Nicki Minaj vs. B.o.B – Sound Off
Neon Trees have been inducted into the Sound Off Hall of Fame, and you know what that means? It's time for a new round with an entirely new batch of competitors. Today, we are pitting Nicki Minaj's latest release 'Stupid H---' against B.o.B's new single 'Play the Guitar,' featuring a verse from Andre 3000.
On 'Stupid H---,' Minaj steps out of the 'Super Bass' pop realm and more towards her hip-hop roots. The Harajuku Barbie's newest single is reminiscent of the beats and rhymes that can be found on her mixtape tracks such as 'Itty Bitty Piggy.' The song boasts a clapping backbeat, sirens, whistles, and whirring synth as Minaj (as Roman Zolanksi) lets off a stream of insults to female haters.
On the other hand, 'Play the Guitar' is a head-bopping guitar-driven tune. The fast-paced snares and chants in the background of the beat pair up perfectly with B.o.B's astute rhymes, before the catchy 'Fancy' sample kicks in for the chorus. Later on, Andre 3000 delivers a mile-a-minute verse that really brings the incredibly catchy song full circle.
Which song are you feeling more? Listen to both songs below and cast your vote for either Nicki Minaj's 'Stupid H---' or B.o.B's 'Play the Guitar' below -- the poll will close at 8AM EST on Jan. 25.
Listen to Nicki Minaj, 'Stupid H---'
Listen to B.o.B, 'Play the Guitar' Feat. Andre 3000
Rules of ‘Sound Off’:
There’s only one rule for our ‘Sound Off’ series: If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight days, it is retired to PopCrush’s ‘Sound Off’ Hall of Fame. With tons of great tracks coming out everyday day, we have to give other artists a chance to win!