Nicki Minaj is Complex's latest cover girl, and after a whirlwind year, she's dropped enough material to curate a banger of a mixtape. As most fans remember, she said she felt like she was "working on a mixtape and an album at the same time" on the remix to Young Thug's "Danny Glover." During our cover story interview, she revealed that she has no plans to release a mixtape anytime soon.
"Not if my album comes out first," she said "I feel like in a lot of ways I did put out a mixtape. I didn’t put it out on an actual CD, but if you add it up and you take all the freestyles I did, all the features I did, and the remixes I did…you would realize I gave you a mixtape."
We had the idea to add up everything she's released this year, plus all of her remixes and features, to create the ultimate Minaj mixtape. Since December, Minaj has released her spins on everything starting with the inimitable PTAF "Boss Ass Bitch" crunk banger to the highly anticipated remix of Rae Sremmurd's "No Flex Zone," Thug's "Danny Glover," and so much more. But in between the vicious tracks like "Lookin' Ass Nigga," Minaj found a reflective side on songs like "Bed of Lies" or her first single off The Pinkprint, "Pills N Potions." Sure, there were some misses—an obviously old feature on Cam'ron's "So Bad," and the unreleased Future track "Rock Star," so we threw them in as bonus tracks, and curated a playlist representative of the more personal Nicki, but with a bang. Before her album The Pinkprint hits stores on Dec. 15, catch up with everything Minaj did this year on the playlist below, or listen to it now on SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube, and Rdio.
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