Deal With It, Headbangers–Nicki Minaj Is Here

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On Saturday, Aug. 9, more than 40,000 people descended upon Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau for the first day of Heavy Montreal, North America’s biggest heavy metal festival. The main draw was headliner Metallica; respected veterans in Anthrax, Voivod and Overkill; and upstarts like Municipal Waste and Protest the Hero featured on the eclectic undercard. Early in the day though, it was a performance by a singer who performed a confounding, surreal fusion of bubbly pop and edgy hip-hop that attracted the crowd’s attention.

The metal scene loves to wring its hands over anything that upsets the status quo, and Nicki Minaj has been especially polarizing in 2014. After all, co-opting metal music and juxtaposing it with hip-hop melodies and pop fashion, choreography, and marketing will do that. The cries of foul have been predictable, skeptics up in arms about the singer’s seeming lack of sincerity, her “corporate” approach, her prefab quality. It’s a common complaint in an era when the mainstream side of heavy metal is stuck between the nostalgic and the milquetoast. The best-selling metal acts of the past 12 months are a hodgepodge of old-school heroes (Black Sabbath), late-’90s holdovers (Korn, Godsmack), younger bands that pander to the lowest common denominator (Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch) and the odd mild bright spot (Volbeat). It’s as if post-millennial mainstream metal doesn’t know where to go next. There’s little galvanizing the entire metal scene anymore: The older metal crowd has its favorites, the kids have theirs, the underground carries on and never the twain shall meet. The fact that the sudden notoriety of this shrewdly marketed singer has brought people together in a combination of excitement, confusion and revulsion is not a bad thing at all.

What Nicki Minaj’s naysayers tend to forget is that heavy metal is no stranger to contrivance and gimmickry. Some of the most popular heavy metal albums ever released were awfully contrived, whether the carefully honed sleaze of Mötley Crüe’s Shout at the Devil and Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, Metallica’s made-for-the-masses Black Album and Def Leppard’s similarly intended Pyromania, or the calculated cathartic sounds of Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power and Korn’s Follow the Leader. Even today’s extreme metal is laden with gimmicks; just look at the cartoonish Satanism of Watain and the Viking shtick of Amon Amarth. Heavy metal is as much about contrivance as it is about substance, and often its best bands have been able to skillfully combine the two. What makes metal so uniquely charming is that the bands and their audiences buy into those contrivances and gimmicks fully, without irony.

Nicki Minaj doesn’t hide her contrivances at all. A product of Carol and Robert Maraj, the singer (née Onika Tanya Maraj) embraces metal’s most enduring and endearing tenets — fantasy, escapism, theatrics, bombast and sheer volume — and that solid, skillfully played metal foundation cleverly grounds a wildly eclectic sound that incorporates elements from trance to synth-pop, from dubstep to reggae. She’s also brilliantly self-referential, her fantasy storyline involving some wonderful parodies of metal’s “Big Four” of Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth.

A good number of those people singing Nicki Minaj’s praises are old enough to remember when heavy metal was contrived and awesome because of it. Jeff Walker of death metal legends Carcass has been effusive in his praise, and Metallica are reportedly fans. In the metal media, veteran writers like Metal Hammer‘s Dom Lawson, Metal RulesJP Wood and Failure for BlogsVince Neilstein have all gotten on board. Not all old-schoolers have gravitated to the hip rhymes and twerkable beats of 31-year old Minaj, but those who have recognize that undeniable element of fun that somehow has become lost over the years in a sea of equally contrived darkness, hostility and antisocial sentiment. The bearded dude in the patch vest might not want to admit it, but in metal, it’s okay to smile once in a while.

The broad appeal of Nicki Minaj’s stylistic free-for-all to younger audiences is key. Having never known a world without the Internet, where every form of music is easily accessible in seconds, the millennial generation doesn’t give a damn about genre boundaries whatsoever, and that ultimately could fuel metal’s next sea change. With much of the genre recycling formulas, clichés, and tropes in ouroboros-like fashion, metal is poised to head in two opposite directions at once, splitting between becoming a strictly traditionalist genre, or completely embracing non-traditional styles of music and instrumentation. The latter is happening more and more, above ground and below: Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu incorporates krautrock elements into its black metal sound. Tristan Shone’s Author & Punisher creates otherworldly industrial metal using his clever inventions. Deafheaven scored a crossover hit in 2014 by meshing searing black metal with contemplative shoegaze. Enter Shikari has attracted a large youth audience with its blend of metalcore and electronic music.

