Words by Jesse Serwer
Mims is pretty much known in the hip-hop world as a one-hit wonder thanks to his massive success with “This Is Why I’m Hot,” and relative radio silence since then. But the Washington Heights rapper has actually done quite a bit of dabbling in Caribbean music since then, featuring on a song with Barrington Levy (and Snoop) and chatting some patois on “Hold Yuh.” Much as when Junior Reid laid waste to the dancehall remix of “This is Why I’m Hot,” Mims’ latest track, “The City,” (download here) sees him shown up by another Jamaican, in Jovi Rockwell.
Being a super underrated artist and gorgeous and all, we’re always looking for reasons to post on Jovi, but this particular example speaks for itself (even if the quality on this particular rip is a little off), as Jovi just slays the ending of this song. Hopefully we can expect some more music from her soon but, in the meantime, be sure to check the newly remixed (with a live band) version of her Mr. Vegas collaboration, “Can’t Stop,” which is currently on constant repeat in the LU offices.