Vintage Minaj

It was recently suggested to me by PA Jessie’s husband that the M and N are worn off on my work computer keyboard from repeatedly typing “Minaj” and “Monae.” I mean – that makes a lot of sense! I can’t get enough of either of those ladies.

Ms. Minaj’s killer record Pink Friday seems to break a new sales record every week (the latest: most consecutive weeks in the top 10 for a female rap artist in the Billboard 200), but she didn’t just appear out of nowhere, y’know. She’s been making mixtapes and honing her skills since 2007. Her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty is the most cohesive of these, in my opinion, and includes the extreme banger “Itty Bitty Piggy.” Whenever I get “that 2:30 feeling,” I cue this up and once again, I find that I can conquer the world. BEHOLD:



OMG, what is your favorite line? It’s so hard to pick, but I’m going to have to go with “I think I’ll have a rap bitch for my entree.”

You can download Beam Me Up Scotty here and/or get Pink Friday at Insound. Do both!!