The traditional side of metal, whose myriad subgenres are separated by strict limitations, will always flourish, but metal’s future evolution lies beyond those self-imposed walls. While Nicki Minaj’s shelf life remains to be seen—her swift success is also an apt reflection of contemporary pop music’s highly ephemeral quality—it’s emblematic of a mindset in metal that will only become more common in the years to come. This is only the beginning.

Many in the big crowd that Saturday afternoon in Montreal were mostly curious about what Nicki Minaj would be like, how this music could be pulled off live. The feeling of uncertainty was palpable as the backup dancers, clad in jeans and not much else, strode onstage, followed by the curvaceous singer. Clad in a sexy Roman gladiator outfit that served as an apt visual representation of that pop/metal hybrid, the singer’s playful yet badass choreography felt awkward initially. Like any artist that emphasizes the more theatrical side of the music, it’s best experienced in a setting more controlled than an open-air festival. Plus there were a couple technical glitches, but the three young women didn’t miss a beat, remaining in character while the crack supporting musicians played some scorching music accentuated by backing tracks.

Before long the band and singer, the music and choreography, started to coalesce, and the crowd had bought into the gimmick of it all, jumping, raising fists, singing along to hit singles “Anaconda” and “Pills N Potions”. In an inspired tongue-in-cheek moment, an accompanying video implored the mosh pit to stage a “wall of death”, stating wryly, “If you show true courage, we will show true metal.” The crowd divided in two, the mellow intro to “Super Bass” started, and as soon as the speed metal riffs kicked in, both sides of the crowd sprinted into each other, bodies flying, thrashing, dancing. Only unlike a Lamb of God or Slipknot show, the aggression wasn’t negative, but a reflection of pure joy. Everyone had a smile on his or her face as a fire hose shot plumes of water high in the air, cooling off the euphoric throng.

“We are!” shouted the singer.

“NICKI MINAJ!” replied the crowd in unison.

“We are!”

“NICKI MINAJ!”

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  • Randall Thor

    I would be a liar if I said I didn’t know the words to Super Bass

    • I don’t know the words and I listen to some pretty questionable shit by “Internet tr00 Metal-Standards” …but then again I am just old too.

    • Paris Hilton

      Can’t you hear dat boom boom b boom b boom boom!?

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Superb ass?

      • Paris Hilton

        Mind = blown

      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Whoa, I need a bong rip after that.

        • Metaphysical Anus

          But that’s against your religion, man!

  • Tyree

    Bring the hate!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I don’t care what anyone says, Ms Minaj is hawt. DAT ASS

  • Flushgod Apocalypse

    It still saddens me that Nicki and the label took down the Anaconda Fart Remix from Youtube.

  • sweetooth0

    Is this a joke article or something?

    • Flushgod Apocalypse

      Joke?

      Nicki = Metal = Life

      • Paris Hilton

        Nicki Minaj = METAL!!
        Every other musician = POSERS!!

        PERIOD!!

        Flushes Nicki Minaj’s jealous haters down Kanye West’s diamond encrusted toilet!!

        *FLUSH*

        • Flushgod Apocalypse

          That’s the spirit!!

        • More metal than Babymetal

          • Oh God why is Babymetal in auto correct’s dictionary?!

          • Paris Hilton

            Babymetal is for babies. Stupid babies that shit themselves and don’t even have jobs. Stupid little fuckers.

          • Jormungandr

            Is it ok that I like metal for fish?

          • STAY BABY

    • I’ve never told a joke in my life, and I certainly won’t start now.

  • OMFG, thank you @christianmolenaar:disqus, this feels like…
    the day that never comes

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    I just can’t jump on board with this one. Can’t stand her rap voice. Makes me cringe almost as much as Little Wayne.

    • Metaphysical Anus

      She does call herself the female lil wayne.

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        You would know that

        • Metaphysical Anus

          I am ashamed to know that.

          • Cock of Steele

            Punishment for you! Now start sucking.

    • Sponge Of Mystery

      its all about the b00ty

  • Guacamole Jim

    I salute you, Mr. Molenaar. This is glorious.

