Toppa Top 10: Jay-Z’s Most Jamaican Moments

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July 16, 2013

6. “Frontin (Dancehall Remix)” with Pharrell, Vybz Kartel & Wayne Marshall (2002)

Jay-Z’s Jamaican moment: Frontin (Dancehall Remix) features dancehall stars Vybz Kartel and Wayne Marshall

Jay-Z has spoken in recent years about wanting to collaborate with Vybz Kartel, specifically for 2009’s The Blueprint 3.ย  Well, Hov and Vybz actually do have a song together. For 2003’s hip-hop-meets-dancehall-themed Def Jamaica compilation, our dudes Max Glazer and Cipha Sounds re-upped Pharrell’s original version of “Frontin” with Jay-Z in an island style, adding vocals from a pre-superstar-level Kartel, and fellow dancehall artist Wayne Marshall.