Fergie Featuring Nicki Minaj - You Already Know

27 September Critic Jonni 0 Comments

You Already Know (feat. Nicki Minaj) [Interlude Version] - Fergie |

If you don't already know, Fergie has released her second studio album, titled "Double Dutchess". It has been 11 years since her debut, and it's refreshing to see her versatility in her new album. I did review the whole album for CelebMix, so go and read that, please. She also released a music video for every single song on the album, wrapping it all into one video on the deluxe version, titling it as a Visual Experience. I covered each of the music videos on CelebMix too, including this one, so check out my article for this on there. This has certainly been a collaboration we've been calling for, for many years; so we're glad we have it now. It does get quite lost on the album, but on its own, it's pure fire. Watch Fergie collaborate with Nicki Minaj in this super female empowerment music video for their single "You Already Know" from Fergie's second studio album "Double Dutchess".

Fergie, full name Fergie Duhamel, is best known for being the female vocalist from The Black Eyed Peas. Many people have forgotten her awesome hits from her debut album. Some people are just too young to remember them, "Glamorous" came on in the club when I was in Dublin, and my friend didn't know the song at all; imagine my surprised face! Her new album is one of my favourites of this year, and I absolutely love every single song! This collaboration is complete fire, just as we knew it would be. It features Nicki Minaj, real name Onika Maraj, who has had a phenomenal career to date and continues to impress me in her recent collaborative music videos, she comes across classy in this one and DNCE's "Kissing Strangers", and let's not forget how she slays it in Katy Perry's "Swish Swish"! The song was written by Fergie Duhamel, William Adams (will.i.am), Onika Tanya Maraj, James Brown, and Antonio Hardy. It contains excerpts of "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins, hence why James Brown is listed as a songwriter.

The music video is shot in black and white with Fergie and Nicki Minaj giving a full-out performance piece. There are some brilliant camera tricks with slight narrative scenes that never fully become a part of the visual.

We watch Fergie compete against herself at table tennis and chess before deciding that there are better things to be doing than competing against herself. It is pure female empowerment, and that is what Fergie wanted to show.

Both artists bring the fire when it comes to their performance pieces. Fergie impresses with the pole construction thing at the start, it's abstract and arty and just mesmerising. Her outfits are quite surprising, and kind of makes Nicki Minaj look reserved - never thought we'd ever call Nicki Minaj reserved.

Overall, it's a very arty music video, with a great concept that doesn't build anywhere. I'm still obsessed with the 3D chalk drawing that Fergie and Nicki Minaj are in during the latter's rap. And I want to explore the pole construction, I just want to walk around it and spin that central part. This is definitely unforgettable, although that's not the word I'd use for the song itself.
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