Sucka Free (mixtape)
|Mixtape by Nicki Minaj|
|Released||April 12, 2008|
|Producer||Hosted by Lil Wayne|
|Nicki Minaj chronology|
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.
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 The Come Up. Lil Wayne mentored Nicki in the making of the tape, helping her while she continues her rap career.
The cover of this tape shows Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne at a podium in front of a red curtain being interviewed by XXL Magizine 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".
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. This was a small spark on the beginning of the Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim beef, which started to take off in 2010.
|Year||Recipient / Nominated work||Award||Result|
|2008||Nicki Minaj||Underground Music Awards-Female Artist of the Year||Won|
|1.||"President Carter Speaks"||1:09|
|2.||"Sunshine" (featuring Lil Wayne)||(Always Be My) Sunshine by Jay-Z featuring 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 featuring Lil’ Kim & Ludacris||3:39|
|11.||"Doin It Well" (featuring Jadakiss)||Doin It by LL Cool J||2:23|
|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 featuring Akon, Nia & Lil Wayne||3:04|
|16.||"Firm 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|
|20.||"Who’s Ya Best MC?"||2:27|
|21.||"Autobiography"||Feel It In the Air by Beanie Sigel featuring Melissa||4:33|
|22.||"President Carter Signs Off"||0:16|
|23.||"Lollipop (Remix)"||Lollipop by Lil Wayne||5:42|
- Lipshutz, Jason. "Nicki Minaj Catches Eyes On Lil' Wayne's Young Money Tour". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- Meka. "Nicki Minaj Speaks On Sucker Free Cover". 2DBZ. Complex Media. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- Destro. "Nicki Minaj – Beware Sucka MCs". Hip hop Ruckus. 2014 HIPHOP RUCKUS. Retrieved 30 May 2014.