Nicki Minaj Shows She’s Still A Monster With A Rugged New Freestyle (Audio)

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Nearly six years ago, Nicki Minaj showed the world that she was a microphone “Monster” by stepping into the big leagues, surrounded by all-stars (Jay Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross). Many listeners thought Nick’ bested her big brothers in that platinum moment. In the time since, the YMCMB superstar has released a handful of albums, led multiple world tours, and owned her status as a 2010s pop superstar.

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On “The Pinkprint Freestyle,” Barbie comes back to remind the world that she’s still that same Queens, New York MC who came up on mixtapes, first. This particular freestyle ego-trips about all of Nicki’s influences on Hip-Hop and fashion, spawning a litany of copycats. She is unrestrained, and speaks not unlike she did before she had millions of eyes on her. She also puts on for Lil Wayne—regardless of label politics. Moreover, that unpredictable delivery leads the way.

With a new album likely in the works, this is some welcomed B-A-R-bie for the ears.