It concerns Minaj's use of Chapman's 1988 hit 'Baby Can I Hold You' on her 2018 track 'Sorry'.
The song, which features rapper Nas and had been recorded with the intention of it appearing on her latest album Queen, is not commercially available but is still up online via YouTube, having made its premiere on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 radio show.
35 year old Minaj had made attempts to obtain rights from Chapman for sampling her 1988 hit ‘Baby Can I Hold You’, including reaching out via social media, but without success.
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Review of Tracy Chapman's album Our Bright Future.
Tracy Chapman the four time Grammy award winning artist is back with a new album 'Our Bright Future' and indeed she can be proud to add this to her already illustrious back catalogue. If you're familiar with Chapman you know what you're going to get and that's class, sophistication and great music. Very much following in her folk, soul, blues roots 'Our Bright Future' has some great tunes and great lyrics. Her latest single 'Sing For You' is the first track on the album and sets the tone for a peaceful journey into soul and reflection. 'Our Bright Future' captures the conscience perspective that Tracy Chapman has become famous for with many tracks like this again highlighting quality lyrics and good song writing.
The album pretty much rolls on in a laid back manner that causes no stress or worry. It's sits nicely in the background soothes the soul and creates peaceful contemplation. There's tight musicianship that works well with the songs. She's a heavyweight artist that isn't trying to prove anything just purely doing what she does best. Another winning album for sure.
Review of Tracy Chapman's single 'Sing For You' - There's no denying Tracy Chapman is a great song writer and has a unique and wonderful voice. Hearing 'Sing For You' reminds you how soulful and sensitive this great musician is and what a great piece of art 'Fast Car' was as when listening to 'Sing For You' its Tracy Chapman straight away in your mind and you realise what a great talent she is. It's a simple song that has so much soul and genuine heartfelt serenity it's hard not to instantly like it. Quality as always.
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Date of birth
30th March, 1964