Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Nicki Minaj - Roman in Moscow/Stupid Hoe
The first buzz single she dropped was Roman in Moscow. It's intense, it's nuts, it's Roman on crack. On my first listen, I was not impressed at all. It was stupid as hell. It took several listens and then I could get into the fun of the song. Her intensity is incredible and despite chanting "Roman, yo what the f**k" a million times, the flow in some of the verses is phenomenal. She also lets it out that she had no one left to impress when she says "Ain't no muthaf**kin' bridge, b**ch, ain't no muthaf**kin' third muthaf**kin' verse." I determined this track had to be the intro to the album, rather than an official single. I knew it would bomb, in the bad sense, on radio. Later, I found out it was just a buzz single and I was incredibly relieved. Finally, after a million jam sessions in my car, I can sit and give this song 3/5. The edited performance of the song on New Years was slightly hilarious because it took out every other word! The studio version and the New Years performance are below:
Not more than a few weeks after Roman in Moscow started snatching wigs, Nicki, or should I say Roman, unexpectedly launched Stupid Hoe on us. I was concerned with the amount of comedy and insanity Nicki was placing on these singles. It made me nervous for the rest of the album. Nonetheless, I could not deny that they were fun. Stupid Hoe reminds us all of THAT one girl we know....or in some of our cases, a lot of girls we know! This song can also be taken as another Lil Kim diss. Either way, it's a bundle of fun, but too silly to be taken seriously. And her garbled shouting at the end sends listeners running for Tylenol. However, I still love her and enjoy this track. Once again, thankful it was not the first official single! Overall, 3/5 again. Check it out below:
With that out of the way, where-oh-where is Va Va Voom....I need it in my life. Hopefully, we find out soon...I need her or Xtina's new singles...now!