  • W.

    This is a well-written post. I love rap, and I can definitely get down with some hip-hop. Nicki just doesn’t do it for me.

    • Nicki >>>>>>>>>>>> Babymetal

      • #truthfax

      • Paris Hilton

        Nicki’s ass >>>>>> The Meaning of Life

        • Metaphysical Anus

          The Meaning of Life = there is none.

          • Paris Hilton

            The Meaning of Life is to praise the glorious asses that roam freely on TV, on university campuses, inside leggings (preferably with Uggs), and in gyms.

          • Dat ass tho

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Ve belive in nossing, Lebowski.

        • DeeSnarl

          Doesn’t she have, like, butt implants? That’s a dealbreaker for me….

          • Paris Hilton

            An artist can create a masterpiece with any material. I do not hate The Statue of David merely because he is made of stone, as such I do not question the glorious ass and it’s creation, I simply enjoy it for what it is now.

            -PARIS HILTON

          • DeeSnarl

            Suit yourself. I for one will promptly refuse her entrance into my bedchambers….

      • W.

        I’ll agree with you there.

    • Jormungandr

      I think she’s better in a guest spot than a whole song.

    • ParallaxativeHyperStool

      Srsly. Sorry but this article is bullshit, she is a fucking horrendous stain on the music industry. Her fame is based far more on her ass than her talent.

  • George Clarke

    yeeeee

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Why won’t you give back Tyree’s ladies?

    • You’ve got a lot of fucking nerve showing your face here.

    • W.

      Hey, when are you guys going to release the next game-changing black metal album?

      • When are they going to release the first? aha hee hoo ha

        • W.

          You mean you haven’t been baptized into the glory of Sunbather?

          • Is that what it’s called when you pee your pants laughing?

          • W.

            (pssss, I’m trying to rustle the Masterlord’s jimmies. Stop foiling me.)

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I’m pretty sure he has already caught you.

          • I’M ONTO YOU…

    • Simon Phoenix

      Screw that. You impunged upon my boy Tyree’s honor by stealing his woman.

      WHERE’S MY FUCKING SHOTGUN.

  • This article really chaps my ass.
    I mean, my jimbobs are really flustered.
    My sphincter is thoroughly dinked.

    • Paris Hilton

      This article makes me wanna shout! Throw my hands up n shout! Throw my hands up n shout! Yeahhhhhh, yeahhhhhh! Yeahhhhhh, yeahhhhhh!

  • Paris Hilton

    The song doesn’t scratch my pop-rap itch quite like Masquerade, Where Dem Girls At, or Super Bass did, but DAT A$$ doe!!!

    -Paris Hilton

    • I personally loved her verse on the Big Sean “ass” remix.

      Missed u bby

      • Paris Hilton

        My favorite Nicki song still remains Masquerade. It is truly an underrated classic!

        • i see your Masquerade and raise you Come On a Cone

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Jimmy, plz!

      • Paris Hilton

        Also has the Ying to my Yang, RiotAct666 been creeping around here still?

        • Metaphysical Anus

          I haven’t seen him here, but he roams around the wasteland that is FFB.

          • Paris Hilton

            The Foundation Fighting Blindness!? For shame RiotAct, for shame.

          • Cock of Steele

            Him, Hester, and Sadistikexekution. Although they squabble, but I feel like every comments section needs some heat.

          • Paris Hilton

            Ugh Sadistikexekution is the fucking WORST!

          • KJM

            Yeah, Hester & Riot Act have a good schtick going but Sadistik is boring.

          • Paris Hilton

            I agree! RA666 may be a bit annoying at times but at least he isn’t a total dick and is somewhat funny! Sadistik on the other hand is just plain old mean, insecure, and boring.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Sadistik may have been the originator of the toilet flush though, this goes back to the days of the old blabbermouth which stretched from before 2000 to the end of last year. I missed about 8 years in between . but i witnessed the growth of a young riotact being shot down unmercifully month after month until blossoming into the king he/she (many rumors) is today.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Hester just doesn’t do it for me anymore.

        • sadly no. my theory: he couldn’t stand it because everyone in here likes him.

          • Paris Hilton

            Riotact666 is a free-range troll. He cannot be contained not tamed.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            I just ruined my triumphant judd blake impersonation by not changing from chrome to explorer to make my comment. I was doing a bang up job too. The comments showed up as CTMK thus destroying my pet project.

