Though Nicki Minaj's latest singles have been viewed more on the pop side of her music, there's no denying that 'The Boys' is a shining moment for the hip-hop aspect of Nicki Minaj. With production work done from Jonas Jeberg and Jean Baptiste (who have produced for artists such as Chris Brown, The Wanted, Kreayshawn, etc.), the instrumentals to the song hit extremely hard. With the help of Cassie, fusing the hip-hop and pop worlds together seems like an easy feat. Lyrically, the two stars balance one-another perfectly. With Minaj's flow and Cassie's melody, it encompasses all their talents rolled into one. Taking the calmer and more sensitive side, you have Cassie. Taking the more aggressive side, we see the hip-hop flow that Nicki Minaj fans have been craving. "I told 'em Nicki be chillin/'I'm lucky putting the feelings/Because you never be joining/You couldn't even be pimpin/You couldn't even be trippin/You can't afford a vacation/I go to Hati for hations/I go to Asia for Asian/You may dust it, you were lil dusty posom/I might just come through with the six like my name was blossom." 'The Boys' is a song about men trying to buy love with their money or expensive items. "Your lipstick stains/Smells like a cheap hotel/Diamond watches and a gold chain/Can't make my frown turn around/The boys always spending all their money on love." If history is set to repeat itself, it's safe to assume that Nicki Minaj and Cassie have a hit on their hands. How far it will go... Only time will.
'The Boys' is featured on Nicki Minaj's last album, which is available in stores and as a digital download now. A music video for the track is currently in the works. Fans can listen to the new song on AOL Radio's New Hip-Hop First.