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I Simply Adore Nicki Minaj

Jay Fingers Loves Nicki Minaj

It’s no secret that I adore Nicki Minaj. I think she’s super talented, and those who disagree are simply blinded by a baseless, unreasonable hatred for her. It’s one thing to not be a fan of her music; it’s another to outright deny Nicki’s talent.

In any case, the NY Times recently ran a piece written by Jon Caramanica that discussed Nicki’s place in hip-hop and pop culture, positing that she is the most influential female hip-hop artist of all time. It’s an assessment with which I’d agree.

Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, drops tomorrow. You better goddamn believe I’m copping it right away. The tracklisting to PF:RR is below.

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Read My Review of Drake’s Take Care at Soulhead.com

Drake - Take Care

Featuring an impressive roster of guest artists, including Stevie Wonder, Andre 3000, Rihanna, Rick Ross, The Weeknd, and labelmates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and boasting production from Just Blaze, Boi-1da, and long-time collaborator Noah “40” Shebib for production, Take Care is Drake’s attempt at giving listeners the classic album they’d expected with his debut.

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Video: Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”

Weezy F. and his protege Cory Gunz gets “incepted” in the long-awaited clip for their current esoteric smash. The video was directed by Hype Williams, who seems to be enjoying a resurgence as of late.

UPDATE: Rap Dose has the higher quality version but fucking WordPress.com won’t let me post it. What kind of bitchassness is that? Of course, you could always visit my real blog at www.jayfingers.com.

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The Year in Cool 2008

Yeah, yeah, I’m late with it. So what, monkeys? Chill out. It’s not as if you waited with bated breath on this specific post in this particular pocket of the the blogoshphere anyway.

So, 2008. What a year, right? False starts, R&Beef, hip-hoppers getting their asses kicked, oversensitive obese people, an overrated superhero movie — where to begin? What was worthy of being deemed Air Conditioning‘s Coolest of ’08? You’ll just have to click ahead to see, homie!

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ScriptGirl Report 10-10-08

I haven’t been drinking today, but I wish I had after ScriptGirl‘s latest report. It has nothing to do with SG herself — quite the contrary, she is a wonderful woman and her weekly dissemination of Hollywood’s script sales and news mixed with ZAZ-style humor is definitely one of the brighter rays of sunshine in my life.

But what depresses me so much are the actual screenplays and ideas that SG is reporting on. We are in Remake Hell. The Crazies? Friggin’ Angel Heart? Jeez louise. And if it ain’t a remake, it’s an adaptation of the graphic novel du jour or a hip “retelling” of some classic story. To quote T.S. Johnson, “Sigh, grumble, grumble.” Even Lil Wayne has wondered of late, “Where is your originality?

Ah well. This week’s video is for my best friends in Miami, Karen and Gus. I told SG that you love her videos, haha. The latest after the jump.

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Hip-Hop’s Alive: “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” by Big Boi featuring Mary J. Blige

Outkast’s Big Boi is slated to release his solo album Sir Luscious Leftfoot … Son of Chico Dusty in October, and so he’s dropped the second single, “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” featuring the incomparable Mary J. Blige. (The first single was the fanfuckingtastic “Royal Flush” with Andre 3000 and Raekwon the Chef.)

With the commercial success of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III and the critical favorite Nigger, this is further proof that hip-hop music, and by extension, the culture, is not dead. It simply needs an injection of what made it so unique and exciting in the beginning: creativity, positivity, political activism, and soul. As Daddy Fat Sax told media insiders earlier this week:

I chose this song first because being in the game, I feel a responsibility to entertain but also lecture about life … I’d rather get people to vote instead of running to the strip club

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Is Chris Brown Really Dissing Ne-Yo?

*sigh*

Yes, I know this is mad late, but since sooooooooooo many of you demanded it, here’s the reply (?) from Chris Breezy to Mr. Matrix, and yes, it’s done over Weezy’s “A Milli.” Now, I don’t know if this actually qualifies as a diss or a response. It just is what it is. And to be fair, I like this better than Ne-Yo’s “freestyle” only because Young Brown switches it up a bit.

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