A Chick And A Dude Review Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack"

While opinions on Nicki Minaj's first single, "Massive Attack," remain immensely polarized, two of VIBE's resident critics took to the IM box (and their iTunes) to hash out their opinions on Barbie's brand new joint.



be honest, how many times have you listened to this?

or more so

been able to bare listening to this?

about three times


 We have to do what we have to do!


speakers are sooooo beyond necessary for this

i think sean garrett is really just the problem

the hook fucking sucks

 Yes...he's annoying as all hell

haha! poor garrett, aww

The verses are not the problem...It's the's too "smart" for it's own good

true, but i still wanted more weirdo girl from nicks. you know he wanted this as his own song, right?

he should have kept it

ha! wtf are tom toms?

thank the lord this is under four minutes

Ha!....I think Nicki has to understand who her audience is...They want to hear some shit they can rap too without thinking too hard

exactamundo, something that's easy to recite

and most importantly

FUN to recite

my boobs aren't jiggling to this nickster name your fans Barbie...But this is more Brats

la ha!!

brat attack!

boobs...(I just can'

So do you think this ruins the set up for her album?

nah, i think im strangely more intrigued

for real?

yeah, the car wreck effect can't turn your head

exacctly. but im sure she can pull off a great album still

I do want to see the video though....Amber Rose is in it...that should be NICE  

lmao @ those caps son

you just want some boob on boob action

you know, terius usually sucks w singles as well

they're never truly representative of his complete body of work


OK...can we stop calling him Terius?

but that's his freaking name!

The Dream doesn't have it like that yet to go by his government 


alright, we'll have a TERIUS convo in like a week here when the video for love king drops



So what's the verdict on Nicki's new joint?

final thoughts...

remix the hook!

She has to go back to the lab

Her impact on female rap means too much to fumble the ball like this

she just needs to keep a mixtape state of mind

I don't know about that...

she might be thinking too hard w this album

her best songs

were the ones on her mixtape

when she could let loose

like you said, this joint was too smart

I think she should keep it in the Drake, Young Money vein

she needs catchy singles that still gets love in the hood

She's not Jean Grey

yeah, but you know when your teacher used to say just think of the test like it was a practice test

to ease your nerves


i think if she thought of this album as a huge 1hr feature, she'll be straight.

We will see...the one thing Nicki should remember is to have fun, if she does that, the rest will take care of itself


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Who'd-A-Thunk?: Sir Elton John Is A Huge Fan Of A Tribe Called Quest

Sir Elton John interviewed Q-Tip for his Beats 1 radio show, Rocket Hour, where he raved about A Tribe Called Quest’s influence and impact. In clips of the episode, the “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” singer called Q-Tip “a legend,” and thanked him for his service with the Tribe, who he called the “seminal hip-hop band of all-time.”

“If you don’t know A Tribe Called Quest, you’re stupid,” he said. “But if you listen to [‘Electric Relaxation’], you’ll understand why I rave about them.” Sir Elton John was part of ATCQ’s final album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, for the song “Solid Wall Of Sound." The latter interpolates the British musician’s song “Bennie And The Jets.”

“I was so happy to play that,” Sir Elton beamed of the 2016 song. “That’s where we first met you came to London, and we did a track in the studio, and it was such a huge honor for me. I was so excited. I just absolutely love this. This is such a takedown of what’s going on … That is such a great track. The album is a fantastic record. If you’re gonna bow out with a record, you better do something like that.”

Q-Tip was audibly thrilled to hear the compliments from the music legend, stating that John’s thoughts on “Electric Relaxation” being one of his favorite tracks from the year 1993 was a “pinch-me” moment.

“I’m just like still kind of like, ‘Am I dreaming?’ I feel like I’m in a different universe,” he said.

Elton John has been vocal about his appreciation for hip-hop and R&B in the past. Recently, he did a cover of Khalid’s song “Young, Dumb and Broke,” and he has an affinity for the music and style of Young Thug.

Listen to the clips from the show below.

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A big show this week, as @QTipTheAbstract joins me for a special edition of my #RocketHour on @beats1official airing this Thursday! Listen 10am LA / 1pm NY / 6pm UK 🚀

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Emotional Orange Releases Callings Of Love On "Corners Of My Mind"

Mysterious duo Emotional Oranges are taking a reflective route with "Corners Of My Mind," a gentle ode to an old love.

The track which can be found on the duo's SoundCloud page was inspired by their friend who went through a bad breakup. It seems to be the fitting track towards the end of a coming of age romance where the couple goes their separate ways. In an email to VIBE, the faceless group explained how love was the seed that planted the smooth track.

"I watched a close friend go through an awful heartbreak recently," they said. "This song was birthed by me attempting to reflect on how I would have reacted had it happened to me. The irony is as he was losing love, I was finding new love. It made the whole process of writing it all quite painful."

The LA-based pair croons about a painful love life on the soft pop beat. "It was yesterday/You couldn't look me in my eyes, and then/There was nothing more that I could say/I thought what we had was unbreakable/Guess I was wrong/Opened it up, gave you my all/I know it seemed like you weren't enough/Try to forget, peace and reset/But I can't forgive you no more." 

Emotional Oranges have released just a few singles, including the bouncy bop "Motion" and "Personal" that gained fanfare online.

According to the musical pair's Twitter page, fans can expect a new EP, as well as a tour announcement and "cute merch" following "Corners Of My Mind."


it’s going to be an exciting few weeks for the orange gang 🍊! new music, ep + tour announce, cute merch etc can’t wait for you guys to see it all x

— Emotional Oranges 🍊 (@emotionalorange) March 19, 2019

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Allow Salma Slims To Provide "Seasoning" With Her Irresistible Flow

Salma Slims has come out the kitchen with some new heat.

The Private Club Records prodigy recently released a new song titled "Seasoning," giving her fans the sauce they've craved and then some.

"My flow change like seasons/this that sauce that seasoning/do the whole rap game breezy," Slims rapped on the record produced by Cam Wallace who has worked with artists such as Ty Dolla $ign and Sevyn Streeter. The track single is a teaser for what fans can expect for the artist's and model's upcoming project Runway Rapper expected later this year.

Although she's presently an up-and-coming hip-hop artist and a successful model, instead of rapping about the current "hats" she wears, Slims recalled her past life working in retail as a reminder of tough days.

"Double the dose/I  do this s**t for my bros/I do this s**t for the days I was workin' at Lowes/That s**t was pushin' me close," she rhymed as she rode the beat. Slims also had smoke for anyone who could be bitin' her style and how chasing a "bag" is the only thing she needs.

"Might take a hit from the bong/B***h I get lit while I'm gone/Bitin' my style man, n***as is clones/They just can't leave me alone/I'm in the house like Jerome/I'm in the house like Jerome/Might put life in a song/I put my life in a song." 

"One eighty on the dash/Lil' n***a speeding/Big bag only thing I'm needing/I'm bad Mike Jack wanna beat it." 

Keep an eye out for Atlanta's rising rapper, she's the pinch of seasoning the industry needs.


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This that sauce 🍜 that Seasoning 🧂!!!link in bio !! I’m getting so much love on this song from y’all keep streaming. Let’s keep going up we just getting warmed up. #TeamSalma

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