Queen: CD


Release date: 24 August, 2018

After a four-year hiatus, Minaj reclaims her title as Queen of rap. The epic 19-track collection stands as her best and boldest recorded work to date. Minaj’s fourth album is powered by more-focused-than-usual melodies (showing the influence of Trinidadian / Jamaican reggae and Middle Eastern musicality), infectious samples and her trademark mix of foul-mouthed, cocksure rap attacks and sonorous but equally ribald vocals. And while there are cameos from Eminem, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Future and Foxy Brown, Minaj is always the focus, working at the top of her game through exquisite space-soul ballads such as Come See About Me or ominously melodic hip-hop tracks like the pillow-talking Rich Sex.