      • Edward Meehan

        I didn’t hate her stuff on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy but that’s also about the extent of my knowledge on her music.

    • W.

      Hey Paris! Have you been hiding out at the cabin?

      • Paris Hilton

        I have been through fire. And water. From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak, I fought him, the Balrog of Morgoth. Until at last, I threw down my enemy and smote ruin upon the mountain side. Darkness took me. And I strayed out of thought and time. Stars wheeled overhead, and every day was as long as the life age of earth. But it was not the end, I felt light in me again!

        I’ve been sent back until my task is complete!

        -PARIS HILTON

        • Cock of Steele

          I read that in Paris Hilton’s voice and laugh every time.

        • KJM

          FLY YOU FOOLS!!

    • Matt Damon

      MATT DAMON <3

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    VIKINGS = CROM APPROVED

    CROM > ODIN

    VIKINGS NOT SHTICK BUT WAY OF LIFE

    #CTMK

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    ………FOR THE TALL MAN

    • Scrimm

      HAHAHA I was just wondering what Bruce would say as I scrolled down and saw that.

  • Gorgasm

    I can’t stand her music, but I just might be the biggest fan of her great round ass.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Jack is probably super excited by this article.

    • I’m torn really, the music isn’t that great but dat ass….dayum.

  • Gorgasm

    I just got the “joke”

    Well played Christian.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    DON’T WANT TO BE AN ASSHOLE

    TAYLOR > NICKI

    AND IT’S NOT BECAUSE I PREFER WHITE MEAT ( CONAN INAPPROPRIATE COMMENT OF THE YEAR – I DON’T MAKE THEM OFTEN) SERIOUSLY I LOVE PAM GRIER.

    • while i do like taylor (upvote), i still prefer nicki (downvote)… it’s a tie.
      oh hai pam grier! (upvote achieved)

      • We can’t be friends for the next hour, interrogation room now.

    • Paris Hilton

      We talking Swift or Momson here?

      Edit: Nevermind, I am an idiot. I still have a hangover from chillin with Miley last night. Goddamn! Say what you want about her but can that girl party!!

    • Cock of Steele

      I would live in that rack of Pam’s.

      • Paris Hilton

        I could live out my life in ScarJo’s rack. I suspect that her perfect set of breasts smells like lightly toasted cinnamon bread.

    • Pretty reckless is my favorite non metal thing right now. I dig the shit out of their new album. Also Taylor is smokin.

      • Sweet Things (shit she can scream!) and Absolution are my current cuts.

        • Same here, one of the few bands where I really dig the slow songs. Her voice is heavenly.

          • and there aren’t too many good rock bands out there anymore, they’re all doing stupid shit to sell records or have Jack White in them.

          • Pretty reckless, Bobaflex (their last 3 albums),.volbeat and chevelle are the rock bands I like. Also louna, if you like tpr you will like louna.

          • forgot about Chevelle, they kick anaconda.
            ever heard of Big Wreck? canadian rock band, pretty fuckin’ solid. put out two albums in the late 90’s, broke up, got back together and have two albums in the past few years.

          • I haven’t heard of them, I’ll check them out in a bit though.

          • JWG

            Big Wreck was solid, but the solo records by Ian Thornley (lead singer, the only actual Canadian in the band’s pre-reunion iteration) were way too Nickelback-lite (being on Chad Croaker’s own label) for my interests.

            Uh… I just read that the most recent version of “Big Wreck” actually *is* Thornley’s solo band. I’m not sure the taint of Kroeger (ew) can be washed away with a name change.

            But I’ll look into it anyway. I did like Big Wreck (Mark 1)’s first album.

          • I’m a huge fan of In Loving Memory and The Pleasure and the Greed. and it’s clear Thornley saw dollar signs in his eyes when Nickelback/Theory got big. but he saw his mistake and called up the ole bass player. he fucked up and repented for his sins. new Big Wreck is the rocket…major fan saying this!

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            volbeat is good, i still don’t know if caviano should have left anthrax though. Oh well at least the guy from shadows fall has a good gig. The second guitarist slot in anthrax is kind of a second class position in the band it would appear. It always seemed like caviano was low man on the totem pole. Bobaflex reminds me of boba fett so i will check that out.

