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Carol Maraj, mom of rapper Nicki Minaj, dropped the title track for her upcoming album, titled "What Makes You".

The uptempo '80s flavored dance track is a follow up to her previous singles, "Endless" and "I Am Free".

Miss Maraj, 59, sings the virtues of her man who loves her like no one else.

    Oh, you give love like no one else
    You look at me and I just melt
    You love me like no one else
    The kind of love I never felt
    That what makes you


In addition to Nicki, Carol is also mom to Micaiah, Brandon and Jelani. She is a gospel singer, songwriter and playwright from Saint James, Trinidad And Tobago.

Caral Maraj - What Makes You

SR rated: 3/5 roses


  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty
  • Connie
  • Miss Thang

    Lol!! ?

  • SandraRose

    Lol. This song is not for you kids, it's for the older generation who appreciate disco music. ??

  • Shamwow

    Mom received at least one charity rose above. Okay mom do you! Anytime anyone mentions this to Nicki she says no comment.

  • tintin

    You know what if the money is there fulfill your passion. That's all I've got. when i win the lottery my mixtape will be released

  • SandraRose

    Lol! I'm jamming over here. ???

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Wow. Unless I missed it, I detected zero shade in this post. Isn't that something?

  • that_VA_thickchick

    THERE WE GO!!!!!!!!! I was waiting for the shade. You never disappoint. LOL

  • Miss Thang

    I’m genuinely not mad at it!

  • MsSapphire9800

    WOW. I can flow with got that 70's-80's disco sound. If that is her actual voice and not auto tune... she sounds pretty decent better than her daughter right now!!!

  • Coy little wink

    What kinda heat you dropping? Reggae...r n b...soft rock?

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    ? How much older I am pushing 50 and it’s putting me to sleep ..... maybe that is the point . A middle aged lullaby .... ???? R & R music . Rest and Relaxation....

  • Coy little wink

    OMG burn those blond wigs immediately

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    1979 called. It wants its music back. ?

  • tintin

    reggae rnb

  • Ms. Jackson

    Her mom is beautiful. But I do not like the "wet dog hair" look on her. She's too mature for that.

  • Don’t touch my laptop!

    Lol anytime someone mentions this to Nicki she says "no comment".
    This song isn't my taste but it ain't bad sounding or embarrassing. It's a cute song for an older woman to sing. At least she ain't acting like black chynas mom. Imagine what type of song she'd put out...lordt.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Her mom is beautiful.

  • tia

    It can't be any worse than what we're currently subjected to listen 2.

    I can dig it!
    Do you thang Mrs. Maraj! I listened all the way thru too.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I think its an ok song, not bad.

  • Society has changed

    I hate fronts in colors that some folks don’t know are damn wrong!!!!! Hell I hate lace fronts.... can’t get with gluing down hair along my precious edges ??????

  • free

    it reminds me a lot of j-lo's waiting for tonight. she has a youthful voice. it's aight though. i thought it was gonna have that grandma sitting in the den with a cigarette and dark liquor sound.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Or Lil'Scrappy's momma!!!!! That woman gives me instant headaches.

  • WhoKnew

    ...and I guess her mammie finna go on the Mama Dee's Wig Maker" Tour featuring "Old Heifers From Da Hood", The AARP rap group "Huh, what you say?", Five Old Broads Spittin Beats and Droppin Doo Doo in Depends", Cataract Charlotte and All The Old Harlots, Toothless Tammy and the Twerkettes...get your tickets's gonna be a blast from da past...ambulances will be on standby...get your tickets now....

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    She older Thats why I click the link, anything that has like names*****
    Names w/Just letters
    Rainbow bright hair
    Shot , shoot
    ***I bypass?

  • Navybeans95

    If mama D can make music anyone's enough room for ANYBODY ....NO TALENT NEEDED ....

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    That last sentence made me laugh TOO DAYUM HARD!

  • MsSapphire9800

    Not all older women wears depends, have cataract or toothless.some of them are more healthier than young folks....but that shyt is funny.

  • Beloved Jordan

    you forgot Yung or Young....Young thug Yung

  • WhoKnew


  • Kimberly King

    Nicki looks just like her mama ! It appears Nicki will age well. Her mom looks good.

    Them wigs tho !!

