Nicki Minaj Returns

Sarah Stukalin

Last Friday, Nicki Minaj shocked and surprised her fans by re-releasing her breakout 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up ScottyThe release includes three unreleased songs, as well as much of the original mixtape.

The tape includes features from Drake, Lil Wayne, and Gucci Mane, and while the features add to the tape, Minaj’s talent is standout, as the tape provides a reminder of just how strong she started her career, and how she has remained consistent over the years.

The tape is packed with classic Minaj lyrics of sass and brilliance. It’s filled with classics that have stood the test of time, and proves that Minaj is truly one of the greatest rappers out there.

Beam Me Up Scotty is not just an excellent mixtape, but it was the beginning of a renaissance for female rap. While Nicki Minaj is only one of a number of female rappers in 2021, many of said rappers would not have success if not for her paving the way.

Listen to Beam Me Up Scotty here!