Toppa Top 13: Nicki Minaj’s Most Caribbean Moments

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January 11, 2015


Mavado feat. Nicki Minajโ€”โ€Give It All To Meโ€ (2013)
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As much as she reps T&T, Nicki Minaj sure loves to affect Jamaican patois. It seems to come just as natural to her as slipping into Trini dialect. Mavadoโ€™s 2013 single โ€œGive It All To Meโ€ marked her first appearance on a track from a dancehall juggling riddim (though it wasnโ€™t her first collab with Mavado, technicallyโ€”the Gully Gad appeared on the official remix to โ€œFreaksโ€), and she showed she fit right from jump with her intro: Long time mi nuh see nuh badman like you, zeen? We would have thought the heavyweight pairing of Nicki and Mavado would have made more waves than it did, but โ€œGive It All To Meโ€ was a quality summertime single that breathes life into any party where it plays. โ€”Jesse Serwer