Nicki Minaj’s December release was probably the most talked about album throughout 2014. Young Money’s first lady kept the buzz surrounding her third LP going by doing dope remixes, releasing random radio friendly records here and there, and by stripping down her look and making public appearances looking as sexy as ever. Little did hip-hop know that her raunchy half-naked Instagram posts and revealing outfits would metaphorically represent The Pinkprint‘s theme and concept.
Musically, Minaj looked poised to bring bars back and return to her mixtape ways, a motive that was indicated with her minimal look and decision to lay off the outrageous outfits and wigs. Nicki accepted her sex appeal more than ever in 2014, and wasn’t shy to flaunt her feminine dominance — similar to how The Pinkprint is her most revealing release up to date and gives fans their closest look at the femcee during her most vulnerable state yet. On a personal aspect, the rapper is bare and open on the project — so it makes sense that she’s using her undeniable sex appeal as a challenge for hip-hop to look past her infamous assets while they learn about her life on a personal scale while listening to The Pinkprint.
With that said, not only is The Pinkprint Minaj’s most personal album, but it’s also her best release up to date…by far. Hip-hop’s leading lady found the perfect combination of raw raps mixed with Top 40 friendly hits with the LP. In addition, Nicki’s newfound formula for flawlessly meshing flexing with feelings shows her growth as an artist should be acknowledged more so than her physical appearance.
Check out our track-by-track review of the project below.
1. All Things Go
With “All Things Go,” Nicki Minaj doesn’t hesitate to set the tone for The Pinkprint by giving fans the album’s most personal and revealing song first. In the track, she discusses dealing with in her family, both her cousin’s and her teenage abortion.
2. I Lied
Nicki Minaj flexes her improved range as a vocalist with “I Lied.” The track itself speaks on the classic battle between the selling yourself short and self-worth in search of love.