Sucka Free

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Sucka Free
Sucka Free 2008.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedApril 12, 2008
Recorded2007–2008
GenreHip hop
Length56:25
Label
  • Dirty Money Records
ProducerHosted 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 American rapper Nicki Minaj. It was released on April 12, 2008 through 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, 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 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 curtain being interviewed by XXL Magazine and MTV. Nicki is wearing a gold-colored necklace and gold-colored earrings wearing a halfway buttoned down red shirt and wearing striped pants similar to the ones she is wearing on the Playtime Is Over mixtape. Lil Wayne is wearing a red garment with a silver watch and silver chains with a black hat titled "Young Money".

Controversies[edit]

Lil' Kim expressed anger on Twitter about a promo photo from the album's photoshoot which looked similar to that of hers on her debut album Hard Core. [2][3] Kim called Minaj "catty" and said she knocked off her style without "paying any homage". Nicki replied to these comments on a song from her debut album in 2010.[4][5]

Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2008 Nicki Minaj Underground Music Awards-Female Artist of the Year Won[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleOriginal song(s)Length
1."President Carter Speaks" 1:09
2."Sunshine" (featuring Lil Wayne)(Always Be My) Sunshine by Jay-Z featuring Foxy Brown3:18
3."Set It Off"Set It Off by N.O.R.E. featuring Swizz Beatz & J. Ru$$2:15
4."Brraaattt" (featuring Ransom)Buck Buck by Red Café & DJ Envy featuring Sheek Louch2:43
5."Higher Than a Kite" (featuring Lil Wayne)My Swag by T.I. featuring Wyclef Jean2:35
6."Grindin"Grindin' by Clipse2:20
7."Curious George"730 by Foxy Brown2:02
8."Sucka Free ‘08" 0:07
9."Baddest Bitch"Single Again by Trina2:19
10."Wanna Minaj?" (featuring Gucci Mane & Lil’ Kim)Freaky Gurl (Remix) by Gucci Mane featuring Lil’ Kim & Ludacris3:39
11."Doin It Well" (featuring Jadakiss)Doin It by LL Cool J2:23
12."Cuchi Shop"Coffee Shop by Yung Joc featuring Gorilla Zoe3:11
13."Hundred Million Dollaz" 0:19
14."Young Money Ballaz" (featuring Lil Wayne)Roc-A-Fella Billionaires by Freeway featuring Jay-Z2:38
15."Sweetest Girl"Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) By Wyclef Jean featuring Akon, Nia & Lil Wayne3:04
16."Firm Biz '08" (featuring Jadakiss)Square Biz by Teena Marie1:37
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 featuring Melissa4:33
22."President Carter Signs Off" 0:16
23."Lollipop (Remix)"Lollipop by Lil Wayne5:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "Nicki Minaj Catches Eyes On Lil' Wayne's Young Money Tour". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.bet.com/music/2018/06/22/lil-kim-shades-nicki-minaj.html
  3. ^ https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/lil%C2%92-kim-drags-nicki-minaj-on-twitter.299927/
  4. ^ https://www.capitalxtra.com/artists/nicki-minaj/news/real-reason-behind-lil-kim-diss-romans-revenge/
  5. ^ https://www.capitalxtra.com/artists/nicki-minaj/lists/lil-kim-feud-history/diddy-hello-good-morning/
  6. ^ Destro. "Nicki Minaj – Beware Sucka MCs". Hip hop Ruckus. 2014 HIPHOP RUCKUS. Retrieved 30 May 2014.