10 Songs That Prove Nicki Minaj Can Rap

By: 07.16.12  •  52 Comments

6. “Beam Me Up Scotty”

It’s not Nas on “Halftime,” but Nicki’s rhymes on “Beam Me Up Scotty” shine for entirely different reasons. She takes a bouncing beat and does an around-the-Caribbean name check, shouting out the various nationalities with lyrical panache. “Beam Me Up Scotty” is like a track off M.I.A.’s Arular if the Sri Lankan Brit had any guttural swag. And it’ll make you hungry for curry chicken, rice and peas.

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