Many of today’s hip hop songs are riddled with talks of lavish lifestyles, sex, and even words that paint violent pictures. It is very rare that a hip hop artist uses his or her lyrics to reveal deep emotions or feelings.
In the song “All Things Go”, Nicki Minaj takes a break from singing about a certain body part to really express her deep and intimate thoughts.
“All Things Go” is a single off of Minaj’s third studio album which will hit stores on December 15. In this single fans will be able to learn about a hip hop star losing a child as a result of a miscarriage or an abortion. Minaj reflects on the child she lost as she speaks about her little brother Caiah in the following lyrics “I want ‘Caiah to go to college, just to say ‘We did it!’/ My child with Aaron, would’ve have been sixteen, any minute/ So in some ways I feel like ‘Caiah, is the both of them.”
Also in the song, Minaj raps about her cousin that was slain near his home in Brooklyn. In the lyrics one could assume that Minaj blames herself for the death of her cousin. In her lyrics she revealed that her cousin wanted to stay with her but he never asked.
In addition to revealing pass heartaches of the rap star “All Things Go” gives fans a glimpse into her goals. This is where Jared Haftel believes she really shines. She raps “Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel/ And I’m good with that, as long as I’m peaceful/ As long as 7 years from now, I’m taking my daughter to preschool.”