  • gellie

    What's the deal with Mama Carol?? Why she always trying to upstage her daughter? She did this last when Nicki was trying to put out the Queen album. That's when Mama Carol decided it was a good idea to do an interview about her Pedo son. And now once again, Nicki's putting out new come Mama. I dunno...maybe it shouldn't bother me, but it does.

  • stav

    Very early 90's vibe!

  • Khaliah

    You know you wrong for all of that--but it is funnee as he!! LOL. Just know that the youngsters that laff at the oldsters and all their problems get that stuff double when their time comes. Just keep on livin'! Still funnee though!!

  • WhoKnew

    Geesh...It's a joke...of course all old people don't wear depends or are toothless...

  • WhoKnew


  • Khaliah

    Of course it is--don't be offended. And it'll still be a joke when it all happens to you!! Still funnee though.

  • Meme

    Yep I can see this being a hit round these here parts I can just imagine the wypipo (high on Molly or whatever) doing the "big fish little fish cardboard box" dance style out of sync of course the music going in one direction dance steps in another direction arms flailing like they're drowning YES this will definitely be a hit here lol

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Not bad...I dig it

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Oh yea, the names too, lol

  • SandraRose

    She's a former gospel singer. I think she wants to relive her glory days on te road. The timing may be coincidental.

  • Rayne

    Ain’t nothing bout this gon make me say play that carol Maraj song next bbq. Lol

  • SandraRose

    What? You don't look a day over 25 in your profile pic. ?

  • SandraRose

    I love it! It takes me back to my carefree days in college. ?

  • SandraRose

    What shade? I'm being serious. ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ms.Minaj is a very attractive woman...the song...I’ll pass.

  • Nik

    Edges are precious as hell. Preserve those joints at all costs!

  • OvertheMississippi

    THAT IS NOT A CAROL! It’s more of a ditty or jingle. ?

  • that_VA_thickchick
  • Dr. P

    Only rapper's mama's music I'm checking for is MAMA DEE!!!!! Because EYYYYEeeeee Dahhhhhssseeerrrrvvvvveeeeeee!!!!

  • jujumanji

    Severe HARD pass

  • Mo Laughz

    I like it! thing you know Safaree gon be saying he wrote it ? I'm glad she is doing age appropriate content, I can see doing a lil side to side two step to this.

  • free

    i thought she was gonna give us betty wright. i mean, i need some real talk when you 60.

  • Mo Laughz

    Naw it was some, very subtle, but it's there lol

  • davine puddin

    Song is nice back ground music is nice but her vocal sound is not blended well she need better sound engineer. Side note great pride anthem! Go ahead ms Carol I see ya. Side note I am not a nicky fan.

  • WhoKnew

    Bring the depends on...I'm wit it as long as I'm still kicking above ground...LOL.

  • Hunni24

    Cataract Charlotte and All the Old Harlots almost made me fall of my chair!!

  • WhoKnew

    It's a Tuesday Ha Ha!

    Don't fall out your chair....LOL.

  • sunni_daze

    Nope and I don't even have to listen.

  • Applebootay

    ?Don't quit your day job mama.

  • Applebootay


  • Applebootay

    You stoopid....???

  • joel adams

    I just wanna see her dildo herself
    And play wit dem plastic tittays at the same time
    I bet she got a pretty phat phat

  • joel adams

    Her momma look like her in 20 yrs
    Worn out
    Ran through
    Desperate for attention
    Where Kim K at?

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Go Ms. Carol! I like you a lot more that your daughter.

  • Prince Jarmajesty II

    i wonder if Nicki knows what also makes this song trash?

  • Let them eat cake


  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Alextra Ballard


  • Guess Who

    Who let this thirsty, high probable no coochie getting troll out ?

  • Dowoop

    Sandra was generous with the three roses today

  • Parent

    Umm I'm good on this...

  • Parent

    Dead at "you know Safaree gon be saying he wrote it"

  • SandraRose

    I love it! This song jams. ?

  • Rayne


  • Solstice
  • Solstice

    This tickled the mess outta me. All those names ? ?

  • WhoKnew

    I accept all adjectives and superlatives. LMAO...???

  • tia

    Lol!! I feel ya and agree!!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    It aint bad as i thought it was gonna me (I was expecting a Sis Patterson type voice) its not bad at all

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Enough from that family!!

