Despite being her earliest champion and mentor, a prison stint kept Lil Wayne from chipping in on Nicki Minaj‘s 2010 debut Pink Friday. He made up for that absence by contributing two verses to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, “Sex In The Lounge” and the album’s title track, and now he’s lent her another for The Re-Up. “High School” hit the internet last night, and while it’s not as hard-hitting as, say, “I Get Crazy,” their collaboration from her 2009 Beam Me Up, Scotty mixtape, it’s got a catchy horn and drum driven beat that does well enough to get these two flexing. After their recent bout of four wheeled and fragrance-d distractions, it’s refreshing.
Nicki lets her hard-work shine here in a particularly limber verse about, well, all her hard work she’s put in to assure a good life for a wayward friend and herself. “Anyway, I felt him, helped him / Put him on lock, seat belt him/Took him out to Belgium, welcome,” she raps, reminding that “this box be better than the box he was held in.” As for Lil Wayne, he’s back to rapping conversationally while attempting to woo a lady with his french … kissing skills. And on the sugary hook they celebrate, Nicki singing about how “This ain’t high school, me and my crew can slide through.” These two are Young Money King and Queen for good reason.
Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne – High School [NahRight]