News: Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" Out Now: Sophomore LP Suffers Early Leak!
Friday, Mar 30, 2012 10:35AM
Just days before her new Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded sophomore album hits newsstands, rapper Nicki Minaj's new LP has begun circulating online courtesy of a widespread leak.
The album, which is scheduled for official release on April 3rd, began making its way across websites and blogs 48 hours ago.
It's been nearly four months since Nicki Minaj located Roman in Moscow, and it seems we haven't gone a week since without a transmission of some sort from Ms. Minaj and/or Mr. Zolanski. But not until today have we gotten to really bear witness to the Full Roman, as Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has now leaked in its entirety--all 19 tracks and 69 minutes of Nicki alternately getting in touch with her masculine side on hard-hitting tracks courtesy of Hit-Boy and Da Internz and shooting for the stars with her Top 40-baiting RedOne and Dr. Luke cuts. (Pop Dust)
Some sites have even took it upon themselves to write reviews based on the unauthorized leak.
The first half of Roman Reloaded recalls Nicki the Ninja's mixtape days, where she spewed nothing but venom on tracks like "I Get Crazy" and "Itty Bitty Piggy." The album opener, "Roman Holiday," isn't unfamiliar, but the theatrical track which Nicki brought to life at the 2012 Grammys makes more sense in the context of the LP. The vaudevillian hook gives way to some pretty clever rhymes that many may have missed during the much-panned televised performance. "Anyway stylists go get Bulgari/ I am the ultimate Svengali/ You b*tches can't even spell that/ You h*es buggin' repel that," she spits before getting schizophrenic, switching up to a flow that has hints of the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. (MTV)
The album's tracklisting hit the Internet around mid-March and had the cyber world buzzing.
1. Roman Holiday 2. Come On A Cone 3. I Am Your Leader Feat. Cam'ron & Rick Ross 4. Beez In The Trap Feat. 2 Chainz 5. HOV Lane 6. Roman Reloaded Feat. Lil Wayne 7. Champion Feat. Nas, Drake & Young Jeezy 8. Right By My Side Feat. Chris Brown 9. Sex In the Lounge Feat. Lil Wayne & Bobby V 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 Feat. Beenie Man 19. Stupid Hoe Deluxe Edition 20. Turn Me On 21. Va Va Voom 22. Masquerade (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded)
While the leaked LP continues to circulate, Nicki fans can get their hands on the actual album next Tuesday, which will feature a unique cover art of the Young Money princess.
The cover of the standard edition of Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday 2: Roman Reloaded has been circulating the internet for a few weeks. The "Super Bass" rapper has unveiled the cover art for the deluxe edition. Rap's favorite barbie poses topless with paint strategically splashed on her nude body. Pick up your own topless Nicki Minaj album cover when it drops on April 3rd. (The Urban Daily)
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