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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
By the time 2010 rolled around, debuts like Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday could still fall into the "highly anticipated" category, but the reasoning was different. Two years of strong mixtapes and guest appearances meant the hip-hop faithful already knew this sometimes dirty debutante could take that gutsy Lil' Kim style to another level, and that both the single and the full-length format were at her command. The only question left is how this versatile artist would present herself to the general public, and the answer is a Gwen Stefani-meets-Baz Luhrman-meets-Young Money-type affair that both dazzles and disappoints. Feed off the production, the great musical ideas, and ...
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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
By the time 2010 rolled around, debuts like Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday could still fall into the "highly anticipated" category, but the reasoning was different. Two years of strong mixtapes and guest appearances meant the hip-hop faithful already knew this sometimes dirty debutante could take that gutsy Lil' Kim style to another level, and that both the single and the full-length format were at her command. The only question left is how this versatile artist would present herself to the general public, and the answer is a Gwen Stefani-meets-Baz Luhrman-meets-Young Money-type affair that both dazzles and disappoints. Feed off the production, the great musical ideas, and Minaj's keen sense of her surroundings, and Pink Friday is an outstanding success. It's chock-full of new wave textures and diva attitude, creating the kind of atmosphere where will.i.am stops over while you tell the haters to kill themselves over a "Video Killed the Radio Star" sample "Check It Out". More grand moments come when Kanye West and Minaj mack together on the great, Simple Minds-sampling "Blazin," or when "Your Love" waltzes out of the speakers with a unique brand of hood majesty, but when "Dear Old Nicki" comes round with "In hindsight, I loved your rawness and I loved your edge," Minaj suggests that her growth as an artist requires the sacrificing of all Trina-like qualities. Confusingly, the key track, "Romans Revenge," finds her winning while acting as savage as ever, standing up to Eminem -- who is in gross-mode -- and literally roaring like a tiger to get the job done. This is the Nicki the mixtape crowd fell in love with, and you only need check out 2009's mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty for examples of how the Barbie read: pop and R&B and the bitch read: hip-hop sides of Minaj can be sensibly presented together. In the end, Pink Friday is an ambitious, glossy stunner if fashion week is your favorite time of year, but Minaj didn't earn her diva status this way. Longtime fans familiar with her underground work won't even consider this her debut, just an extravagant coming out party, the kind where the invite mentions "no sneakers or athletic apparel."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2010
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602527541846
  • Catalog Number: 001502102
  • Sales rank: 28,030

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I’m the Best (3:37)
  2. 2 Roman's Revenge (4:38)
  3. 3 Did It on 'Em (3:33)
  4. 4 Right Thru Me (3:56)
  5. 5 Fly (3:33)
  6. 6 Save Me (3:05)
  7. 7 Moment 4 Life (4:39)
  8. 8 Check It Out (4:12)
  9. 9 Blazin (5:01)
  10. 10 Here I Am (2:57)
  11. 11 Dear Old Nicki (3:54)
  12. 12 Your Love (4:07)
  13. 13 Last Chance (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nicki Minaj Primary Artist
John B. Keyboards
Shaz Sparks Vocals
will.i.am Synthesizer
J.R. Rotem Various
Kevin Hissink Electric Guitar
DJ Ammo Synthesizer
Safaree "SB" Samuels Vocals
Technical Credits
James Brown Composer
Joe Satriani Composer
Keith Forsey Composer
Robbie Bronnimann Composer
Geoffrey Downes Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Trevor Horn Composer
John B. Programming, Producer
Steve Schiff Composer
T. Smith Composer
T. Williams Composer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Diddy Management
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
D. Johnson Composer
James Cruz Management
will.i.am Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Kanye West Composer
Swizz Beatz Producer
Ronald Williams Executive Producer
Bryan Williams Executive Producer
Kenny Meiselas Legal Counsel
Charles Moniz Engineer
Padraic Kerin Engineer
Natasha Bedingfield Composer
Ariel Chobaz Engineer
J.R. Rotem Arranger
Clemm Rishad Composer
Dwayne "Tha President" Carter Executive Producer
Noah Shebib Engineer
S. Crawford Composer
Kevin Hissink Composer
Bruce Wooley Composer
W. Felder Composer
T-Minus Producer
Onika Maraj Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel Producer
Seandrae "Mr. Bangledesh" Crawford Producer
Joseph Patrick Hughes Composer
Ed Shapiro Legal Counsel
Drew Money Producer
David Freeman Composer
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  • Posted November 27, 2010

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    Let's Not Put Nicki in a Box!