          • Simon Phoenix

            But… Alter Bridge, man.

          • Alter bridge is great instrumentally but the pitch of miles’ voice irks me in some of their songs.

          • Simon swoops in and wins the sports point in the last quarter!

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          I like why’d you bring a shot gun to the party , it’s pretty heavy for a pretty little girl who is in a band called pretty reckless. I guess she has to have the band name because taylor momsen sounds really wimpy maybe ? I have no clue who the band is anyways, she writes or co writes all her songs so the band is just along for the ride on her beautiful racoon tail !

    • JWG

      I am starting to see what you see. I’m not very good about multitasking even when it comes to obsessing over more than one lady, though.

      Plus, I’ve got more of a thing for brunettes. Especially a certain indie horror film star, blogger, and burlesque performer…

      http://www.littlemissrisk.ca/ (NSFW. Also don’t click if you’re offended by nipples)

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I have a thing for brunettes but then again there are blondes and redheads that I like.

      • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

        American Mary was a class film.

    • Simon Phoenix

      Disliking Pam Grier for any reason should be a national crime.

      Coffy is still one of my favorite films of all time. It has all of the marks of a perfect blaxploitation movie.

    • KJM

      Yeah, they’re both hot but I just can’t be bothered to care about their music at all, not even to hate it.

    • KJM

      Oh, and Pam is awesome.

    • Gurp

      Nicki Minaj is a plastic-ass bitch.

      • I can count the number of fucks given with zero hands. I love her, no shame.

  • Xan

    FOR CROM!

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      you have fufilled your promise with honour.

      #CTMK

  • Guppusmaximus

    Fuck that pussy shit… Krizz Kaliko was doin it first! I mean, I would fuck that pussy…but… Krizz was crushing boundaries first…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25c2Wz70Gbo

    • Guacamole Jim

      STRAAAAAAAAAAANGE!!

      music.

      • Guppusmaximus

        The day I stumbled upon Tech N9ne, Krizz, CES Cru, etc; it renewed my faith in Rap. I hadn’t cared for it since Eminem’s first album…

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          Tech N9ne is a rap genius and I love Eminem. The Marshall Mathers Album was my favorite rap album until i discover the Wu Tang Clan and especially Liquid Swords by GZA. I’ve been firmly entrenched in the Wu camp ever since.

          • JWG

            Tech N9ne sounds like someone who ought to be related to Mack 10, just to better facilitate the obvious pun.

            Which I kinda made anyway. So… uh. Never mind.

  • Cock of Steele

    I know I may sound a bit crochety here, but I dislike Nicki Minaj, all her songs, and would prefer if I could keep metal as my underground happy place.

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Puhut vähän mutta asiaa!

      • Cock of Steele

        I only speak freedom sir!

        • Metaphysical Anus

          ….

          • Cock of Steele

            WHO PUT ME ON THE INTERWEB?!! >:(

    • I like her ass but that’s pretty much where the fascination ends.

  • Paris Hilton

    I’ve also remembered that this is an article about someone who is a pop artist, black, and a woman. Those insecure, misogynistic, “Tr00” nerds over at MS would shit their pants over this one! Thinly-veiled racism would be pathetically defended by “freedom of speech” and “PC Police”. I can see it now, at least the TOH crew is mature enough to handle these articles…

  • The Prophet Mohammed

    I’m a bearded guy who wears a vest with patches and I approve of Nicki Minaj. Thanks to the video for Anaconda and my wife’s love of sistas with serious ass, I have gotten laid more so than usual. Thanks again Nick.

    • W.

      First bump.

  • JWG

    Okay, okay. I got it. But I still don’t ‘get’ it.

    Mr. Umanov totally ruined the possibility of any casual middle ground between super-fan and complete detractor of Babymetal… er… Nicki Minaj… I’m so confused now.

    Yeah. I can’t maintain the fiction for the rest of this comment.

    I actually kind of dig about half that album, maybe more depending on my current mood. But I figured it best just to stay quiet once even the mildest profession of acceptance began to be equated with extreme weaboo-ism and/or being a Peter File. And again, I blame Axl’s Life-partner entirely.

  • Simon Phoenix

    Your article almost made me like Nicki Minaj. Almost.

