December 8th, 1982 birthed one of the worlds most iconic musical sensations since Michael Jackson and his one glittery glove. Born Onika Tanya Maraj, Nicki Minaj has sprung from the ashes that was once called hip-hop and gave it a new glamorous face. The Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, voice actress, and record producer has been known to whip out songs such as “Super Bass,” and “Starships.” Most people know her for her outrageous fashion sense, and some know her just for her unique voice and insanely flashy music videos.
Her debut album, Pink Friday was released in 2010. It peeked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America only a month after it’s release. In April of 2012, she released her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which topped charts internationally almost instantly. These two albums have spawned seventeen singles that have swept the universe and left her fans crying for more.
Minaj has been featured as a voice talent in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, will serve as a judge on American Idol in it’s next season, and has endorsed products such as Adidas, MAC Cosmetics, and Pepsi. She has earned six BET Awards, two American Music Awards, and two MTV Music Awards. She was the first female artist featured on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, and has been considered “the most influential female rapper of all time” by The New York Times. She, also, has embarked on two world tours; The Pink Friday Tour and Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour. What is amazing is that she accomplished all of this in a short two years.
Now is this time that I send you on that weekly video journey into the amazing careers of some of the worlds greatest musical artists. This weeks journey will take you into the interesting videos that Nicki Minaj herself has released in the last two years. I do have to warn you that if you have a disorder that causes you to have seizures from relentless flashing lights of all different colors, well, you shouldn’t watch these videos. Ok, here we go:
“Right By My Side” Ft. Chris Brown
“Beez In The Trap” Ft. 2 Chainz
Thank you for tuning into “Emer’s Mixtape Sundays,” and I will be back next Sunday for another amazing episode. Until then, peace out home slices.