"Ain't on my period, but I got a new pad." And that new pad is Moscow, the latest adventure for Nicki Minaj's alter ego, Roman Zolanski to embark upon. "Roman in Moscow" is our first glimpse of Minaj's upcoming sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Set to be released in February 2012, the introductory song is a strong indication that Southside Jamaica's pride and joy is back and better than ever.
Roman's most memorable appearance on one of Minaj's tracks was during "Roman's Revenge," arguably the best offering from Pink Friday (followed by "Moment 4 Life" and "Girls Fall Like Dominoes"). Assertive and empowered, Nicki as Roman matches the anger and ire of Eminem's vocals easily. But on "Roman in Moscow," the beautiful combination of Minaj and another incensed voice is noticeably missing. As far as Behind the Hype is concerned, two vexed rappers are better than one. Then again, as Roman reminds us, "I told you bitches last year I'm a rap bitch nightmare," so I suppose that gives Nicki/Roman the license to do whatever the fuck they want.