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If Nicki Minaj's verse in Kanye West's "Monster" didn't blow your mind (How could it not?!), allow her to try again on a new track aptly titled "Blow Your Mind." Featured on DJ Haze's mixtape Still Countin 'Money 3, word's still out on whether or not this track will appear on Nicki's upcoming highly anticipated album Pink Friday, dropping Nov. 22.
The last time we heard from the Harajuku Barbie, she was, comparatively, sweet as pie in the down-tempo "Right Thru Me." But Ms. Young Money changes her rap style about as often as she changes her wigs. And "Blow Your Mind," which samples Prince's "Darling Nikki" (remember when he declared the Internet to be "over"?) brings us back to a tougher, mixtape-era Nicki. "This is the anthem/This, this is the anthem," she declares, and you can practically hear that famous Nicki snarl on her face.
Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely on Team Minaj, but I'm thinking this track is probably just the demo it's rumored to be. The Missy Elliot vibe to "Blow Your Mind" is hot, but Nicki's newer material is sounding a bit more polished than this. Either way, Pink Friday has been a long time coming, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.