Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What Beyoncé and Alicia Keys Can Teach Nicki Minaj

BY: GURU JAY


Do you listen to music as a hobby like I do? Do you download your favorite songs and albums on iTunes or Google Play? Isn’t technology wonderful? Are you impressed by the array of gadgets and products available for sale?

Who knew when the iPod came on the market it would phase out so soon? Nowadays, the iPod seems prehistoric. Who was on your iPod?

Beyoncé and Alicia Keys songs are always first on my playlist. And Nicki Minaj is working her way up there too. The good thing about Alicia Keys and Beyoncé is their music never gets old. Moreover, they can mentor talented acts.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve had a secret crush on Alicia Keys and Beyoncé for a long time. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I might as well mention my infatuation with Nicki Minaj and her fresh hip music.


Isn’t it great to see the three beauties hugging and kissing? Beyoncé and Alicia can teach Nicki the importance of developing your own sound and style. Angel Alicia and No Angel Beyoncé are greatly admired because they aspire to be great.

No one sings ‘No One’ like Keys because the artist has perfected her voice. Who sings ‘Halo’ better than Beyoncé? Who raps ‘Feeling Myself’ as good as Nicki Minaj?

Plus, Alicia paints the big picture. Beyoncé’s image is carefully crafted. And Nicki defines the word: photogenic.

You see, every artist adds a different flavor to the mix. The Pills N Potions Minaj learned the essential ingredients of longevity in the entertainment business from Keys and Queen Bee. Have you seen Alicia Keys- Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) featuring Nicki Minaj?

How can I best describe Minaj’s music? Currently, Nicki is clearly one of the top 10 rappers male or female. Also, I don’t believe she’s done shattering records yet.

She figuratively flips on the Hip Hop balance beam like Gabby Douglas. Shorty choreographs her movements and routines better than experts. Watch her videos and you’ll see what I’m saying.


Alicia Keys taught the ambitious Anaconda rapper how to critically think in an Empire State of Mind. Beyoncé taught Minaj how to problem solve in Houston. When the music superstars align their cosmopolitans, magic happens.

Business, entertainment especially, is about making connections. Nicki Minaj is in good shape because she takes excellent care of her body and has formed great relationships with key people. Lil Wayne, Drake, and Meek Mill all socialize with the Only songstress.

In addition, the diva’s American Idol days prospered her career. Do you remember when television paused because Mariah Carey confronted Nicki Minaj for showing up late? I coin this term “personality clashing.” Doesn’t it make good TV?

 Photos By: Wikimedia Commons

If you want to make it as far as Nicki Minaj you need a big mindset. Don’t ever doubt Nicki’s street smarts and credibility. Keep learning.

Who grinds and works harder than Beyoncé? Who else but Alicia Keys sings like a blue jay? Right now, Nicki is increasing her attributes and becoming an incredible sensation thanks to amazing mentors.


I am Guru Jay launching off into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

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