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post #2301 of 6402 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 10:40 PM
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Is that really surprising? Did you really think the likes of Kendrick, Ross, Nas, Wiz or Lupe would out-sell her?

Even though her music is shit, popularity wise, she's on another level compared to those guys in the mainstream world aka people who buy albums. Her fanbase is just much bigger than theirs.
Well, those guys primarily cater to dudes, while Nicki Minaj caters to chicks. And for some reason, only chicks buy albums.


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i didnt say i was surprised. however it still irks me of course.

how can people be a fan of the tranny with a thousand voices


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Nicki has those idiotic teenage girls on her side, that's why. The same people that buy Nicki's albums buy bullshit like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

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Yeah, it was great that Kendrick Lamar's album sold more than even I think it would. Props to him for going gold, (although I predict it possibly would go platinum in the next couple of months). Nicki has her widespread fanbase of course, but I think she will cross over to the dark side and cater to the pop enthusiasts. Only last rapper that I believe can legit go platinum is Eminem (even Wayne/Drake, IIRC), and what I've been hearing from him lately is pretty half-baked compared to his older work.

How much did Nicki first album sell though? Because to me, that was a much better album and that was pretty close to hitting that pop-rap album perfection that she seems to be going after. It didn' hit it, but it was kinda close. This last album wasn't close.

Her music will never really appeal to me, but as a black female(2 strikes against her from jump from certain masses) I will ride for her as long as she do what she do with some integrity. Before she was doing so, this last album, not so much. I'll give her a pass for now though because she's getting over big time. I KNOW she knows her hip hop though, so now that she's really got them Becky's in her corner she better bring it and make them understand and if they don't get it, fuck 'em. I got no problem expanding fanbases, just don't go full on wack shit. Too much to ask?

I ain't asking for an MC Superunderground," I got skills" album from her. She can go pop-rap, just make it GOOD, and don't forget the RAP part of it..

Eminem's cooked, IMO. Though part of that might be wishful thinking, I don't like him, he's gotten an outsized amount of credit for years, and I hope he just goes away. On Facebook not too long ago somebody I knew back in the day liked some page like "It's not rap without Eminem". I defriended his corny ass, fuck outta here with that.
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Nicki's first album went platinum. Her first album was actually decent, but that album she released this year was pure shit.

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Nicki Minaj is actually a great female rapper when she wants to be. It's just Pop has control of her soul and she needs an excorcist.

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Pretty much CombatAnalyst.

How many rappers, let alone female rappers can you say have destroyed Jay-Z & Kanye on the same track like Nicki did with Monster? She's actually talented and she can rap, but she chooses to go the pop route and to be honest, I can't really blame her. It's hard, especially in this day and age for a female rapper to get over and become big in the rap world and Nicki's not only done that, but she used that platform to cross over and go pop and now she's the biggest female rap act since Missy Elliott back in the early 2000's.

I don't really wish her career any harm, I just wish that she would put out better music and make music to her potential and stop selling herself short for the pop shit.

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i didnt say i was surprised. however it still irks me of course.

how can people be a fan of the tranny with a thousand voices
I mean, Kendrick does the voices too. Do you hate on him for it?

I could be wrong, but Nicki was doing that before Kendrick wasn't she? He probably got it from her, I remember her doing it on that "Bottoms Up" song a few years back.

Most of Nicki's music is either too pop or too weird for me to enjoy. But I can respect her talent. She ATE some of the best rappers ever on Kanye's last album and that doesn't happen by accident. She's got talent, I just hope she's able to fully show it, and get off the sideshow BS she's seeming to be on lately. Just make good music, you already got them Becky's interested and listening.....don't cater to them, make their dumb asses feel YOU.

I know she knows her shit, hoping she represents next time out.
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She claimed that on her next album, she'll be rapping like she used to do back in like 09 & 10 before she went mainstream. I'll believe it when I see it.

That's my thing though LB. She has talent and potential, but she doesn't utilize it. I can understand her wanting to be pop to make more money but shit, that doesn't make you can't make an actual rap song.

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Nicki can keep the alter egos, accents, costumes, wigs, and clothing. (Everything that makes her Nicki) Just be real Hip-Hop. Growing up in Queens, with a crazy dad, she has the story for it. Hopefully she can do that on the Pinkprint.

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