LISTEN: Nicki Minaj - Whip It
Yes, she has an alter ego. But Nicki Minaj skirts the edge of bi-polar in her sophomore debut. The first half of the album she’s in beast mode, then the last half softens it up with some pop.
My favorite song on the album is Whip It (see the new Spotify integration!). RedOne takes the production credit here, and the other better half of the album has more RedOne (Starships, Pound The Alarm, Automatic), a little Dr. Luke (Beautiful Sinner, Young Forever), and even a sleeper hit from Alex Da Kid (Marilyn Monroe).
Overall, I think Nicki / Roman has a long lasting album, even with all her craziness.