One of the best parts of hip-hop is the sampling, and how it's used in a beat. Unfortunately, artists needs to be careful about what they use, as an uncleared sample can mean trouble. That's what's happening with Nicki Minaj's new record. Nicki Minaj has pushed back her album release due to sample clearance issues.
Minaj has had a bumpy road with this release. Queen was originally slated for a June release before getting pushed back to August 10. She wrote on Twitter on July 31, explaining the situation: "So there's a record on Queen that features 1 of the greatest of all-time. Had no clue it samples the legendary Tracy Chapman - do I keep my date and lose the record? Or do I lose the record and keep my date? Do we push #Queen back 1 week? Ugh, I'm torn y'all help."
The decision has been made, and the album will now be out on August 17 instead. In an update, she took the time to promote her Apple Music essentials playlist, which features some recent collaborations, like 'FEFE' with 6ix9ine:
To all the rappers out there: make sure you know a piece of your music history and clear your samples. Otherwise, you risk destroying the campaign for your albums... Nicki Minaj's Queen will now be out on August 17. Be sure to follow us so you don't miss our review of it!