Sucka Free (mixtape)

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Sucka Free
Mixtape by Nicki Minaj
Released April 12, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 56:25
Label Dirty Money Records, Young Money Entertainment
Producer Hosted by Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj chronology
Playtime Is Over
(2007)
Sucka Free
(2008)
Beam Me Up Scotty
(2009)

Sucka Free is the second mixtape by Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj. The album was released on April 12, 2008 through Young Money Entertainment and Dirty Money Records. Sucka Free features guest appearances from fellow rappers Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Jadakiss, Lil Kim and Ransom. Production derives from Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool, Diddy, James Todd Smith - among others. None of the track are original songs, mostly using samples of popular Hip hop records.

Background[edit]

Just after Minaj's previous mixtape, Playtime Is Over, which was released in 2007. Minaj released Sucka Free with label mate Lil Wayne after he discovered her on the Queens-made dvd series called the The Come Up.[1] Lil Wayne mentored Nicki in the making of the tape, helping her while she continues her rap career.

Cover[edit]

The cover of this tape shows Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne at a podium in front of a red curton being interviewed by XXL Magizine and MTV. Nicki is wearing a gold-colored necklace and gold-colored earings wearing a halfway buttoned down red shirt and wearing stripped pants similar to the one she is wearing in on the Playtime Is Over mixtape. Lil Wayne is wearing a red garment with a silver watch and silver chains with a black hat titling "Young Money".

Critics noticed that Nicki used the same style from her fellow rival female-rapper, Lil’ Kim, from her promo shot for Kim's album Hard Core.[2] This was a small spark on the beginning of the Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim beef, which started to take off in 2010.

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Nicki Minaj Underground Music Awards-Female Artist of the Year Won[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original song(s) Length
1. "President Carter Speaks"     1:09
2. "Sunshine" (featuring Lil Wayne) (Always Be My) Sunshine by Jay-Z ft. Foxy Brown 3:18
3. "Set It Off"     2:15
4. "Brraaattt" (featuring Ransom)   2:43
5. "Higher Than a Kite" (featuring Lil Wayne)   2:35
6. "Grindin"   Grindin' by Clipse 2:20
7. "Curious George"   730 by Foxy Brown 2:02
8. "Sucka Free ‘08"     0:07
9. "Baddest Bitch"   Single Again by Trina 2:19
10. "Wanna Minaj?" (Featuring Gucci Mane, Lil’ Kim) Freaky Gurl (Remix) by Gucci Mane ft. Lil’ Kim, Ludacris 3:39
11. "Doin It Well" (Featuring Jadakiss) Doin It by LL Cool J 2:23
12. "Cuchi Shop"     3:11
13. "Hundred Million Dollaz"     0:19
14. "Young Money Ballaz" (Featuring Lil Wayne)   2:38
15. "Sweetest Girl"   Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) By Wyclef Jean ft. Akon, Nia, Lil Wayne 3:04
16. "Birm Biz '08" (Featuring Jadakiss) Square Biz by Teena Marie 1:37
17. "Dead Wrong"   Dead Wrong by The Notorious B.I.G. 2:46
18. "Long Time Comin'" (Featuring Ransom)   3:16
19. "Womp Womp"     2:34
20. "Who’s Ya Best MC?"     2:27
21. "Autobiography"   Feel It In the Air by Beanie Sigel ft. Melissa 4:33
22. "President Carter Signs Off"     0:16
23. "Lollipop (Remix)"   Lollipop by Lil Wayne 5:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "Nicki Minaj Catches Eyes On Lil' Wayne's Young Money Tour". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Meka. "Nicki Minaj Speaks On Sucker Free Cover". 2DBZ. Complex Media. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Destro. "Nicki Minaj – Beware Sucka MCs". Hip hop Ruckus. 2014 HIPHOP RUCKUS. Retrieved 30 May 2014.