News: Nicki Minaj Scrambles Through Possible Debut Titles, "Maybe We Should Call It 'The Album'"
Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 9:50AM
Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has begun cooking up titles for her long-awaited debut album, tossing off one unmistakeable name, The Album.
While a definitive title has not been determined yet, Minaj confirmed reports that November is when her debut will hit stores.
Nicki's fans will be crying tears of joy when her long-anticipated debut album hits stores. She promises the project will be out before the end of the year, and she's focusing heavily on recording her own songs. "Maybe a few things cooking," Nicki answered with a smile when asked if she has any more guest appearances coming up. "But right now, it's all about the album. November 23. Nothing comes before that." Then Nicki contemplated the title of her project. "Maybe we should call it ... The Album," she ruminated. "Nicki Minaj: The Album," she continued before dismissing the idea. "I don't know, it'll come." (MTV)
Recently, Minaj revealed that Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.i.am will be involved in the project.
"I don't want to say too much, but I just did some work with will.i.am," Minaj said in an interview. "Just something for my album that I'm really excited about. The album is much more emotional than you anticipate, which is a great thing. And I know women are gonna connect to the album so much. I felt like for so many years I was the girl who did the catchy little raps, and it's time for me now to tell my story, and in telling my story, I'm really telling every girl's story. We all go through the same thing. So the album is gonna feel very personal to every female." (Entertainment Weekly)
Last spring, Minaj hinted at linking with Grammy-winning producer/rapper Kanye West for the LP.
"I'm probably definitely going to work with Kanye," she revealed in an interview. "On my debut, I worked with Sean Garrett. And probably Swizz Beatz, he's gonna send me something. I like to work with unknown producers as well, so I accept beats from everybody." (Rap-Up)
The animated rapper's originally announced her debut album date hit via twitter. .
Barbie fans across the world can rejoice. Nicki Minaj's as-yet-untitled debut album will officially hit stores on November 23. The news comes just four days after the Jamaica, Queens rapper took to her twitter account to alert fans about the special day. "Yes. It's time. November 23rd," she wrote last Thursday afternoon. At the time, XXLMag.com spoke to reps for her label at Young Money/Cash Money, and they couldn't confirm the date. But today, they informed us that the date is indeed set in stone. (XXL Mag)
Check out a recent Nicki Minaj interview down below: