‘Queen’ is actually the fourth studio album by Trinidadian-born American rapper that is Nicki Minaj. It was released on the 10th of August 2018, through Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and also Republic Records. It is Minaj’s first album in nearly four years, following The Pinkprint in 2014. The rapper started recording the album throughout 2017 and 2018 and collaborated with a handful of producers to reach her desired sound.
It features guest appearances by rappers Eminem, Foxy Brown, Future, Swae Lee, and Lil Wayne; and singers Ariana Grande, Labrinth, and The Weeknd. The album’s release date was delayed before ultimately being released a week ahead of schedule. It was supported by the singles like ‘Chun-Li’, ‘Bed’, ‘Barbie Dreams’ and a remix of ‘Good Form’. These are 5 personally opinionated favorite songs from the amazing ‘Queen’ album by Nicki Minaj.
The highest-performing advance single from “Queen,” “Chun-Li” may not go down as Minaj’s most iconic single, but it’s nowhere near an unwelcome inclusion on the album.
2) Come See About Me
This is Nicki at her most sentimental, ranking among the highlights of “Queen” with a track that’s as evocative as The Supremes song that shares its name, but considerably more emo.
3) Barbie Dreams
Minaj may have gone on hiatus, but she’s clearly been taking notes on her male hip-hop counterparts. She flips The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Dreams” beat and unloads the greatest run of insults we’ve heard this decade. Put “Barbie Dreams” in a time capsule for its perfect encapsulation of every dumb hip-hop drama we were talking about in 2018. Just put it in the Smithsonian.
4) Bed (feat. Ariana Grande)
“Bed” sees Minaj and Grande in their respective pop seductress modes, and considering how often the two artists collaborate, they have their roles down pat – Grande, the innocent lamb, and Minaj, the assertive lion. “I got a bed with your name on it,” Grande coos as Minaj runs through come-ons about thousand-dollar sheets and men’s sweatpants, making for another “Queen” single that doesn’t quite rank among the album’s best tracks.
5) Good Form
Good Form” is peak Nicki bravado, chest-puffing and explicit, and also a fitting counterpart to “LLC,” as a pair of tracks with the stinging lyricisms and bratty flows at which Minaj excels.