Review of High School by Nicki Minaj ft Lil Wayne
Before we start this review of ‘High School’ by Nicki Minaj ft Lil Wayne lets add some context. We will be reviewing this track as a pop track not a Hip Hop track. Before anybody moans, this for Nicki’s own good. As a hip hop track this is garbage. If we think of it as a pop track then things are a bit different.
The tracks kicks off with a synthed string sound and basic beat. As Nicki Minaj begins to rhyme a heaver bit comes in, with continued hints of the strings. The rapping is as you expect from Minaj, a little pacey and a bit monotone, however when she starts her singing rap, it all sounds good.
Sadly when Lil Wayne, who is meant to be a proper rapper kicks in, the track goes down hill. His lyrics are delivered as if he needs to get busy with the Vicks. Every lyric is blurted out through a nasal voice. You actually can’t wait for Nicki Minaj to begin again. Quite why the track is called ‘High School’ is a little beyond me. There were few scenes that reminded me of Grange Hill and few elements that were educational.
In terms of an overall summary though, Nicki Minaj should team up with Lil Wayne, as he makes her sound really good. The production is OK. Given Nicki Minaj‘s fan base of younger people, the lyrics in the track aren’t the most suitable and the video is a bit over the top.
On balance, an average track. Nicki Minaj comes through it OK, Lil Wayne underpins his position as a pretty poor rapper.