Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Re-Up [2CD/1DVD]

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Re-Up [2CD/1DVD]

by Nicki Minaj

Kicking her career off with an exciting but flawed debut (2009's Pink Friday) and a scattershot and safe sophomore release (2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded), Young Money superstar Nicki Minaj continues to mess with her discography with this re-upping re-release, which tacks eight new tracks onto the front of her second…  See more details below


Kicking her career off with an exciting but flawed debut (2009's Pink Friday) and a scattershot and safe sophomore release (2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded), Young Money superstar Nicki Minaj continues to mess with her discography with this re-upping re-release, which tacks eight new tracks onto the front of her second album. Good news is, the too-pop Roman Reloaded now feels more balanced once this eight-track EP worth of material tips the scales, and if you missed the vicious-mixtape-Minaj that seemed like Foxy Brown crossed with anime, the Lil Wayne team-up "High School" restores faith with three-and-half minutes of driven, witty filth. The Re-Up comes on with such an anti-Roman, back-to-basics attitude that it slowly slithers up to the Wayne track, opening with a grind-meets-gospel cut "Up in Flames" ("I keep a sniper/I ain't talkin' 'bout Wesley") before the loopy meditation on fame called "Freedom" offers the listener a dreamy float in space. Then there's the dark majesty of "Hell Yeah," which comes off as a cursed Usher track while also rhyming "menses" with "Louis V lenses," but everything after the Wayne duet is the kinetic Minaj of the past, starting with the too true "I'm Legit," where Nicki alternates between imitating a robot and an air-raid siren as Ciara provides the silky hook. It's a thrill, as is the girls' night anthem "The Boys," which skillfully switches influences from Diddy to Diplo to Dan Fogelberg (dig that acoustic guitar bridge) with singer Cassie along for the ride. As "Va Va Voom" closes The Re-Up with some Black Eyed Peas-styled flash, this tacked-on EP winds up as wild and rangy as Minaj's debut. For fans who don't yet own the second album, this is certainly the better deal and bigger picture, and with some versions adding a DVD's worth of videos, the value goes up.

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Disc 1

  1. Up in Flames
  2. Freedom
  3. Hell Yeah
  4. High School
  5. I'm Legit
  6. I Endorse These Strippers  -  Brinx
  7. The Boys
  8. Va Va Voom

Disc 2

  1. Come on a Cone
  2. Make Me Proud
  3. Roman's Revenge
  4. Fire Burns
  5. Save Me
  6. Facts of Life
  7. Broken Silence
  8. Moment 4 Life
  9. Starships
  10. Up All Night
  11. Party Animal Beat
  12. One of Those Nights Beat
  13. End of Worlds Beat
  14. The W Beat
  15. Yardie Bea
  16. Prosty Beat
  17. Water Logged Beat
  18. Gotta Ball Beat

Disc 3

  1. Roman Holiday
  2. Come on a Cone
  3. I Am Your Leader
  4. Beez in the Trap  - 2 Chainz
  5. HOV Lane
  6. Roman Reloaded
  7. Champion
  8. Right by My Side
  9. Sex in the Lounge
  10. Starships
  11. Pound the Alarm
  12. Whip It
  13. Automatic
  14. Beautiful Sinner
  15. Marilyn Monroe
  16. Young Forever
  17. Fire Burns
  18. Gun Shot
  19. Stupid Hoe

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nicki Minaj   Primary Artist
Renee Rowe   Vocals
Wayne Hector   Vocals
Luke   Musician
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Amoy Levy   Vocals
RedOne   Background Vocals
Koool Kojak   Musician
LaKeisha Lewis   Background Vocals
Carl Falk   Guitar,Vocals
Kalenna Harper   Vocals
Boi-1DA   Drums
Teddy Sky   Background Vocals
Bilal "The Chef" Hajji   Background Vocals
AJ Junior   Background Vocals
Mohombi   Vocals
Stephen Kozmeniuk   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Viola,Bells
Cirkut   Musician
Marissa Bregman   Vocals
Bret Ryan   Piano,Hand Clapping
Candace Marie Wakefield   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Party Animal   Composer,Producer
Trevor Smith   Composer
John Rivers   Engineer
Chris Athens   Mastering
Michael Foster   Composer
Max Martin   Composer
Malik Taylor   Composer
Inga Marchand   Composer
Alan Thicke   Composer
Burton   Composer
Kamaal Fareed   Composer
Juicy J   Producer
Jordan Houston   Composer
G. Smith   Composer
Ke'Noe   Producer
James Jackson   Composer
Jean Baptiste   Composer
Rami   Producer,Instrumentation,Vocal Editing
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Blackout   Producer
Luke   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Nicholas Cooper   Vocal Producer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald   Composer
Ariel Chobaz   Engineer
J.R. Rotem   Producer
Anjulie Persaud   Composer
Crazy Mike   Producer
Dreamlab   Producer
Jonas Jeberg   Composer,Producer
Rami Yacoub   Composer
Kane   Producer
Parker   Producer,Engineer
RedOne   Producer,Instrumentation,Vocal Editing
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer
Hit Boy   Producer
Ester Dean   Composer
Grizzlee   Composer,Producer
Nicki Minaj   Executive Producer
Finis "KY" White   Engineer
Koool Kojak   Producer
Nadir Khayat   Composer
Michael Stevenson   Composer
Noah Shebib   Composer,Engineer
Carl Falk   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Henry Walter   Composer
W. Roberts   Composer
Alex Da Kid   Producer
Gelly Kusuma   Engineer
Alex P.   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation,Vocal Editing
Dwayne Carter   Composer,Executive Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner   Mastering
Donald "Tixie" Dixon   Engineer
Boi-1DA   Producer
J. Thornfeldt   Composer
Stuart White   Engineer
W. Thomas   Composer
W. Hector   Composer
M. Jordan   Composer
John Davis   Composer
Lamont Porter   Composer
Jess Jackson   Engineer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   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
Melvin Hough   Composer
Onika Maraj   Composer
Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad   Composer
Allan Grigg   Composer
Trevor Muzzy   Engineer,Vocal Editing
Matthew Burnett   Composer
Noel Cadastre   Recording Assistant
Cortez Bryant   Executive Producer
Anthony Palman   Composer
Matthew Samuels   Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer,Producer
Keith Thomas   Composer
Stephen Kozmeniuk   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jean Baptise   Producer
Safaree Samuels   Executive Producer
Rico Beats   Producer
Clint Gibbs   Recording Assistant
Tyler Williams   Composer
Rivelino Raoul Wouter   Composer
Mus   Producer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer
Jimmy Joker   Producer,Instrumentation
Maven Boys   Additional Production
Chauncey Hollis   Composer
Cirkut   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Jermaine Preyan   Executive Producer
Jon Sher   Recording Assistant
Jahshari Wilson   Cover Design
Oakwud   Producer
Nikhil Seethram   Producer
JProof   Producer
Flippa123   Producer
DJ Diamond Kuts   Producer
Brett Ryan Kruger   Composer
Nikhil Seetharam   Composer
J. Rotem   Composer
G. Sandell   Composer
L. Nacht   Composer
L. Haywood   Composer
K. Sheehan   Composer
T. Dunham   Composer
S. Samuels   Composer
R. Yacoub   Composer
R. Marrone   Composer
R. Golan   Composer
R. Colson   Composer
Aubrey Graham   Composer
Parker Ighile   Composer
Zale Epstein   Composer,drum programming
Jawara Headley   Composer
Kenza Samir   Composer
Gloria J. Loring Beaumont   Composer

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