Nicki Minaj – “Chi-Raq” (Feat. Lil Herb)
Nicki Minaj has been rapping hard lately — on the “My Nigga” remix, on the “Boss Ass Bitch” remix, on her own “Lookin Ass Nigga” — and now she’s keeping that streak going with an absolute banger of a new track called “Chi-Raq.” The track has the sort of tense, beautiful beat that Aphex Twin might make if he spent a year listening to nothing but Young Chop beats, and it has a fearsome appearance from Lil Herb, the Chicago teenager whose Welcome To Fazoland is one of the best mixtapes of 2014 thus far. This is a monster of a track, and you can hear it below.
Nicki says she might give us a new trick every week until her album drops. Pray that it is so.