Nicki Minaj “All Things Go”

All things a go for Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album, The Pinkprint. Pun intended as Nicki drops “All Things Go” off the album with pre-orders going live on iTunes tonite. The album drops December 15th, so we’ll likely get the full product soon.

As for the song itself, it’s one of Nicki’s more personal records of substance of the previews thus far. I appreciate this one as Nicki raps and then sings her own hook. I think the casual Nicki fan will likewise appreciate, especially with the dark tone of the production that’s become a staple from Boi-1da & Vinylz. The beat is more than solid, it’s superb.

Listen below (UPDATE: Explicit/CDQ):

One more note from the iTunes release: a bonus track called “Truffle Butter” features Drake & Lil Wayne and will appear as an iTunes exclusive. What to expect from a track called “Truffle Butter”…

ICYMI: Nicki Minaj ‘The Pinkprint’ (Tracklist) + GQ Photo

Lil Wayne f/ Drake “Grindin”

Just in time for the start of the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour comes “Grindin'” — the second Lil Wayne Drake collab off the forthcoming Carter V. When you think of “Grindin'” you definitely think of the bangin’ Clipse classic, but time will tell if you’ll also think of this instant smash from 2 of today’s hottest rappers.

Naturally, this is an anthem for the hard work that I think got better as it went along. Wayne borrows the Migos flow, which I’m lukewarm about in general, and puts down some nice lines throughout. Drake’s verse concludes the record and he kills it over the bumpin’ beat from Boi-1da & Vinylz with his usual, refreshingly honest perspective. Plus, Drizzy has a few lines that may become iconic due to the motivating parallels:

N****az wrong everyday

*Tibs Fav.

Travi$ Scott f/ Big Sean & The 1975 “Don’t Play”

Travi$ Scott brings together Big Sean and The 1975 for his debut album, Rodeo, as “Don’t Play” is set to turn it up this summer as the appropriate first single. Good flow and energy on this one from both Travis and Sean’s guest verse; plus the outro adds another level to it too. I can already see Mano and Holt playing this to a jam-packed Chicago crowd and everyone goin’ crazy. Vinylz, who most recently contributed on “Believe Me”, does a nice job producing “Don’t Play” so don’t play, and press play?!

Lil Wayne f/ Drake “Believe Me”

Believe me, this one’s fire.

OK, I’ll see myself out.

UPDATE: CDQ/Mastered.

Wayne, Drake, produced in lethal fashion by Boi-1da and Vinylz. Drizzy kicks it off and spits the hook — both of the high quality of his recent solo releases. But that’s not all from Drake. Before he comes back, Weezy spits a nice verse from beginning to end. The first few lines and the latter half particularly shine. Then the beat slows down for more raps from Drake, then Wayne. Unique structure, and though I like the first half of the 5:39 song more, I’m going to have this rollin’ all the way through. Add this one to the rotation, it will fire ya up for Carter V.

I’m the only one that get the job done, I don’t know a n**** that can cover for me.
Got some game from my daddy, so she might say she love me, she don’t love me like she say she love me.
Believe me, believe me.  I’m the n**** boy they love me in the street.
I’m not tryin’ to find nobody else to be. I’m the one they see because they all..
Believe me.

– Drake’s latest fire hook

*Tibs Fav.

ORIGINALLY POSTED: 05.02.14 11:36p