Hot Rap Singles: February 2012
Our February compendium of new rap singles is headlined by Nicki Minaj. While the first two teasers from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded burnished her rap credentials, "Starships" hews closer to the dance pop of her hit collaborations with David Guetta. (If you're a Nicki hater, then check out Lil Kim's "If You Love Me.") Meanwhile M.I.A., Nicki's costar in Madonna's 2012 Super Bowl halftime show (and in Madge's single "Give Me All Your Luvin'"), has a new track of her own, "Bad Girls." B.o.B continues to issue material from his forthcoming Strange Clouds with "So Good." For underground rap heads, there's Killer Mike's "Big Beast," the first track from his upcoming album with producer El-P, R.A.P. Music. Enjoy.