Song You Need To Know: Nicki Minaj, ‘Right Thru Me’

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Nicki Minaj is undoubtedly one of the most exciting new talents in music. We’ve just been waiting for her music to catch up with her talent. Make no mistake, Nicki’s solo singles–”Massive Attack,” “Check It Out” and “Your Love“–all have distinct qualities, but none of them has truly captured Nicki’s blinding charisma the way some of her guest verses have (see: Kanye West‘s “Monster“). Maybe that’s all going to change with “Right Thru Me.”

This track will likely appear on Nicki Minaj’s highly anticipated Pink Friday album. The song leaked earlier today, and the reaction was so positive that, reportedly, they are prepping its official iTunes release soon.

One listen to the track and you can hear what all the commotion is about. This is one-part straight-shooting rap, in Nicki’s inimitable, multiple-accent style. It’s also one-part mid-tempo, Katy-Perry-esque ballad, with Nicki showing off some impressive pipes, while singing about a lover who stands by her through thick and thin.

Not unlike Drake, Nicki beautifully blends genres–pop, R&B, hip-hop, even some techno keyboards–and makes something all her own. Pink Friday can’t get here fast enough.