    Everyone keeps saying how she's not hard enough or Hip-Hop enough! Give me a break! Hip-Hop/Rap has been getting a little stale lately. Same old, same old! Blah, blah! Thank God for Ms. Minaj. She's new/fresh and I'm now an official fan of her music. It's great for people who enjoy both pop and rap - but are in need of something new. Nicky is that something new! I like her.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    This is a great CD why is everyone fcking hating on NIcki And Wa

    This is a great CD why is everyone fcking hating on NIcki And Wayne!??
    Get off their tips

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    Wow! Nikki Minaj has finally done it with her new CD!

    Do you like rap? Nicki Minaj is AMAZING! She is the best women rapper on Earth! Listen to her CD Pink Friday and you¿ll find out and be star-struck. Her CD can help you rap good if you¿re a beginner, and after you get the hang of rapping you¿ll still love her. I love her CD because it sort of has good beats, Nicki Minaj is AWESOME, and because the lyrics that are appropriate are FANTASTIC! ¿Roman¿s Revenge¿ and ¿Your Love¿ have the best beats in my opinion. The song that has the worst beat is ¿Moment 4 Life¿ in my opinion. Even though I like the song it sort of gets boring just because of the beat. Another song that has a good beat is ¿Did it on em¿.¿ That is my favorite and my worst beats. As I said before Nicki Minaj is AWESOME! She has a great voice and great music. Some of her clothes are out of this world! She raps with some of the best rappers also. The sound of her voice fits right in with the beats too. I could go on and on about her because I find her absolutely fantastic. The lyrics are inappropriate in some songs but in others they are really good. ¿Today I would wish that it would rain all day maybe that would kinda make the pain go away, tryin¿ to forgive you for abandoning me.¿ That is my favorite lyric from her song with Rihanna called ¿Fly.¿ In ¿Roman¿s Revenge¿ and ¿Did it on em¿¿ the lyrics are really vulgar. I also like ¿Moment 4 Life¿s¿ lyrics. I would recommend this CD for people 13 and older. It is one cool CD to listen to. I would tell everyone to go buy it. Nicki Minaj is a role model for girls and if you want to own something of hers buy Pink Friday. Will you buy her CD and enjoy it?

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

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    Exciting Friday

    I decided to eventually check out this cd when I saw Nicki Minaj give a strong performance as the opening act for Britney Spears. I had a sense that she was going to put out something different when I heard one of her songs that had a cool Enya sample. I must say that this cd definitely exceeded my expectations. Many of the songs on this cd are very fun and upbeat. My favorite musical track in this collection is "Fly" featuring Rihanna. "Fly" is a great track about pursuing your goals and believing in your aspirations regardless of what is reflected on the outside. "Pink Friday" by Minaj is a good cd if you enjoy some quality up-tempo music

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    lets put nicki minaj in a box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nicki minaj is the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

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    lets put nicki minaj in a box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nicki minaj is the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shes dumb stupid deff unintelligent all she ever does to people is yell and scream in peoples whenever she does not get what she wants she acts like a pathetic child whenever she does not get what she wants she crys and whines and yells and screams in peoples faces real musicians that i know of do not even act like that at least my favorite musicians act like adults like children yes nicki minaj acts like a child i saw all this go down on her little mini episode of her show on mtv called nicki minaj my time now nicki minaj is and always will be the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

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    lets put nicki in a box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nicki minaj is the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    lame album by the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lame album by the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

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    nicki minaj is the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nicki minaj is the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

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    this album is lame and pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album is lame and pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

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    this debut album is pathetic and lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album is pathetic and lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2011

    Shes a excellent female rapper!

    Nicki minaj has true talent, most females can't sing rap but she can!
    and for the haters putting her down, stop now! you gotta give her credit for trying, I like this album, I love the song romans revenge and your love and check it out, most of the songs on here are great! :-)

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    this album is uber lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nicki minaj is the worst female rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    this album is pure trash nicki minaj is the worst female rapper alive!!!

    nicki minaj is the worst female rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    nicki minaj stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nicki minaj is the worst female rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    nicki minaj is the worst female rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nicki minaj is the worst female rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

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    this album stinks nicki is not something shes something old and boring and yes annoying

    nicki minaj is garbage buy lil kim instead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2010

    She is great gotta haveit!!!!!

    check it out

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  • Posted November 11, 2010

    yuck suck lame major hype at its best!!!!!!!!

    wow this album sucks really it was a major hype.bring back lauryn hill lil kim, missy elliot eve! this is the worse crap i ever from a female rapper this is far from a classic album such as kim hardcore,lauryn hill debut missy supa dupa fly etc. she should defintly stick to fearures dont waste your money on this crap!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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