Pink Friday [Deluxe Version] [Explicit Lyrics]

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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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Editorial Reviews

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." [The Deluxe Edition included three bonus tracks, including the smash hit "Super Bass."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2010
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602527573038
  • Catalog Number: 001512402
  • Sales rank: 29,119

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)
  14. 14 Super Bass (3:19)
  15. 15 Blow Ya Mind (3:40)
  16. 16 Muny (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nicki Minaj Primary Artist
Shaz Sparks Vocals
will.i.am Synthesizer
Jabba Vocals
J.R. Rotem Various
Kevin Hissink Guitar
Esther Dean Vocals
DJ Ammo Synthesizer
Safaree Samuels Vocals
Danny Boy Styles Vocals
Technical Credits
James Brown Composer
Joe Satriani Composer
Keith Forsey Composer
Robbie Bronnimann Composer
Geoffrey Downes Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Trevor Horn Composer
Steve Schiff Composer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
Kane Producer
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
Brandon "Bizzy" Hollemon Composer
Natasha Bedingfield Composer
Ariel Chobaz Engineer
J.R. Rotem Arranger, Producer
The Blackout Movement Producer
Clemm Rishad Composer
Sean Combs Management
Noah Shebib Engineer
Kevin Hissink Composer
Dwayne Carter Executive Producer
Bruce Wooley Composer
T-Minus Producer
Esther Dean Composer
Onika Maraj Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel Producer
Joseph Patrick Hughes Composer
Ed Shapiro Legal Counsel
Drew Money Producer
David Freeman Composer
Seandrae Crawford Producer
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  • Posted February 2, 2011

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    nicki minaj stinks her debut album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nicki minaj is a fake fraud and a hack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    this album is trash and garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album is trash garbage etc etc etc etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

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    definitely blazin'

    i don't think anyone expected nicki's first album to be an unstoppable instant classic, but it at least surpassed my expectations. she has great character on all her records, and it's always nice to see a female hip-hopper break out of the "my neck, my back" boredom that overwhelms most of the music. yeah, she gets smashed by her guest stars, but "pink friday" is definitely a bar-setter for other chicks in the game.

    (to haters: it's not necessary to make up 3 different user names to say how much you don't like the record. or, if it is necessary, make them a little different from each other.)

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    this album stinks nicki minaj is dumb stupid and unintelligent

    this whole entire album is pure trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    untalented pure garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks nicki minaj is dumb stupid and her voice is annoying dumb and lame and she totally is unintelligent i saw her documentary on mtv and she pisses me off shes ugly as well this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

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    the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

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

    this album is one big epic fail nicki minaj is the worst female rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

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    this album is pure trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the songs stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

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    this album seriously does stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks nicki minaj is the worst female rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2010

    $8 for 3 extra song?!

    not worth buying this..

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    I think moment 4 life is awesome, I love Drake, and this is the

    I think moment 4 life is awesome, I love Drake, and this is the first song by Nicki I paid attention too, I love the video & she is amazing with her words, her first verse is amazing...HATERS WHY RATE IF ALL YOU DO IS HATE? She is beautiful even though her body been worked on(she the only woman I have seen her breast implants are gorgeous on her) ANYWAY NICKI you ever hit RI hit me up lol
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

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    this album is one big epic borefest

    nicki minaj is annoying shes one big epic fail this album is boring dumb and stupid and unintelligent this album truly is a borefest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

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    this is nicki minaj at her worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album has epic fail written all over it this is one of the worst albums of 2010 i hope she stops making music soon shes already a trainwreck if she makes another album shell be even a bigger disaster and she will fall in another hole and she would not be able to get of this next hole she will fall into!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    nicki minaj is the worst female mc alive lets put nicki minaj in a box!!

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

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

    this is the worst debut album i have ever listened to plus nicki minaj is the worst female mc alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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 nicki minaj is dumb stupid and overall annoying and unintelligent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

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

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

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    the day this album was released was the day rap and hip hop music died

    nicki minaj is 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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