“Monster” – Kanye West ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, & Bon Iver
I’m sure if many of yall are avid music blog followers, you may have already heard this one. But since I’m not typically able to be the first to post a popular song given the fact that I have a day job, here’s for those of you who haven’t heard it yet. Or who maybe just wanted my opinion on it 🙂 Nah, I’m not that arrogant.
But for real. Wait one second. Kanye West said he was cooking up some heat with Bon Iver, but I did not know he meant this sort of heat! This is crazy! Are you familiar with Bon Iver? Here’s a link to what might be my favorite song of his. Please, do yourself a favor and listen to that song for a second. Okay, you good? You listened? Alright, now let’s get back to this “Monster” track. Where in the WORLD did this come from?
Must say, when I first heard the beat, I thought…mmhm, this sounds JUST like a beat that Nikki Minaj would be on. But then came her verse. And Good Lawd Almighty, I was blown away! I mean, GIRL! If you’re reading this, let me just say, I am sorry. Perhaps I underestimated you. I had good expectations, but your performance blew those out of the water! Moreover, Nickigirl, the things you do with that voice of yours never cease to amaze me-keep doing your thing-I’ll keep listening. And crushing.
As for the other verses? Fine. Good, I suppose. But nothing like my girl Nicki’s. She wins this one.