Blazin' (Nicki Minaj song)

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"Blazin'"
Song by Nicki Minaj featuring Kanye West
from the album Pink Friday
Recorded2010
Genre
Length5:02
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Skyz Muzik

"Blazin'" is a song by American hip hop artist Nicki Minaj that features Kanye West, from her debut studio album Pink Friday (2010). The hook was freestyled by Minaj in the studio.

Background[edit]

Earlier in the year of Pink Friday's release, Minaj had a guest verse on West's single "Monster" from his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).[1] "Blazin'" leaked online on November 17, 2010, along with fellow album track "Fly" that features Rihanna.[2]

Composition and recording[edit]

The song includes a sample of 1985 recording "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds.[3] Minaj revealed via Twitter in March 2017 that she had beg West to not be on fellow album song "Right Thru Me", as he really wanted to get on it, and also that the hook on "Blazin'" was freestyled by her in the studio.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

After hearing the leak, HipHop-N-More described Minaj and West as being a 'lethal combination'.[5] Idolator cited the track as an example of Pink Friday's 'club-ready dance tunes'.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and spent a total of four weeks on it.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[8] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicki Minaj – "Blazin'" (Feat. Kanye West)". Stereogum. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Nicki Minaj's debut 'Pink Friday' LP leaks. Collaborations include Kanye and Drake". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Pink Friday (Media notes). Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Universal Motown. 2010.
  4. ^ "Nicki Minaj Convinced Kanye West Not To Appear On 'Right Thru Me'". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Nicki Minaj – 'Blazin' (Feat. Kanye West)". HipHop-N-More. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Nicki Minaj & Kanye West Join The Breakfast Club With 'Pink Friday' Track "Blazin'"". Idolator. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Nicki Minaj Blazin' Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 16, 2018.

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