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Wednesday, 5 September 2012
HOT! Alicia Keys ft Nicki Minaj's ‘Girl on Fire (Inferno)
Hot. Sizzling. A must hear song. That is how The Beat feels
about the new smokin' hot song from Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj‘s collaboration
on ‘Girl on Fire Inferno’ - and it doesn’t disappoint. The track opens with a
thumping mid-tempo beat as Minaj spits a verse about not succumbing to the
dangers of Marilyn Monroe-inspired excess and self-destruction. Alicia herself
knows from experience that you need to rise above it, going back to her days in
Hell’s Kitchen as a child and going on to initially struggle to snag a record
deal. Keys soars in the chorus, which is simultaneously simple and glorious. In
her second verse, Minaj prays for strength and resilience to deal with critics
and adversity, closing with “X in the box / Ain’t nobody checkin’ me.” You tell
‘em! Both artists share the spotlight on this song, and they both earn it.
Minaj’s lyrics are some of the most moving and meaningful of her career, while
Keys returns to the piano and feel-good vibes that made ‘No One’ such a huge
hit. Expect to hear this song nonstop on radio — and not to mind. These girls
are both on fire.
Watch the video HERE!