American rapper Nicki Minaj has re-released her 2009 hip-hop mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty on all streaming platforms. She first teased the news of the reissue, although vaguely, 3 days ago on May 11, with an Instagram post.
The re-release came as great news for Nicki Minaj’s fanbase: the Barbz, as Nicki Minaj announced the reissue of her third mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty from 2009 on May 14.
To the surprise of Nicki’s fans, an extra three tracks were added to the new reissue of the mixtape, “Seeing Green” featuring Canadian chart-topping rapper Drake and legendary rapper Lil Wayne, “Fractions” and Crocodile Tears (Remix)” with Dancehall artist Skillibeng, an extra fan favorites from Soundcloud were also added- “Chi-Raq” with G Herbo and “Boss A** B*tch” with PTAF, a hip hop group.
The 2021 reissue of Beam Me Up Scotty features over 23 songs, with around 80 minutes of playtime. Five of the original tracks, however, did not make the cut- “I Feel Free (Remix)”, “I Feel Free”, “Five-O”, “Handstand” and the “Outro” from the original 2009 mixtape.
Nicki Minaj also reworked the cover art for the album. Nicki’s last studio album, Queen, was released in 2018, which fared well commercially, reaching the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
Nicki Minaj even popped up on Instagram live to have a chat with her fans, talking about how Drake got her through her episode of writer’s block, a condition in which an artist is unable to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown-
“He single-handedly got me out of my writer’s block and I’m never going to forget it…He sent me something and it made me feel so competitive again. Whenever I hear Drake and Wayne rap, it’s always going to inspire something in me.”
Nick Minaj just watched the Netflix series “The Crown”, check out her thoughts on the show!
Nicki Minaj has spent quite the amount of time away from the spotlight and she doesn’t seem to be bothered. The rapper recently shared an update on how she’s been doing on her official website and revealed that she has been obsessing over the Netflix drama series The Crown, which was recommended to her by Kenya Barris.
“I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s safe to say I’ve watched every single episode of every single season at least five times each. Lol. Yikes. I know.”
“I can’t get enough of Claire Foy’s perfect face. I want to eat it. It just does the right thing in every single scene. Lmao. I also can’t believe how much I enjoy Gillian Anderson’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. Seeing as tho I’m such a Meryl StreepINISTA.”
She continued sharing her thoughts on the show-
“I love Helena [Bonham Carter] as Princess Margaret and Josh [O’Connor] as Prince Charles, although let’s face it; he’s a tad hunkier than the real Prince ever was— and yes, I just used the word ‘hunkier’.”
On another note, Nicki Minaj praised the new American drama movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom which focuses on the life of Ma Rainey, an influential blues singer from the early 20th century in Chicago.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was one of the best pieces of work I’ve had the pleasure of viewing in a really long time. GENIUS!!!! With a capital everything!!!! Just when I thought there was no way I could love Viola Davis any more… I MEAN!!!!! OMG. I LIVE!!!! Every single monologue. Every single one. She brought those words to life in such a way that I truly felt as if she could’ve been speaking about the music industry right now!”
She even went on to praise the acting of Chadwick Boseman in the movie (which was his final role in a movie), who recently passed away in August 2020 last year after battling with colon cancer for four years; he was diagnosed in 2016.
“Chadwick, of course, was just exceptionally layered and riveting. His acting knows no bounds. I can’t believe he was taken from us so soon. The man was on his way to becoming a full-fledged ICON!!! I also really loved the actor playing Cutler. Colman Domingo.”