Nicki Minaj caused a bit of a stir with a recent performance at a taxi-tycoon's son's bar mitzvah (no one seemed to care that Hank Aaron and Andrew Cuomo were also there). But Grantland reporter Rembert Browne uncovers the real story - the complicated, intertwined relationships revealed in his in-depth sociological analysis of the after-party group photo.
This is what she does. She takes a pretty good song, waits until you are popping along to it, then a little longer, until it feels repetitive and you start to see through to its flaws, and then boom, she comes in and makes it a completely different song—a better song. She is the best part even of great songs; her featured verse on Kanye West's "Monster" is the best of several, including ones by Jay Z and Rick Ross. She did that song because she was asked and because "Kanye's a genius." She did "Bang Bang" because she "knew it would be big."
Hundreds of musicians criss-cross the country daily on their way to the next gig. How do they deal with the boredom? This way