It’s a new Nicki Minaj and YoungBoy collab, and Mike WiLL Made-It! That’s right, the latest quarantine banger from Mike Will, ‘What That Speed Bout?!’ brings the Queen of Rap and YoungBoy Never Broke Again together on a chaotic beat. The track dropped on Friday, alongside a futuristic music video that features, like, at least four Nickis’ and twelve YoungBoys’. With all this talent, it’s clearly the music industry that’ll be Never Broke Again!
A) YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Chorus/Verses
If you don’t have three minutes and thirty seconds to listen (but you still have time to read this, bless you!), the lyrical content chorus sets the tone for the track: it goes money, alcohol, sex, cars. NBA uses this song as a huge flex, whether it’s his wealth, sexual encounters with women – or, namely, how fast his car goes (hence, ‘What That Speed Bout?!’).
His verse is fast and fluid, likely how that car drives. We love to see a structural narrative. At only 21, it’s the natural approach he embodies on a trap-rap beat like this, that keeps him at the top of the game.
B) Nicki Minaj’s Verse
In the sage words of the Queen of Rap herself: “F*** a quarantine.” But seriously, Nicki Minaj takes the spotlight anywhere she goes. What else is there to be said about such a precise, clear cut of lyrical play and strong vocal stamina? While fully-pregnant? There’s no need to compare the hottest female rappers right now – Nicki laid out The Pinkprint years ago, and we all know that she’s designed it to be a viable plan for future talent to follow.
P.S. – the Barbz probably already have this verse fully-memorized.
C) Mike WiLL Made-It’s Production
Through the music video, you can catch glimpses of Mike WiLL Made-It making technological magic. This beat skitters and bounces against the vocals, producing an infectious chaotic rhythm that will make your head bounce. With the inclusion of electronically-warped pan flutes, it has all the makings of a classic trap-rap hit.
What did you think of the track? Is it an immediate download, a sometimes-stream, or a complete skip? Because whatever you feel, we know exactly who’s responsible – it’s a new Nicki Minaj and YoungBoy collab, and Mike WiLL Made-It! Let us know in the comment section below, or tweet us @TheHoneyPop!
Featured Image Source: Mike Will via YouTube – ‘Mike WiLL Made-It – What That Speed Bout?! (feat. Nicki Minaj & YoungBoy Never Broke Again)’