By Chris Yuscagave
Nicki Minaj's buzz can't get much bigger than it is right now.
Like Drake in the months leading up to the release of his debut, Thank Me Later, Miss Minaj is everywhere and she's not the only one benefiting from it. To capitalize on her buzz, there have been a number of artists, including Usher, Ludacris, Trey Songz, Jay Sean, Sean Garrett and Sean Kingston, who have turned to her to give their singles an extra boost.
But there's another trend going on as well: Female artists asking Nicki for a little girl power on their power ballads. Mariah Carey did it first on "Up Out My Face," then Christina Aguilera reached out for "Woohoo" and, most recently, Keyshia Cole made her long-awaited return to the R&B game by asking Nicki to jump on her new single, "I Ain't Thru."
But why stop there? Nicki Minaj could help a whole bunch of other female artists—and, in the process, help her own career—by working with them in the near future.
To help give her some ideas, RapFix hatched a list of women Nicki should consider recording with soon and put the grrrrrr back in girl power.
Nicki Minaj x Willow Smith
We almost got this when an unauthorized leak of a "Whip My Hair" remix surfaced (Nicki's contribution turned out to be an old verse). But, let's put it this way: If she can hop on a track with a 9 year-old and give us a PG verse that still sounds good, it'd be an impressive feat—and a reason for Disney to give her a shot at recording a song for a soundtrack sometime soon.
Nicki Minaj x Alicia Keys
Why hasn't this happened yet? Well, probably because Ms. Keys (or is it, Mrs. Beatz?) is out on maternity leave right now with little Egypt Dean. But when she gets back, don't be surprised to hear these two rep the Big Apple on a track together. Nicki is from the City That Never Sleeps after all. And Alicia? Well, you already know she's repping NYC, right? Read More...