Minaj takes Chicago’s young buck to the dark side.

Nicki Minaj has dropped another breadcrumb in the trail leading to her new album, this time teaming up with Chi-town rapper Lil Herb for the mean and moody ‘Chi-Raq’.

Built around little more than a creepy piano loop, chimes and a few snare hits, ‘Chi-Raq’ fits neatly alongside the nastier-sounding tracks Minaj has appeared on this year, including her own ‘Lookin Ass’ and the remix of Young Thug’s ‘Danny Glover’.

The track ends with a teaser from Minaj, who’s set to release her new album The Pink Print later this year: “I might give you a new trick every week until this album drop.”

Earlier this year Herb impressed with his mixtape Welcome to Fazoland, which FACT reckoned set “an impressively high bar for Chicago rap in 2014”.

Update: Clearly taking offense to Minaj’s Chiraq tourism, actual Chicago rapper Dreezy just shared a fierce remix of the track. ‘I’m the truth, that’s a fact,” she spits. “I was really born in Chiraq.” Listen below and check out her excellent Schizo mixtape.



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