News: Nicki Minaj Plots "Revenge" With Eminem
Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 5:55PM
Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj will reportedly link with Eminem for a collaboration track on her upcoming Pink Friday debut album.
Details on the track were revealed Thursday (October 28) afternoon.
Roman Zolanski is about to meet Slim Shady. The alter-egos of rap's most formidable forces will go head-to-head on a track for Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday. Rap-Up.com has exclusively learned that Young Money's First Lady and Eminem have recorded a song called "Roman's Revenge," which will be included on Nicki's debut album, due November 22. Fans can expect more heavy-hitters on the highly-anticipated project, in addition to Em, who trades bars with Nicki's colorful alter-ego Roman. During a Ustream session earlier this week, she revealed that Drake would also make an appearance on the album, calling their collaboration one of her favorites. (Rap-Up)
Young Money CEO Mack Maine recently revealed that Minaj was anxious over her debut sales.
"She was worrying about first week. She was like, 'Drake sold [463,000]. What you think I'ma sell? As if she gon' sell less," recalls Maine. "I explained to her, 'You know a lot of the press and the media really got it brainwashed with first week sales.' Bieber went on to sell 2 million and Bieber might have only sold 17,000 the first week. Juvenile sold like 30,000 his first week of 400 Degreez and went on to sell 6 million...I don't know what happened to working the record and making sure that the artist reaches a certain point. I rather the end number be higher than the beginning. These days, it's all about: Let me do 500,000, a million the first week. Don't get caught up in what Wayne did. You don't want your pinnacle to be your first-week sales. Then everything's downhill from there and then what? I don't care if you sell 10 the first week and you go on to sell 5 million--we did better than the person that sold 300 the first week." (VIBE)
The project will face competition from rap stars Kanye West and Jay-Z.
Nicki Minaj has reportedly moved up the release date of her debut album "Pink Friday." The debut album from Hip-Hop's most popular female emcee will arrive a day early on November 22. This means that Nicki will be going up with Kanye West and his album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," and Jay-Z's "Hits Collection Vol. 1." Although she had been promoting a November 23rd date, she has now decided to release the album the Monday before Black Friday. (Hip Hop Wired)
Last month, the album's single "Right Through Me" leaked on the Internet.
"I had no clue 'Right Through Me' was going to leak," said the song's producer Drew Money. "All I knew about the record was that they were considering it as a single. I went into the studio with Nicki specifically in mind. We've never worked together before but I just knew it would be the right type of record for her...She called me a few days ago and was really excited about the song. Nicki just nailed it, I didn't even have to touch it after she sent it back. It's already playing it on the radio and it hasn't dropped officially. There's only going to be more to come from us." (VIBE)
Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday is scheduled to be released Monday, November 22nd.
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