Toppa Top 10: Caribbean Artists Nicki Minaj Should Collaborate With

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Words By Jesse Serwer

Not on the list

After much anticipation, female-rapper-of-the-moment Nicki Minaj dropped her debut LP Pink Friday last week to mixed reviews and brisk sales. We couldn’t help but notice that, with the exception of Rihanna, who we guess gets an asterisk at this point, Nicki didn’t include any Caribbean artists among her guests. But, like her stylistic antecedent Foxy Brown, she’s Trini, has a tight patois game and has been known to drop the occasional dancehall reference (“Tony Matterhorn, dutty wine it!”) into her lyrics. So where’s her “Oh Yeah”? We’ve heard Nicki on a remix of Gyptian’s “Hold Yuh” and alongside Jamericans Sean Kingston and Ricky Blaze, but we have a whole gang of Caribbean artists we’d rather hear her with.

  • Nicki and Slick Rick could be slamming!
    She seems way more interested in doing the cockney thing than anything else so putting her and Ricky D on the same cut with them both going full Brit could be exciting. Or a disaster. But a fun disaster nonetheless.

  • jay

    def machel montano!!! trini record!!!

  • Eddie Houghton

    I already got a hook for it: “My gosh you look nice! Put away yuh money, I’ll buy that ice…”

  • Guillaume

    She should drop lyrics on Sly & Robbie produced riddims, still the best in da bizness after all these years.