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Single Review: Nicki Minaj – ‘The Night Is Still Young’

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The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj’s third studio album, recently peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Acclaimed by international critics, it brought the 32-year-old American rapper to glory.

nicki_minaj - the night is still young__cover__by_littlemonsterlovatic-d8b5ih4The credit for this success might belong to songs like The Night Is Still Young, a perfect example of Minaj’s skills with rhymes and singing.

The song has a pulse, a good beat to dance to. Bridge and chorus are the catchiest thing she could possibly create – which doesn’t necessarily mean they are of good quality. I prefer the verses, in which she shows her undeniable ability as a rapper, even though these are just two faces of the same coin, just like hip-hop and contemporary R&B. The lyrics aren’t that big deal – “The night is still young/ And so are we/ How dare we sit quietly/ And watch the world pass us by/ We’re just getting’ started/Cant’ you see the night’s still early/ And we gon’ get wild and crazy”. Basically a simple and quiet predictable invite to enjoy life, have fun, seize the day, with an inclusive “we” that surely helps Minaj gain consent. Anyway, I think that in this album you can definitely find better (and more innovative) songs.