music Compilations Burrrprint(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Bionic
Muze Music Compilations Thank Me Later
Muze Music Compilations Passion Pain Pleasure
Muze Music Compilations Appeal:georgia's Most Wanted(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations I Am Not A Human Being
Muze Music Compilations I Am Not A Human Being(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tbd
Muze Music Compilations My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Explicit Version) (Deluxe Version)
Muze Music Compilations Calling All Hearts(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Calling All Hearts
Muze Music Compilations Calling All Hearts(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ultra Dance 12
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music 37
Muze Music Compilations Take Care (PA) (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Take Care (Edit) (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations 2012 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Strange Clouds (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Strange Clouds
Muze Music Compilations MDNA (Deluxe Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Careless World(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Careless World
Muze Music Compilations Triple F Life(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Triple F Life (Amended)
Muze Music Compilations Believe (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Believe
Muze Music Compilations Based On A Tru Story
Muze Music Compilations Based On A Tru Story(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Based On A Tru Story(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Based On A Tru Story(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Kiss The Ring(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Kiss The Ring
Muze Music Compilations Kiss The Ring (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Kiss The Ring(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Girl On Fire
Muze Music Compilations Ultra Dance 14
Muze Music Compilations I Am Not A Human Being II Deluxe Edition (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations I Am Not A Human Being Ii
Muze Music Compilations Excuse My French: Deluxe Edition (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Excuse My French(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations More From Pitch Perfect (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Gifted
Muze Music Compilations Gifted(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ciara(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ciara
Muze Music Compilations Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rich Gang
Muze Music Compilations Rich Gang
Muze Music Compilations Hall Of Fame(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Hall Of Fame
Muze Music Compilations Hall Of Fame
Muze Music Compilations M.O. [Deluxe Edition][Explicit]
Muze Music Compilations M.O. [Deluxe Edition][Edited]
Muze Music Compilations M.O. [Explicit]
Muze Music Compilations M.O. [edited]
Muze Music Compilations SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Suffering From Success
Muze Music Compilations FULL FREQUENCY(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations FORMULA VOL 2(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations RISE OF AN EMPIRE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rise Of An Empire
Muze Music Compilations MY KRAZY LIFE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations My Krazy Life
Muze Music Compilations RISE OF AN EMPIRE(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations RISE OF AN EMPIRE(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations TRIGGA(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Trigga
Muze Music Compilations Now Party Anthems Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Blacc Hollywood
Muze Music Compilations BLACC HOLLYWOOD(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Now 52
Muze Music Compilations Loud
Muze Music Compilations Turtleneck Chain
Muze Music Compilations Turtleneck Chain(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Raymond Vs Raymond
Muze Music Compilations Thank Me Later(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sex Therapy:session
Muze Music Compilations Rebirth(Explicit Version)(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations State Vs Radric Davis
Muze Music Compilations Beauty Killer(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Trigga
Muze Music Compilations FORMULA VOL 2 (Deluxe Edition) (Clean)
Muze Music Compilations FORMULA VOL 2 (Clean)
Muze Music Compilations FORMULA VOL 2 (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Excuse My French
Muze Music Compilations TRIGGA(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Battle Of The Sexes(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Take Care(Explicit Version)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/22/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2754184
Music Label Name Label : Cash Money
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602527541846

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Minaj aims for a Rihanna-style crossover approach, singing R&B choruses over electro floss..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.83)
- "'Moment 4 Life' and 'Save Me' turn out to be the real strengths here." -- Grade: B

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.105)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's been the relentless dynamism and intensity of her vocal delivery that have really marked out this rap Barbarella."

Paste (magazine)
- "There's no denying the staying power of jams like 'Moment 4 Life,' the girl-power ditty featuring Young Money star, Drake."

Uncut (magazine)
(p.84)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Nicki Minaj is the pop find of 2010: a flamboyant, potty-mouthed female rapper from Lil Wayne's Young Money stable..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Minaj,Nicki
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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