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    Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:12:53

    Nicki Minaj "The Boys" Song Review — 5 out of 5 Stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    On her new single, "The Boys" [Featuring Cassie], Nicki Minaj gets weird, wild, and downright wonderful.

    "The Boys" stirs a perfect storm between clever hip hop, potent pop, and soulful acoustic pondering. You read that all right. There's an outer space folk bridge that'll blow your mind.

    Minaj lets haters know what they can do via a blunt, brilliant verse before the otherworldly cyber beat funnels into an impressive infectious robotized refrain. Then, utterly unexpectedly, the track descends into an acoustic strum and Cassie pristinely singing, "You get high and fuck a bunch of girls and then cry on top of the world".

    It's a smart, sly rumination on "The Boys" and it hits hard in an otherworldly vulnerable space.

    There's no one as exciting as Nicki Minaj in either pop or hip hop. Right when you think you've got her figured out, she doesn't flip the script, she burns it with pure fire.

    This is one of Minaj's best tracks yet and a landmark song for 2012. Thanks for changing the game again, Nicki. The barbz are gonna freak on this one….

    Rick Florino
    09.14.12


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