VIDEO: & Nicki Minaj’s “Check It Out”

31 years ago, Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley, along with vocalist Tina Charles, told us that “Video Killed The Radio Star”, even though most people did not associate radio, or music, with video. 31 years later, the song gets an upgrade by a musician who arguably killed his own hip-hop for the sake of the pop dollar, if you are to believe the hate that’s on the web. I ofcourse speak of, and regardless what you have to say about him or his current output of music, he’s making more money than everyone who complains about it worldwide. Here he is on his collaboration with Nicki Minaj, the “it” female of the moment. Now say what you want about her, that despite an approach that seems to combine Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, and Elton John theatrics, it seems she feels she knows this is what the public wants. However, talk to diehard hip-hop heads and while some may hate the visuals, they will say she gets down like Chaka Khan and has one of the best rhyme schemes out there.

As the song title suggests, they both want you to “Check It Out”. The song is from Nicki’s forthcoming album, Pink Friday, scheduled for release on November 22nd.

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