Hot 97’s radio hip-hop pioneer, Peter Rosenberg, recently criticized Nicki Minaj’s new song, “Starship.” He condemned it’s pop sound in comparison to the hip-hop feel we have always known her for. After playing the track he commented:
“Is that Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry?…..I mean no disrespect to Nicki Minaj, but it was nice having you in hip hop. I’m not saying Nicki’s not a rapper or that she can’t rap because the opposite is true. By nature she’s an incredibly talented rapper. But i’m a hip hop head and to be frank this song right here Starship is literally one of the most sellout songs in hip hop history.”
Peep the full clip here:
And here’s the actual song in question…
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So what do you think…is Rosenberg right, is “Starships” too pop for hip-hop?