Thoughts: Nicki Minaj, “Pills N Potions”


Minaj’s “Pills” Contrasts edgier, more controversial single “Lookin’ Ass”  Nicki Minaj • “Pills N Potions” • Cash Money • Single Release Date: May 21, 2014 “Pills n potions / we’re overdosin’ / I’m angry but I still love you,” sings Nicki Minaj on the hook of her latest single, “Pills N Potions”. She continues singing…

Playlist: Favorite Songs From March Album Releases


March was a rich month for music releases.  After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout.  Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album).  After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a…

The Frozen Soundtrack Seems Unstoppable at no. 1


Well, the headline is pretty familiar folks as the Frozen soundtrack returns to the no. 1 spot yet again.  What is most shocking/impressive is that that the numbers for the album don’t seem to change that much.  This week, Frozen sold another 99,000 copies, a feat that many artists wished their albums could do consistently. …

Charts: Rick Ross Lands At Familiar Spot – No. 1


  Unsurprisingly, Rick Ross lands at a familiar spot on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, no. 1.  Mastermind becomes the rapper’s fifth album to debut in the penthouse, selling a respectable 179,000 copies.  All of Ross’ albums have sold solidly during their debut week – totals include 187,000, 198,000, 158,000, 176,000, and 218,000 with prior…