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From the jump, the intro (which is also the chorus) for "Roman Holiday" is underwhelming and poorly executed. It really doesn't work. This is the same "Roman Holiday" that Minaj performed at the Grammy awards, which quickly crashed and burned upon liftoff. What kills me about Minaj is that this woman can spit some serious fire. When she's on her game, no female MC (and most male MC) can touch her. The first few tracks show flashes of her rhymexecution expertise, but the songs are so terribly put together that it wouldn't even matter if Biggie came back and dropped a verse. The female Weezy is truly showing that she's Lil Wayne's protege. I can only assume that he was involved in this project and it shows. No focus or consistency. My advice to any aspiring female MCs out there in the world: never listen to a guy who wears lime green patent leather Uggs.
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In my opinion, Ms. Minaj needs to reload her vision and work from her strengths. We've all heard her kill it as a guest MC on her features for other artists. All Nicki needs to do is bring that intensity to her own work.