She said she would return soon, and she came back with a vengeance. Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj stirred the pot when she released a series of images with enigmatic captions that hinted that she would be dropping new music on Friday (May 14), and she didn't miss a beat. Just ahead of midnight, the rapper took to Instagram Live to speak about her big surprise: Beam Me Up Scotty would hit streaming services.
The celebrated 2009 mixtape from the Queen rapper was hosted by DJ Holiday and The Trapaholics, and it's credited as being the breakout record that catapulted her crossover into the mainstream. During her Livestream, Drake popped up near the end and shared that he sent Nicki the song "Seeing Green" with Lil Wayne, saying it "didn't feel right" that she wasn't on it.
"We miss your presence, we miss your bars," said Drizzy.
On the original version of Beam Me Up Scotty, Nicki opens with her "Intro" track where she states, “I know that no matter what, in the end, it’s not going to be about my talent. It’s not going to be about my connections. It’s not going to be about my looks. It’s going to be about who wants it the most...and I want it the most.”
The album features three new tracks—the first three on the tracklist—along with Nicki's "Chi-Raq" collaboration with G Herbo. Stream the updated version of Beam Me Up Scotty and share your thoughts.
1. Seeing Green with Drake & Lil Wayne
3. Crocodile Teeth with Skillibeng - Remix
4. Chi-Raq with G Herbo
5. Boss Ass B*tch with PTAF - Remix
7. Itty Bitty Piggy
8. I Get Crazy ft. Lil Wayne
9. Kill Da DJ
10. Nicki Minaj Speaks
11 Slumber Party ft.t Gucci Mane
12. Shopaholic ft. Gucci Mane, Bobby V, F1Jo
13. Gotta Go Hard ft. Lil Wayne
14. Nicki Minaj Speaks #2
15. Best I Ever Had Remix
16. Keys Under Palm Trees
18. Easy ft. Gucci Mane, Rocko
19. Nicki Minaj Speaks #3
21. Can Anybody Hear Me?
22. Still I Rise
23. Beam Me Up Scotty