Softer Side of Nicki Minaj & 2014 Song Of The Summer

“PILLS N POTIONS”   Nicki Minaj

nicki minaj pills potionsA rare intimate, softer side of Nicki Minaj on her latest single “Pills N Potions”.   The ballad was produced by Dr. Luke and will be featured on her upcoming CD, “The Pink Print”.   Seeing Nicki toned down and vulnerable is shocking at first, but what a great career decision.   In full sex-kitten mode, Nicki is paired with L.A. rapper, The Game, sporting a full Kenyon Martin-styled beard, in the sexy video.    Pink smoke in the background, a seductive long drag on a cigarette, a silky black feathered dress (with matching boots), and a memorable hook line “I Get High Off Your Memory” make this an unforgettable video.


“SING”   Ed Sheeran

Ed sheeran sing videoEvery summer has an anthem, a theme song that captures the energy of the season.  Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”, the Black Eyed Peas “I Got A Feeling”, and last year’s “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke quickly come to mind.   This year, you’ve got to give it up to England’s Ed Sheeran.   Known for his soft, pensive guitar ballads, Ed shakes things up with a legitimate beach party anthem.    The song was produced by and featuring Pharrell (what song isn’t he featured on?).  “Sing” has become Ed’s first #1 hit in his native country after reaching the Top 10 four previous times.     Later this month, his new CD simply titled “x” will drop.   The music video stars a puppet version of Ed having a wild and crazy night on the town, it’s a perfect accompaniment to the upbeat pop song!