Queens.

During the Tidal launch.

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Billion dollars on an elevator.

I love everything about this. Bey saying “thot.” Bey saying “Onika.” Nicki calling out MJ’s doctor. Nicki starting to feel the flow when she speeds up and spits about “eat-the-cookie-face,” a perfect hat tip to Jay’s “Eat the cake, Anna Mae” line from “Drunk in Love.” Bey FINALLY addressing the elevator incident. Two strong talented black women declaring that they’re royalty and no one can disagree. Today is a great day.

Azealia, get over yourself.

The Bey Mix.

So Jay R Neutron is already a genius (his Nicki Minaj remixes are fab), but now he takes it to a whole new level. Buzzworthy calls it the “Bey remix to end all Bey remixes” and that’s not that far off. He didn’t just insert his brilliance into one or two songs, he mixed the whole gahtdamn album with his 90’s-esque beats.

He mixes the new Bey album with some of her older stuf, including “Run The World (Girls)” and “Standing on the Sun” (an unreleased teaser from the 2013 H&M campaign). Honestly, I think the Drake verse from “Mine” (at 38:58) sounds better here than in the original.

Thanks to my lovely friend Cait for the heads up on this amazingness.

“You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer.”


Complex Magazine released “The 25 Best Rap Verses of the Last 5 Years,” naming Nicki Minaj’s verse in Monster #1.

“It was clear, she did her thing alongside the best in the game—she stole the show, in fact, outshined them all.”

Her lines in that song are so incredibly written/performed. Ye comes in with lines like “I’m living the future so the presence is my past/my presence is a present kiss my ass,” and Jay is super breathy and kind of slowed down and a little creepy with stuf like “I smell a massacre/seems to be the only way to back you bastards up.” But then Nicki comes in and is insane.

“and I’m all up all up all up in the bank with the funny face
and if I’m fake I ain’t notice cause my money ain’t
let me get this straight wait I’m the rookie
but my features and my shows ten times your pay?
50k for a verse, no album out!
yeah my money’s so tall that my barbie’s gotta climb it”

and on and on and on. I love this track. Listen below.