Shawty Imma only tell you this once, you the illest (dat for dat dat dude)
And for your lovin’ Imma Die Hard like Bruce Willis
(bah ba dah dah oh)
You got spark, you, you got spunk
You, you got something all the girls want
You’re like a candy store
And I’m a toddler.
You got me wantin’ more and ma ma more of
~Nicki Minaj, Your Love
One of my favorite movies of all time is Rain Man. I’m sure you know the story of Charlie Babbitt having to take responsibility of his brother, Raymond Babbitt, who was portrayed in the movie as being autistic? Charlie Babbitt (played by Tom Cruise- pre-crazy scientology eye) learns that Raymond had an uncanny ability to count cards and used it to his advantage at a Casino to make money for his failing business. Raymond Babbitt had these ‘ticks’ to him, random mumbling, just talking incoherently all the time, but he was actually intelligent. In all actuality the real “Raymond Babbitt” wasn’t autistic at all, but labeled a savant.
You’re probably asking yourself, “Where the hell is she going with this…what does Nicki Minaj have to do with “Rain Man”?”.
Well pretty much nothing, but it’s better than calling the post:
Nicki Minaj: The Retardation of Hip-Hop.
I truly don’t understand the fascination with Nicki Minaj. Her cadence sounds as if someone with Tourrettes syndrome was having a really bad ‘tick’ episode. To me it’s reminiscent of Missy Elliot’s first, “hee hee how..hee hee how” from Gina Thompson’s, “The Things You Do” song from back in the day. Also, I’d appreciate it a lot more if she’d stop with the “Drake Destroys Metaphors & Similes” style of rhyming. Hell, nowadays rappers (Drake, Ludacris, Lil Wayne) seem to have forgotten the art of the metaphor and have just said fuck it all & just end up throwing any word at the end of a verse.
Ex: Find me in the dark. I’ll be in the stars
That reads as if a 5th grader wrote it.
Sure, everyone think’s she’s Lil Kim 2.0 but the over saturation we’re being subjected to is pretty ridiculous. In part, I’m hoping that eventually, like everything
Charlie Babbitt Diddy has touched, Nicki Minaj will fade away like a stain. Clorox.
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No More I Love You’s~ Annie Lennox
(damn the person who let this be sampled!)