The song popped up from unknown origins last night, and it felt like a landmark. Can’t believe it, but it’s about time in Nicki Minaj’s career for a triumph joint like this, one that tells her American Dream story from the block all the way to the top. It’s confident: she’s reveling in her status and remembering when she had none. This is for the little girls that say Nicki you pretty. She’s been running so fast all year that it must feel nice to be secure. It doubles as a true summer stunner, too, the perfect groove to play at barbeques.
Stream: Nicki Minaj, “Top of the World”