  • SayWhatNow?

    Them wigs must have been buy one for a penny get one free.The wigs are horrible.

  • angrysolo


  • MsVAllDay

    I will not!

  • Ms.Devereaux

    WHAt in the random hell is going on here? Ummm sir/ma’am if we tide of yo daughter what make sure you think we want to hear from you? Pray tell.

  • Ms.Devereaux


  • Blak

    Lady, go sit down somewhere and knit some socks and plan your retirement!

  • joel adams

    You don’t wanna see her pussy?
    Watch gay porn then


    It sounds like the song you hear playing in the background when your malling.. the sounds you hear in the background of Express or Zara clothing store.. I like it momma Miraj that shopping music.

  • leapyearpisces

    Sandaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!!!!!!!!.... there is a freaking STRANGER DANGER SEXUAL OFFENDER ALERT on Aisle 11 and I ain't coming back until it has been banished from the kingdom. I am only 10 remember????? Yuck. Barf.

  • Thee Jaguar Doll

    Another Lyrica G and Lyrica Anderson, Mother daughter duo? Mama Lyrica can fucking sing, My God that woman's voice leaves me shook! The Lyricas get down, They are truly blessed with beautiful singing voices!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Cece Peniston should watch out! ?

  • Satui Lerne

    The Bible says to respect your parents. Where in hell is the respect here? All the resources Nicki has and THIS is her mom's new single? This wouldn't make the cut for Nicki's last album and that.... that is saying a lot.

    Also who is on the cover of the album?

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    That is from the back, and black don’t crack !!! Just our knees!!!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso


  • TheOwley

    I like it. Sounds like my house music from Pandora.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    You know if those are in the names of these folks you know the music, you about to hear.

    My hoes, bisshs, mfkrs, i sell bricks, im a killa , my block hot, throwing up finger language, fake azz's, whyte woman, mixed chicks, hate popo, giuseppes,shoes , and any other racist designer they can find, just embarrassing ??????

  • SandraRose


  • jay

    Its a beautiful thing. Mother and daughter gifted. Nicki is a great daughter for supporting her mother. Very important love .

  • MRiGOThim

    Maybe she didn't want to piggy back off her daughter & do it herself <3

  • MRiGOThim

    I liked it...Mama has a nice voice :P

  • Well$$Well$$?

    It's kind of....catchy lol..Does she really want to be a starah though? If I were here I'd live vicariously through Nicki....

  • Marlika

    Sound like music she should market to the ???? LBGTQ. I can see them playing this at their shin digs! Dance ???? ????????

  • DeepThinker

    Sound better than her child.

  • DeepThinker

    Sound better than her child.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I wouldn't buy it...but I dig the effort

  • CjThomas Carlton

    I Love It Live Life Yolo. ???????Really Nice Dance Music Very Uplifting Good Energy.

  • CjThomas Carlton

    Maybe Billy Porter Can Feature Her Sonud On Pose.

  • ???

    Sure does

  • Brown & Proud
  • Tahj

    Defiantly a house track. or some RAVE music. I can hear it on the radio. or a commercial for some travel agency LOL No shade. Its catchy

  • Brown & Proud

    Hey, she makes better music than her daughta! At this point Nik should just fall back and let her momma take over.



  • Sassie

    She sounds good. Wow. I'm shocked for some reason.

  • Trace da Ace

    it would be FUNTY AS HELL....if this song does waayyyy better than Nikki's song and album....when your mom dukes can do it better than

  • @yeuphonic

    Still supports and excuses her pedo predator son. Y’all fund her so she can fund his defense. I’m out.

  • n1kk1a

    Charity Rose! ???

  • Moon Lee

    I like this Disco tempo.... Revealing my age...???

  • Logan Roberts

    Get it Mama Maraj ???

  • Lady” Youngblood

    I didn’t even listen to it. I can’t, she half a$$ raised her kids and that little girl was getting rapped in her house. She needs to sit her old a$$ down and stop chasing a star. Because everything that glitters ain’t gold

  • brandon

    Hating Ass bitch

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Are you dumb? Who spends money to support a pedophile .Young dummy ?

  • Junkanoo

    Her son molested a child and she stands by her son? To hell with her she's disgusting silly ole fool