    I don’t know wether to curse you or applad your journalism and storytelling skills.

  • Cock of Steele

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plfa4r-p4xg Great, this is what I think every time I watch one of her videos now.

    • crazytaco_12

      The funniest thing I’ve seen all week…woo, my fucking sides are split

      • Hahaha i love how he included silent but deadly ones.

  • Stockhausen

    I will flush the life out your parody posting face.

    • I won’t even care because I’m not a disgusting lifelover.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        Well, that’s debatable.

        • I’m definitely disgusting, and definitely not a lifelover.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Prove it mate!

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      This is like a Sergeant D article only better than his posting about core bands that are mostly mediocre. His regular blog is much better than his MS postings.

  • crazytaco_12

    Hahaha, laughed so hard at this. Someone on my fb feed (who doesn’t like metal) just posted that NPR article (that I raged fairly hard over).

  • KJM

    The best thing(besides the money) about working in a chain record store and having to hear the same recycled crap 40 hours a week was learning that unless something’s being shoved in your face, it’s very easy to tune it out and not care. I live in my own musical world and don’t give a crap what others do in theirs.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I forgot that you worked at FYE even though you brought it up earlier today. They started getting used vinyl at the stores I went to of theirs. I went to one in Florida on vacation and the used vinyl they had was staggering. Sealed copies of Crime of The Century by Supertramp, a sealed copy of Thick As A Brick and quite a few other goodies. I did not pick them up as there was no way to get them back from New York.

      • KJM

        I worked for them way back in the 80s when they were called Strawberries. I had the dubious honor of being the highest paid clerk in the chain at the time. The Asst Managers were pissed because I was making the same money as them, I never had to work register, and I got to set my schedule in stone(10-6 Mon-Fri period), too good to last.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          sounds like the dream job. Mine was bouncing at a bar where i was great buddies with the owner. It was basically a hard rock bar with 3 bands a week , a jam night, a punk night and a metal night. It was non stop fun for almost a year. I would get paid under the table so still able to keep my disability checks, basically drink free ( i never drank while working but everyone else did) at the end of the night. Stay afterhours till 5 am. Go home , sleep till 2, go to the gym and the night starts again. Was the most fun i ever had. Then there was a new manager, i worked with him for a few months, but it wasn’t as fun, and then the whole place went under because he was an alcoholic and gave all his friends free drinks. So the place shut down, i had a second nervous breakdown and ended up back in my old hometown of 25 000 people.

          • Scrimm

            That sucks, at least it was fun for a while. I worked concert security for a while but it wasn’t much fun

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            I never wanted to do concert security because i always hated the security at concerts because i felt they were sometimes intentionally ruining the kids fun. It has to be a tough job. I did mall security and that was a huge drag too, i only did that for a few months. I liked driving cab, it was fun, lots of strange people through out the day, never knew what was going to happen next.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah the were a lot of dicks doing concert security that’s a big reason why I stopped. These two idiots one night started shit with a couple people at the show not realizing the were there with a pretty large group and they got beat up really bad, all of us took some shots trying to stop that one. I was pretty much done after that. I bet cab driving would be a trip, I read Bruce Campbell’s biography and he had some stories to tell about doing it.

  • Super Saiyan Soup

    I don’t really have a problem with Nicki Minaj, just not my cup of tea is all. That said where is the metal in either of the songs posted? Sounds like straight pop/rap to me.

    • This is a parody article making fun of the babymetal article that npr posted earlier.

  • I find it funny no one mentions that she basically stole half of that anaconda song from sir mix a lot.

    • Paris Hilton

      Good artists borrow, great artists steal.

    • Because it’s not stealing when it is completely blatant. It’s the entire basis of the song.

  • Mother Shabubu III
  • NeverBlack

    Man, I’d do her, do her hard, like no jewish man would ever do a girl!

    PS: Sorry, I’m drunk.

  • Scrimm

    Fuckin stupid disqus keeps telling me I have a new notification for the same damn upvote.

  • Wizard Aura

    Spaceghost Purp has been releasing shit under the genre of “trap metal.” Thoughts?

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu
    • Metaphysical Anus

      Oranssi Pazuzu is fucking great.

  • JamesGrimm

    sssssoooooo………did any good metal albums come out lately..?