Nicki’s a pretender in more ways than one. She’s the first female emcee to believably claim to be the best right now, and she’s got more voices than a ventriloquist. It’s enough to make even the misogynist cynic rapt. It’s not enough, though. Eminem’s verse on Roman’s Revenge torches her beyond recovery, and Nicki’s like Eminem. There’s a few hits, some funny voices, some good rap, some bad, a lot of trite beats and a sense of dissatisfaction.
Words: Karl McDonald