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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nicki Minaj Samples Annie Lennox's "No More 'I Love You's'" To Quite A Rad Effect

On paper this sounds like the worst idea in the world: hip hop's latest up-and-coming sewer-mouthed rap minx sampling Annie Lennox's 1995 jam "No More 'I Love You's'."

But the song in question, Nicki Minaj's "Your Love," is so annoyingly infectious, one play alone will simply not suffice. Check it out:

Classiest line: "You're like a candy store, and I'm a [sic] todd-lor."

"Your Love" is said to be included on Minaj's upcoming debut album for Young Money/Universal Motown. Let's hope so, because compared to some of her other Lil' Kim-esque, expletive-laden tracks, she could use a softer tune to balance things out.

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  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger Brad said…

    As you may well know by now, I am SUCH a Minajamaniac.

    So glad you've recognized the Harajuku Barbie.

  • At 10:08 PM, Blogger hun*ter said…

    I was underwhelmed by Young Money's "BedRock"...except for Nicki Minaj. Her verse was the most exciting part of the song.

  • At 4:39 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    on paper that sounds absolutely grotesque, i will have to wait til i'm not at work to see whether it really is or not!

  • At 8:43 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Brad, I didn't know till you pointed it out, but now I see you're all about the Minajboxx.

    hun*ter, she's got some pretty rad jams. "Girlfriend" is a good one.

    Paul, biting nails in anticipation of your verdict..!

  • At 2:52 AM, Blogger Scooter said…

    Using "No More I Love Yous" was a fantastic idea that coulda/shoulda/woulda rivaled DeRulo's cleverly executed "Whatcha Say." Unfortunately, this track sounds rather amateurish with its lame lyrics and poor singing/rapping. Even with autotune this is pretty much unlistenable.

  • At 10:41 AM, Anonymous C said…

    People actually listen to this crap. Amazing. At least credit the proper group. It is a song by The Lover Speaks. Annie Lennox was a cover.


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