In celebration of the record’s seventh anniversary, The Pinkprint rapper reflected on her iconic verse and what it meant to collaborate with some of the biggest names in hip-hop. Nicki also mentioned the time she had to convince Kanye West to keep “Monster” on MBDTF, after he expressed his hesitation.
“Kanye called me to tell me Jay put a verse on this song & that he was still deciding if he would put it on his album,” she wrote on Instagram. “Haha. It was like an hour long call where I tried to convince him to let the song stay on his album. He felt this verse would end up being the talk of the album. I said: YOU’RE KANYE WEST!!!!”
She also admitted there was a minor disagreement when it came to her signature growl. Kanye wanted more, while Nicki feared it would be “overkill.”
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“Monster” debuted Sept. 21, 2010, on Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Friday music program; however, it didn’t get an official release until Oct. 23, about a month before MBDTF dropped. The song went on to receive a platinum certification as well as plenty of critical praise, with many people applauding Nicki as the track's standout. Pretty impressive considering she was featured alongside Jay Z, Rick Ross, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.
Just off a cover of Bon Iver’s “Woods,” Denver-based melodic indie talent Covex is back with his latest release. Taking a more downtempo ethereal tone with quick punching saws and an impeccable attention to sound design, Covex brings us right into the feels with this dark indie inspired track. Combining an immersive soundscape through percussion, a keen eye for layering to create new dimensions not to mention his signature lead, this new hit is one you cannot skip out on.
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Melodic indie producer Covex has been turning heads over the last year with his haunting vocal capabilities and impeccable production prowess. Combining out of this world percussion elements with his musical abilities and sound design knowledge, Covex has created entire worlds bridging the indie songwriter world with dancemusic that has had the likes of Crywolf, Slow Magic, Haywyre, Big Gigantic and many more in awe. Taking a new direction with his latest release, Covex reimagines “Woods” by one of his favorite artists Bon Iver.
Featuring his vocal rendition of the track, you’ll be slowly lulled away into a starry skied forest full of imagination. Creating an absolutely chilling atmosphere with a combination of bass, bright arps and gorgeous melodies, you’ll be hard pressed to find issue with this latest from the budding production talent. Check out the single here and grab the free download for a limited time!
Crywolf is trying something new. With his newest release, “Weight“, Crywolf makes use of steel guitar, beautifully harmonized vocals, and other acoustically curated sounds. This track shows the versatility that Crywolf has to offer, an exciting turn in the artist’s career.
The track begins with just an acoustic guitar. Crywolf’s falsetto voice dances across the chords, a refreshing display of musicianship from an electronicmusic producer. Steel guitar gently slides its way into the background as Crywolf harmonizes his vocals. The steel guitar gives this track a little southern twang, while the Crywolfs falsetto voice sounds very much Bon Iver inspired. This track is perfect for a lazy Sunday.