One of the best songs from Nicki Minaj’s new Pinkprint album is a bonus track featuring her Young Money label mates, Drake and Lil Wayne. “Truffle Butter” is a song about enjoying the finer things in life, and features a beat that samples Maya Jane Coles’ club hit “What They Say“.
Drake starts the song off by rapping about the many luxury items his lavish lifestyle affords him and how the women flock to him because of it. Which I have a problem with. I resent the idea that some women, like me, would only want to sleep with Drake because he is super rich, goes to fancy dinners, has expensive jewelry, nice cars, fresh sheets and towels — wait a minute — fresh sheets!? oh shit, that’s totally worth it — I’ve been sleeping on a mattress pad for months…
“Only” is Nicki Minaj’s third single from her upcoming Pinkprint album, which has been delayed again, from November 24, to December 15. The new song features verses from Drake & Lil Wayne, Chris Brown on the hook, and production from by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and J Mike. Throughout “Only” each rapper makes it abundantly clear that none of them have slept with Nicki (an unusual theme for a rap song):
“I never fucked Wayne, I never fucked Drake. All my life for fuck sake.”
— Nicki Minaj
“I never fucked Nicki because she got a man, but when that’s over I’m first in line.” — Drake
“I never fucked Nicki and that’s fucked up. If I did fuck, she would be fucked up.” — Lil Wayne
And yet, Drake and Wayne remain silent about each other…
“Grindin'” the first single off Tha Carter V debuted last week, the same day Lil Wayne and Drake kicked off their co-headlining tour. For their first show, the two of them performed a huge 51-song setlist and closed with the brand new “Grindin,” not missing a beat. Meanwhile, I still flub lines while singing along to “Drunk In Love.”
Who woulda thought people on public transportation were so critical, I’m just trying to get discovered…
For his second single, Mike Will Made-It called upon his talented group of friends: Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Future. K. Dot and Weezy each contribute rap verses while Future (the original) sings on the hook about hustling to make enough money to “Buy The World.”
I know it sounds fancy, but I would be careful about this purchase since lately it seems like the world is a real fixer-upper. Maybe check with customer service about the return policy first?
…and if you find that number, would you let me know? I have some issues with the humidity in the summer that someone should have to answer for.
Today Lil Wayne released, “Believe Me,” his first single from Tha Carter V. The song features Drake, and it’s pretty great, but what this song really asks is: When are we going to see a Drake & Lil Wayne collaboration album? I’ve already got the title: Watch the Shalom. Ok, the title is a little one-sided, but I’m looking for more excuses for this picture:
“Senile” is the second single from the upcoming Young Money album, Young Money: Rise of an Empire. The song features Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Tyga and is expertly produced by David D.A. Doman – whose name doesn’t match his badass beats.
The Young Money team is taking some liberties with what “senile” means, but that’s irregardless because using a word incorrectly is something I would literally never do.
Weezy and Young Money debuted new music in preparation for their upcoming album, Young Money: Rise Of An Empire, due out March 11. The single, “We Alright,” features Euro, the latest artist to be signed to Young Money Entertainment.
Matthew McConaughey was recently nominated for his first Academy Award, but I like to think hearing Lil Wayne doing his best “alright, alright” impression at the end of this song is really the highlight of his career.
With assistance from Lil Wayne and French Montana, Chris Brown released the fourth single from his upcoming album, X. “Loyal” is about the untrustworthy girls that rappers encounter who are only interested in money or fame. And if anyone knows untrustworthy things, it would be Chris Brown who said his album, X, would be released in early 2013.
I know, it’s always hard to adjust to writing a new year on your checks… for your disloyal hoes.
“For your information, being a DJ is the number one growing American job
…for children of celebrities.” Which makes Paris Hilton, Public Enemy Number 1. I’m also glad she reminded us that she is a “good time.” I almost forgot about that… sextape.
Wayne, what are you doing on this song?
“I’m fucked up, I can’t tell you what’s what.”
Well, ok then.
Swizzy recently released the club banger, “Hands Up,” from his 2014 album, Haute Living. (I imagine this song is the result of an especially rowdy dinner party at the Keys-Beatz house).
I must give credit where credit is due, and Nicki’s line, “You my son, no daddy, you a bastard – plus you got mad miles on your vag-card,” is awesome — specifically, the expression “vag-card.” How soon can we work this phrase into everyday conversation? Soon?
If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to start conversations about slutty men.