Nicki Minaj has teamed with Trina for a collaborative track from the latter’s forthcoming album, The One, which drops this Friday. Entitled “BAPS”, the new song repurposes a familiar hook and beat for fans of early 2000s hip-hop.
Yes, those marching horns are indeed culled from Cash Money Millionaires’ smash “Project Chick”. Bolstered by video game effects and a more thumping beat, the track gets flipped by Minaj and Trina. Where the original was all about wanting “a project chick… a hood-rat chick,” “BAPS” instead takes the woman player’s perspective as the pair rap about every guy they’ve ever swerved. It’s an explicit empowerment anthem where sex is so far from something to be ashamed of that it becomes a declaration of self.
Check it out below.
Trina’s The One is out June 21st. Nicki Minaj, meanwhile, released Queen last year.