With all this talk about Nicki Minaj being the new Lauryn Hill (I just threw up in my mouth a little while typing that sentence), and Kanye claiming that she could be the second best rapper of all time, when this new Nicki Minaj track leaked, I went in with an open mind.
Consider it closed again.
This new track, “Check it Out” featuring will.i.am, is straight up garbage.
The only way I can see any sort of similarity between Lauryn and Nicki is the fact that Nicki “sings” (read: auto-tunes) and “raps” (read: vomits words in a rhythmic fashion) on this song just like Lauryn happens to sing and rap.
Built around a sample of the first song ever to be played on MTV, which I genuinely can appreciate, this song is an absolute insult to my ears.
And of course, it will probably be a hit, despite it’s high reading on the Suck Factor meter.
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