YMCMB Barb teams up with Chicago newcomer on her latest track.
Put another point on the score board for Nicki Minaj.
At this point, it's safe to say that Minaj's Barbie character is taking a permanent backseat to the lyrically acerbic alter ego she's been showcasing again lately. On "Chi-raq," the 31-year-old becomes a verbal assassin over the thumping beat (produced by Boi-1da, Vinylz and Allen Ritter).
She also makes quick of the controversy her last track caused, rhyming, "Malcolm X's daughter came at me/Lookin' A-- N----s, and they ain't happy." After Minaj wraps up the verse, Herb jumps on board to close things out.
Minaj has been dropping a steady stream of new rap bars lately. Besides "Chi-Raq" and "Lookin A--," she remixed Young Thug's "Danny Glover" and "Boss A-- B---" by Los Angeles rap group PTAF.
Her new album, The Pinkprint, is due out this year.
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