Nicki Minaj reveals list of Dancehall and Soca artists who inspired her on the rapper's new album 'Queen.'

recently dropped her highly-anticipated album Queen, which is inspired by Dancehall music.

The Trinidadian rapper unveiled the 19-track record on Apple’s Beats 1 radio where she gave a song-by-song analysis of her new LP.

On the track “Inspirations Outro,” Minaj shares the artists who inspired the project which included a slew of Dancehall and Soca entertainers.

“Capleton, , Mavado, uh oh / Sizzla Kalonji, [Vybz] Kartel, Buju, go so / Supercat, all over his Ferragamo, I know / Destra Garcia, Machel Montano, Jah know / Ninja Man, Lady Saw, Spice, Tanya, Patra / DJ pull up, , uh-huh / Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons,” she sings.

“Anything we wear, girl gwan try on (okay) / Bless up, , yes, king lion / Marchin’ with Lauryn Hill to Zion / Caribbean tings what I am / Me and Fox gettin’ paper like we ink dryin.”

Another interesting track, “Barbie Dreams,” has been singled out for featuring criticism of rappers including the likes of , and her ex Meek Mill. However, the Hip Hop star said she was simply joking around.

Queen follows singles “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li,” which were released in April. Its release was originally slated for 15 June before being pushed to 17 August due to clearance issues over a sample of a Tracy Chapman song.

Queen is Nicki Minaj’s first record since 2014 release The Pinkprint.

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