Nicki Minaj Honors Hometown Rappers With Her ‘Queens Got Da Crown’ Playlist on TIDAL
Nicki Minaj is paying homage to her beloved hometown of Queens, N.Y., and the famous rappers from the borough with her exclusive playlist Tidal.
Over the weekend, the Queen Barbz delivered her curated playlist called “Queen Got Da Crown.” The 40-plus song collection features almost every rapper from Queens and their classic tracks.
The playlist features, of course, Nas, LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, A Tribe Called Quest, Roxanne Shante, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, N.O.R.E., Mobb Deep, Lost Boyz and more.
Minaj starts the list off with her just released songs, “No Frauds,” “Changed It” and “Regret in Your Tears” before segueing into the classics like Roxanne Shante’s “Roxanne’s Revenge,” Nas & Diddy’s “Hate Me Now” and 50 Cent’s “I Get the Money.”
Do you see a pattern here?
Some were wondering why Minaj added Mya and Jay Z’s “Best of Me, Part 2” on the playlist since Mya and Hov are not from Queens. The Young Money superstar clarified on her Twitter page that she included the song because of DJ Clue, who is from Queens.
"This is the best playlist to ever happen. Took me 2 hours!!!! I fkn love it," she tweeted.
This isn’t Minaj's first playlist. On Friday (March 10), she curated 2 Chainz's latest edition of Spotify's Pretty Girls Like Trap Music playlist.
Minaj also hinted that she is planning a major tour this year, much to the Barbz's delight.
Check out Nicki Minaj's tweets and Tidal playlist below.