Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded [Explicit Lyrics]

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Nicki Minaj's sophomore effort was pre-release promoted as the "mixtape Nicki" gone legit, as her unpredictable, provocative, and artistically free alter ego "Roman Zolanski" bubbled to the top. That's sensible as this bold, layered artist is just as comfortable alongside Madonna during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show as she is hanging with the Cash Money crew during the after party, so a two-album roll out might be necessary, but this is the wrong part two. The first Pink Friday presented a street queen gone elegant which is what you do when you go from mixtapes sold at quickie marts to Dr. Luke productions sold by publicly traded companies and here, the Roman gone ...
See more details below
CD
$10.82
BN.com price
(Save 1%)$10.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (8) from $3.07   
  • New (6) from $3.07   
  • Used (2) from $0.00   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Nicki Minaj's sophomore effort was pre-release promoted as the "mixtape Nicki" gone legit, as her unpredictable, provocative, and artistically free alter ego "Roman Zolanski" bubbled to the top. That's sensible as this bold, layered artist is just as comfortable alongside Madonna during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show as she is hanging with the Cash Money crew during the after party, so a two-album roll out might be necessary, but this is the wrong part two. The first Pink Friday presented a street queen gone elegant which is what you do when you go from mixtapes sold at quickie marts to Dr. Luke productions sold by publicly traded companies and here, the Roman gone well-funded thing works for more than an EP's worth of cuts. "Starships" offers a Katy Perry-styled singer that can convincingly drop both a MF-bomb and a weed reference, while the vicious "Stupid Hoe" gives birth to the genre of millionaire booty music and suddenly, sipping sizzurp in your own private jet seems entirely possible. Then there's vaudeville-hop opener "Roman Holiday" where the rapper/singer adds performance artist to the list by doing a British constable impression over knotty electro, while "Come On a Cone" gives Nicki her own "A Milli" and states the album's purpose "Now I'm not masturbatin'/But I'm feelin' myself" as only she can. A handful of equally inspired numbers that come from this angle of gangsta-girl-in- a-post-wonky-pop-world add to the excitement, and with RedOne and a batch of other innovative producers providing a kaleidoscope of beats, the first half of the album is an amusement park for production lovers. Still, as the Lil Kim side of Nicki heads into the wonderfully dangerous territory of Gangsta Boo, Khia, Peaches, and beyond, her Madonna side has drifted into the land of Kara DioGuardi and other craftspeople for hire, as you could offer most of the latter part of this album to Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, late-era Santana, or etc. The polished ballad "Marilyn Monroe" is a prime example and it would be an admirable second-tier track most anywhere else, but here, Nicki's simple musing about Marilyn and fame is one complicated, misunderstood blonde bombshell addressing another, but on a surface level when there's substantial stuff to explore. Cut the iffy pop off these 19 tracks and you're left with Roman's true four-star empire, but as it is, Roman Reloaded is a frustrating mix of significant and skippable.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2012
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527944067
  • Catalog Number: 001653002
  • Sales rank: 4,711

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Roman Holiday (4:05)
  2. 2 Come On a Cone (3:05)
  3. 3 I Am Your Leader (3:33)
  4. 4 Beez In the Trap - 2 Chainz (4:28)
  5. 5 Hov Lane (3:13)
  6. 6 Roman Reloaded (3:16)
  7. 7 Champion (4:56)
  8. 8 Right By My Side (4:25)
  9. 9 Sex In the Lounge (3:27)
  10. 10 Starships (3:30)
  11. 11 Pound the Alarm (3:25)
  12. 12 Whip It (3:15)
  13. 13 Automatic (3:18)
  14. 14 Beautiful Sinner (3:47)
  15. 15 Marilyn Monroe (3:16)
  16. 16 Young Forever (3:06)
  17. 17 Fire Burns (2:59)
  18. 18 Gun Shot (4:39)
  19. 19 Stupid Hoe (3:16)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nicki Minaj Primary Artist
Wayne Hector Vocals
Jeanette Olsson Background Vocals
RedOne Background Vocals
Carl Falk Guitar, Vocals
Kalenna Harper Vocals
Teddy Sky Background Vocals
Bilal "The Chef" Hajji Background Vocals
AJ Junior Background Vocals
Mohombi Vocals
Marissa Bregman Vocals
Technical Credits
John Rivers Engineer
Kane Producer
Blackout Producer
Ke'Noe Producer
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Nicholas Cooper Vocal Producer
Ariel Chobaz Engineer
J.R. Rotem Producer
Dreamlab Producer
RedOne Producer, Instrumentation, Vocal Editing
Hit Boy Producer
Nicki Minaj Executive Producer
Dwayne "Tha President" Carter Composer, Executive Producer
Finis "KY" White Engineer
Rami Producer, Instrumentation, Vocal Editing
Noah Shebib Engineer
Carl Falk Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Alex Da Kid Producer
Gelly Kusuma Engineer
Alex P. Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation, Vocal Editing
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Donald "Tixie" Dixon Engineer
Stuart White Engineer
T-Minus Producer
Ronald "Slim Tha Don" Williams Executive Producer
Michael "Banger" Cadahia Engineer
Elizabeth Gallardo Recording Assistant
Bryan "Baby Birdman" Williams Executive Producer
Trevor Muzzy Engineer, Vocal Editing
Noel Cadastre Recording Assistant
Cortez Bryant Executive Producer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel Producer
Safaree "SB" Samuels Composer, Executive Producer
Rico Beats Producer
Clint Gibbs Recording Assistant
Smitty Producer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Jimmy Joker Producer, Instrumentation
Cirkut Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Jermaine Preyan Executive Producer
Ryan Producer
Jon Sher Recording Assistant
Jahshari Wilson Cover Design
Oakwud Producer
Nikhil Seethram Composer, Producer
JProof Producer
Flippa123 Producer
DJ Diamond Kuts Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 15, 2012

    Good album but too many pop songs

    Good album but too many pop songs

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Nicki minaj is awesome. this album is good, except I really don

    Nicki minaj is awesome. this album is good, except I really don't like the song "stupid hoe" I think that's its not appropriate. but other than that her other songs are good.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews