Following their “Flawless” remix collaboration (which was named the Best Song of 2014 by TIME), Nicki Minaj reunites with Beyoncé on “Feeling Myself“! The track is featured on her upcoming third studio album The Pinkprint, which is set to drop next week on December 15 via Cash Money Records and Republic Records. Onika and Queen Bey lay down some cocky verses over the Hit-Boy-produced banger: “Changed the game with that digital drop / Know where you was when that digital popped / I stopped the world,” Bey confidently preaches. I diggs but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was expecting a little more from these two.
Her Minajesty also reunites with her “Bang Bang” collaborator Ariana Grande on the Dr. Luke and Cirkut-produced, “Get On Your Knees,” which showcases the rapper’s sexual and seductive side on-top of a bass-heavy beat. The structure is similar to Iggy Azalea‘s hit with Rita Ora, “Black Widow“, and Katy Perry‘s smash “Dark Horse,” which is no surprise considering Katy is credited as a co-writer on all three numbers.
And last but certainly not least is Nicki‘s surprising team up with Tough Love songstress Jessie Ware on “The Crying Game.” The Pop Wansel-produced track sees Nicki going back and forth between emotional verses and soft crooning. “We was just planning a wedding, caught cagin’ doves/You was just tellin’ your mans, that you hate the clubs/Now we in the crying game, heart laced with slugs,” she recalls over the airy and ambient production. The song is easily an immediate favorite from the new LP. GET INTO IT!
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