Back after an extended absence, Nicki Minaj has returned with a vengeance. The rapper has released her new single, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” which features a sample from a popular song from the early 2000s. Fans and reviewers alike are celebrating Minaj’s return to form, and the song has already caused a stir in the music business.
The song “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” borrows a snippet from the 2003 smash single “Never Leave You (Oh Oooh, Uh Oooh)” by Lumidee. The sample serves as a memorable hook that will remain in listeners’ thoughts. Yet, Minaj’s distinctive flow and clever wordplay are fully displayed, making the tune more than a throwback.
Nicki Minaj and her longtime partner Pop Wansel created the track. The production is simple, giving Minaj’s voice room to shine. The end product is a tune that successfully evokes feelings from both the early 2000s and the present day while also demonstrating Minaj’s development as a musician.
In 2020, Nicki Minaj became a mother, and this album, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” is her first new music since then. Although she has been somewhat silent musically in recent years, she has maintained an active social media presence, where she has often engaged with her followers and shared information about her life. Minaj previewed the release of “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” on Instagram earlier this week, and fans’ reactions were predictably positive.
Furthermore, the track has received nothing but favourable feedback. Listeners have appreciated Minaj’s lyrics for their message of female independence and self-assurance. As many listeners have pointed out, the excellent use of the Lumidee sample gives the song an additional nostalgic dimension.
Several critics have also been eager to applaud Minaj. It “melds nostalgia with a timeless quality that’s entirely Minaj,” writes Rolling Stone contributor Althea Legaspi, making the song “a welcome homecoming” for Minaj. El Hunt, writing for NME, has lauded the rapper’s “dazzling lyricism” and “excellent mastery of her flow.”
Nicki Minaj’s latest album, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” confirms her status as a musical powerhouse. That she was able to incorporate so many different musical styles into one cohesive whole is shown by this song. Fans are overjoyed to see Minaj back in the spotlight, and it’s easy to see why: she clearly put a lot of time and attention into this release.
Nicki Minaj’s future plans are unclear. Nothing but time shall tell. More amazing music from the rapper is on the way if “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” is any clue. Nicki Minaj is one of the most liked and recognised performers in hip-hop today, and it’s easy to see why.